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Agoraphobia is a generalized anxiety disorder characterized by anxiety in situations where it is perceived to be difficult or embarrassing to escape. For some that could be wide open spaces, for others it could be shopping centres, being in crowds or social gatherings in flits or aeroplanes, or the fear of not being able to home quickly and/or safely. People will often be aware that they are looking for an escape route. People suffering from agoraphobia will find it difficult to leave their home as it feels like a safe place because of the fear that they may suffer from overwhelming anxiety or panic attacks if they were to leave.

Hypnotherapy, NLP and positive psychology can all help by helping you to re-program your thoughts, behaviours and to disconnect any older negative connections. There will nearly always be a root cause for this, as any, phobia and finding this can often have a massive effect in and of itself. From there we will be utilising the unconscious mind to assist you to train your mind and to build new ways of being more relaxed and comfortable in various settings around people, places and things, this is achievable between 2-4 sessions.

In the UK agoraphobia is currently the only phobia regularly treated as a medical condition, agoraphobia can account for approximately 60% of phobias. Until quite recently, agoraphobia or was defined as a fear of open spaces however it now covers a larger range which can include a combination of panic attacks. The word itself comes from the Greek which means the ‘fear of the marketplace’.

In response to a traumatic event, anxiety may interrupt the formation of memories and disrupt the learning processes, resulting in dissociation. Depersonalization which is a feeling of disconnection from one’s self’ and derealisation – a feeling of disconnection from one’s surroundings – are other dissociative methods of withdrawing from anxiety.

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