Yes in the majority of cases people can overcome phobias. In the case of a simple phobia we’ve seen many people overcome the fear in just one or two appointments. We have a very high success rate with people of all ages no matter how long they have had their problem.
An important thing to bear in mind is the commonly perceived meaning of the word “cure”. People often think of being cured in the context of a doctor that prescribes a tablet or medicine that does all the work while the patient waits for it to happen to them.
In almost every case rather than being a medical condition like a bug or a virus, instead phobias are learnt behavioural responses. So rather than thinking of being cured in the medical sense we’re looking at it from the perspective of changing the learnt behavioural response.
Technically speaking it’s the behavioural response change that actually stops the fear. However after your fear or problem is gone your more than welcome to say you feel cured if that’s how you want to look at it.
We believe that it is possible for anyone to change as long as they want to change and are prepared to do what it takes to make life better. This isn’t through waving a magic wand but by helping you change the aspects of behavior that cause the fear. Because your fears and phobias are a learnt behavior they can be stopped and something better put in its place.
Like anything else once you learn how to stop your fears it becomes easier to feel calmer and more relaxed.