Did you know that your brain does not know the difference between real and perceived danger? When you perceive danger, your brain tries to protect you by sending urges to avoid the perceived threat. Treating phobias requires the use of exposure therapy to retrain your brain. We also use ACT and DBT skills to enhance your ability to face anxiety, and not let it make decisions for you.
A phobia is an intense fear of a specific object or situation, often leading to avoidance of the object or situation. Phobias are typically categorized as follows: animal/insects, natural environment, blood-injection-injury, and situational. Urges to avoid these phobic stimuli can be disruptive to life!
It is common for those with fears of blood, injection, or injury to have a vasovagal syncope response - this means you may faint at the sight of blood, needles, or injury due to a sudden drop in blood pressure and heart rate. If this is something you experience, you will learn to "override" the body's natural response.
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