There are 3 main classifications for Phobias..
Specific Phobia – generally related to a single trigger e.g. fear of flying, fear of heights, fear of spiders.
Social Phobia – generally fears relating to our performance with or around other people. Social phobias are some of the most common phobias and generally respond well to hypnosis. A very common social phobia is the fear of public speaking.
Agoraphobia – generalised fear of leaving a familiar place or area which is ‘safe’ such as, the home. Doing so might cause an onset of panic attacks, which the person with agoraphobia avoids at any cost. This then results in a limited ability to enjoy life because avoidance of “unsafe” places becomes the norm. Sufferers do not necessarily fear open space in itself, but often they fear the situations found in these places. Examples such as meeting other people, fear of not being able to escape from a crowded space, or they perceive a lack of safety in general.