Are you living with Phobias?
Everyone has an irrational fear or two. For most people, these fears are minor. But when fears become so severe that they cause anxiety and interfere with your normal life, they become phobias.
Phobias are anxiety disorders characterized by persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation. There are hundreds of phobias, of which common ones include fear of specific animals or insects, enclosed spaces, heights, needles, flying, public speaking, and social interactions. They can develop in childhood or later.
About 1 in 12 people suffer from phobias, and some from multiple phobias. Because people will go to extreme lengths to avoid encountering their phobias, if left untreated, phobias can severely impact your mental and emotional wellbeing.
You may be experiencing Phobias if you have been experiencing these symptoms for a prolonged period of time:
Taking excessive action to avoid or isolate your phobias
Feel like you are going crazy or losing control
Feel limited, stuck, and powerless to control your phobias
Living inside your internal hell with no way to escape
UNSURE IF YOU HAVE SEVERE PHOBIA?
How severe is your phobia? Take this self-assessment test used by mental health professionals to determine you may be suffering from severe phobia:
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How does Virtual EMDR work on Phobias?
EMDR can be used to treat Phobias by resolving underlying mental and emotional issues that are related to them. This can be specific triggers, traumatic memories, or disempowering self-beliefs such as “I am powerless.
EMDR helps to overcome Phobias by re-connecting (or “re-processing”) the neural associations in the brain associated with the negative beliefs and memories. Simulating the natural steps of memory processing, EMDR first acts to reduce (or “desensitize’) the unwanted emotions such as sadness, fear, and emotional pain, and then replace these with empowering emotions such as hope, confidence, and power.
In addition to standard EMDR protocol, Virtual EMDR also offers specialized programs for Phobias to help you:
Process the cause or origin of your Phobia, such as specific events
Cope with future scenarios where you might encounter your phobia
There are also specialized programs for conditions frequently linked with Phobias, including Anxiety, PTSD & Trauma, and Depression.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I AM NEW TO EMDR. CAN BEGINNERS USE VIRTUAL EMDR?
Definitely! Virtual EMDR was designed for people with no prior experience of EMDR. The program is intuitive, easy-to-follow and comes with full instructional videos and examples.
If you need help getting started, Virtual EMDR offers affordable coaching sessions or find a therapist from our Therapist Network.
I AM CURRENTLY WORKING WITH A THERAPIST. CAN I USE VIRTUAL EMDR?
Absolutely! Many people use Virtual EMDR concurrently while working with a therapist. They find that this can accelerate their healing.
Virtual EMDR complements your therapist-guided sessions by giving you the power of “in the moment” healing when symptoms unexpectedly strike (which is seldom during your scheduled therapist session).
This power to address your symptoms when you need it MOST is one reason why Virtual EMDR has proven to be so effective for so many people.
IS EMDR SAFE TO DO ON MY OWN?
Despite what some therapists claim, the fact remains that thousands of people have successfully done EMDR on their own. Virtual EMDR delivers thousands of sessions every month.
Benefits of a self-guided program include: Taking total control over YOUR healing journey, deciding which issues you want to work on only when you are ready, setting the pace and frequency of your sessions, being able to focus 100% on your issues, and building self-esteem that you did it yourself.
However, self-guided programs are not for everyone. You are best placed to decide if this type of program is suitable for you. Please consult your doctor if you are unsure.
I SUFFER FROM MULTIPLE PHOBIAS. WILL VIRTUAL EMDR WORK FOR ME?
Yes, many people have used Virtual EMDR to treat complex and chronic emotional conditions. In fact, people often find that many conditions are linked and stem from a common root cause, such as childhood trauma.
By using Virtual EMDR to address the core issue (instead of just relieving the symptoms, as other treatments do), you can successfully address the real problem – and eliminate all these conditions at the same time!