The origin of a phobia is usually associated with the emotions caused by a traumatic event from early life.
One of the roles of our subconscious minds, especially during our early development, is to ensure that we are programmed to avoid situations that put us in mortal danger.
Phobias are produced when the subconscious creates this 'instinctual' response erroneously. For example, a child whose parents are screaming at him because he has climbed onto a window ledge, may get a distorted impression of the dangers of high places.
When any fear becomes a phobia it can be extremely debilitating and restricting many areas of life.
Hypnotherapy treatment works by:
Reducing your level of underlying anxiety and teaching you how to maintain a greater state of calm.
Diminishing the emotional trauma associated with earlier experiences.
Programming the subconscious with new behavioural patterns in response to the source of distress.