Overcome Agoraphobia - Fear of Open Spaces

Do you suffer with Agoraphobia? Do you experience feelings of fear or anxiety at the thought of being away from home or a place of safety?
Do you avoid going out? Some people with Agoraphobia can end up feeling that they are a prisoner in their own home.
Do you think you will have a panic attack if you can't get back home? Being worried you'll have a panic attack or some other terrible thing is commonly experienced by sufferers.
NLP & Hypnotherapy can work for you. We have over 12 years experience in successfully treating Agoraphobia quickly and for good. Contact us and find out how we can help free from the fear.

Agoraphobia? Imagine what your life will be like without it...

The term Agoraphobia is widely misunderstood. It's literal definition suggests a fear of "open spaces". However that can be a slightly misleading view because Agoraphobics are not necessarily afraid of open spaces.

Rather, they are afraid of having panicky feelings, wherever these fearful feelings may occur. For many, they can happen at home, as well as in open spaces, or in crowded supermarkets, places that are certainly not "open".

The lack of an immediately available exit is one of the key features of many of these Agoraphobic situations.

In fact Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder linked to feelings of panic which develops when a person begins to avoid spaces or situations associated with anxiety. Typical "phobic situations" might include driving, shopping, crowded places, traveling, standing in line, being alone, meetings and social gatherings.

Agoraphobia arises; from an internal anxiety condition that has become so intense that the suffering individual fears going anywhere or doing anything where these feelings of panic have repeatedly occurred before.

Once the panic attacks have started, these episodes become the ongoing stress, even when other more obvious pressures have diminished. This sets up a "feedback condition" which generally leads to increased numbers of panic attacks and, for some people, an increase in the situations or events which can produce panicky feelings. Others experience fearful feelings continuously, more a feeling of overall. discomfort, rather than panic.

A person may fear having anxiety attacks, "losing control", or embarrassing him/herself in such situations. Many people remain in a painful state of anxious anticipation because of these fears. Some become restricted or "housebound" while others function "normally" but with great difficulty, often attempting to hide their discomfort.

Agoraphobia, then, is both a severe anxiety condition and a phobia, as well as a pattern of avoidance behavior.

So what's making me feel like this?

We find that the majority of people with Agoraphobia have an internal dialogue that just keeps running with unhelpful thoughts and/or they are constantly imagining very scary situations or unpleasant things happening to them.

Consider the true cost of living with Agoraphobia.

If you are living with Agoraphobia, what is the real cost to your health, your career or education and to your family life? Avoiding the issue indefinitely would mean resigning yourself to living in fear, missing out on priceless life experiences big and small, living a life that is just a shadow of what it will be when the problem is gone.

For anyone earning a living, the financial toll of this phobia is incalculable. Living with fear means you can never concentrate fully and give your best. Lost opportunities. Poor performance or grades. Promotions that pass you by. Agoraphobia will likely cost you tens, even hundreds of thousands of pounds over the course of your lifetime, let alone the cost to your health and quality of life.

Treatment for Agoraphobia

The good news is that because this like other phobias is a learnt response it can be changed easily and responds very well to the methods we use. From experience we typically find that in the majority of cases Agoraphobia is treatable in 2 or 3 sessions.

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