Fears and phobias are common but they can hold you back and have a serious impact on your life, stopping you from doing the things you want to do or limiting the decisions and the choice you make. 
A fear is not a phobia though: if you have a fear of flying, you can still fly; if you have a flying phobia, you cannot get on a plane. A phobia is a persistent irrational fear, with no relation to the actual danger. Whether you have a fear or phobia of water, driving,  flying, insects, spaces, height, you could be free of your concerns very quickly, sometimes in one or two sessions. 


 Anxiety is characterised by constant and overwhelming worry, persistent negative thoughts, fear, restlessness, even panic. In small doses, anxiety is helpful. It protects us from danger, and focuses our attention on problems. But when anxiety is too severe, or occurs too frequently, it can become overwhelming and make your life very difficult. More and more children and young adults have an anxiety disorder. The pressure building at school and social media can lead to anxiety. It is important to deal with any signs of unease quickly before it becomes unmanageable. Fortunately you can get rid of the unpleasant  symptoms of anxiety fast and effectively with the new progressive modalities. Don't let anxiety ruin your life.


 Trauma is what happens when we are placed in a situation where we feel helpless and disempowered. It can be obvious, with a clear cause, and symptoms that seem to make sense or it can be a life-threatening experience, either real or imagined. To a child it could be something as small as being laughed at when he sings at school or tells a story. It could be much less than one would think (as opposed to rape, war, or horrible things we acknowledge as trauma), any situation where one is faced with a threat to one"s survival when it occurs in a state of helplessness. Trauma can be buried beneath depression, anxiety, and anger, without any recognisable origin. The causal event may have occurred a week ago, or half a century in the past but the energy of unresolved trauma is still active in our brain, body and energy system. 


Stress isn't all bad. At lower levels, stress prepares our bodies for day-to-day challenges by boosting energy, improving cognitive performance, and focusing attention. The stress triggers several mechanism and chemical reactions which can be managed and disperse quickly once the threat or difficulty passes. But if you are constantly stressed, your body stays in a state of high alert and you may developed stress-related symptoms.  Unhealthy levels of stress contribute to anxiety, weakened immune systems, sleep problems, addictions. Experts are now saying that all addictions are the result of trauma, trying to rebalance the neurochemistry of the brain. Dr Daniel Sumrock says: Addiction shouldn't be called "addiction". It should be called "ritualised compulsive comfort-seeking which is a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood (ACE).
This suggests a different approach to treat addiction is needed. Instead of focusing on the behaviour, we concentrate on clearing the past trauma and removing the emotional content and the negative beliefs.