Generally most people have a fear of one type or another. For some this fear can be based upon a negative experience. In the instance of flying a person may have previously been a happy passenger able to fly whilst being relaxed. Then on one particular flight they encounter severe turbulence, this along with fellow passengers reactions then start to create a fear response whenever this person flys in future and encounters turbulence.
Being attacked or witnessing an attack by a dog as a child can lead to a person developing a fear or dislike of dogs. This fear may be further added to if ones parents also continue to reinforce the fear by avoiding dogs or telling the child to stay away from them.
Someone with a phobia on the other hand will experience a more intense reaction. When encountering a dog for instance they may become very agitated scream or shake or have even more severe pysiological responses.
In the case of flying medication may be needed or if the phobia is severe the person may avoid flying at all costs.
People with phobias can often develop a fear of the fear itself, worrying about and avoiding the phobic triggers at all costs.
A Person with extreme Agoraphobia (fear of public places) for instance can end up leading a lonely solitary life.
Hypnosis can help a person overcome a fear or a phobia.
*Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee specific results. Results can vary from person to person.