Conquer Your Fears: EMDR Therapy for Phobias

No one likes to feel afraid. Most of us don’t even like to admit to feeling afraid, and yet it turns out that phobias are extremely common. Phobias affect between 9-16% of Americans in a given year. In fact, phobias are the most common mental health disorder among women, and second most common among men. If fear has been affecting your life, the good news is that you don’t have to be afraid. EMDR therapy (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) can help you conquer your fear.

Conquer fears and phobias with cutting-edge EMDR therapy (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Anxiety specialist Dr. Kathryn Soule in Fort Worth, TX tells you how EMDR rewires your brain so you con conquer a fear of flying, fear of driving, fear of dogs, fear of needles, medical phobia, dental phobia, etc.

What is a phobia?

A phobia is an excessive or irrational fear in response to an object or situation. Symptoms include:

  • Dizziness

  • Shortness of breath

  • Feeling of panic

  • Increased heart rate

  • Nausea

  • Persistent avoidance of the feared object or situation

Most people deal with phobias with avoidance. This may be ok for a while, until it negatively affects your life and stops you from doing something important to you. Then it may be time to get help so you won't be limited by fear.

So, what are most people afraid of?