Treatment of Phobia

When do you need phobia treatment? It is perfectly normal for all human beings to experience anxiety and phobia at various times in their life. A certain amount of anxiety and phobia is healthy and performs a valuable function; enabling us to develop life skills and learn how to stay safe, grow and build resilience in life. How we manage and ‘grow’ from anxiety is dependent upon our ability to ‘recover’ from what we perceive as a threat, challenge, loss, crisis, change, or fear in our life. Our ability to manage and cope with anxious situations is developed and ‘hot-wired’ in the central nervous system and is influenced by our early childhood experience and development.

How we manage anxiety and phobia is predominantly modeled (and learned) through our primary caregivers (most commonly our parents). If anxiety is not managed in a ‘good enough’ way of coping with anxiety is experienced in a harmful or damaging way, it leaves us entering the world with a distorted version of life and we are left with inadequate emotional and life skills which are needed to be able to overcome life’s problems. If we do not learn healthy life skills and learn how to ‘be comfortable with’ and manage anxiety in a healthy way, then eventually the anxiety compromises our immune system’s ability to function, leaving us vulnerable to illness and exhaustion. As we encounter more anxiety we may experience bouts of depression, anger, and panic.

Modern-day stress and anxiety are reflective of the modern world we live in and often are related to us not feeling ‘good enough’ or not feeling successful, feeling ‘a failure’, always feeling unsatisfied, unable to maintain relationships. We strive for perfection and the anxiety ‘merry go round’ continues. Due to the uncomfortable feelings associated with high levels of anxiety, we develop our strategies and behavior patterns to deal with (deny or numb out) these feelings, for example; self-medicating to dull emotional pain, drinking alcohol to relax or shut out feeling anxiety, working excessively to distract from the pressures and anxieties of life, over or under eating for comfort or to fill the frightening feeling of anxiety.

All these maladaptive behaviors are efforts to feel in control or discard uncomfortable feelings. The anxiety-related illness kills more people on the planet than any other condition. It is linked to cancer, heart disease, depression, and addiction. Anxiety can also result in high suicide rates – especially among men.

At THE BALANCE Inpatient Phobia Treatment Center, we use a holistic and person-centered treatment approach to help you manage anxiety in a more valuable and productive way. Our Program incorporates a combination of talking therapies, complementary therapies, and medical treatments. These treatments help you to identify where and how anxiety manifests and impacts your life and explores how it relates to your health well-being and lifestyle.

By exploring the unhealthy behavior that anxiety triggers, the treatment at THE BALANCE teaches you the necessary skills required to change unhealthy or harmful behavior that has developed over time. We call this method of treatment a ‘prescription for life’. THE BALANCE program work at empowering you and teach you new life-changing skills that help to build resilience, thus enable you to better ‘manage anxiety’; face into life and no longer feel that anxiety controls or has a negative hold over you. This is known to be ‘self-empowered’.

Phobias FAQ

What are Phobias?

Phobias are extreme fear of a particular thing or aspect. Everyone experiences fear. In fact, a certain amount of anxiety and phobia is healthy and performs a valuable function; enabling us to develop life skills and learn how to stay safe, grow and build resilience in life. However, having constant fear that hinders life is when it stops being healthy.

How dangerous can Phobias be?

If the individual doesn’t learn how to manage anxiety in a healthy way, anxiety will then compromise our immune system’s ability to function, leaving them vulnerable to illness and exhaustion. As more anxiety is encountered, the person may experience bouts of depression, anger, and panic.

How can Phobias be treated?

At the BALANCE Luxury Rehab & Treatment Center, we help you to identify where and how anxiety manifests and impacts your life and explores how it relates to your health well-being, and lifestyle. By exploring the unhealthy behavior that anxiety triggers, the treatment teaches you the necessary skills required to change unhealthy or harmful behavior that has developed over time. We call this method of treatment a ‘prescription for life’.