A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal.
We find that most phobias are more pronounced than a fear. Let’s just look at what the word FEAR and what it represents! False Emotions Appearing Real.
Phobias develop when a person has an unrealistic or an exaggerated sense of danger about a situation or object, in other words if a person is in an emotional state when they experience one of these unrealistic or exaggerated situations the subconscious mind will lock onto that emotion and lock it away in the brain so in the future if a person faces a similar event later on in life, those areas of the brain retrieve that stressful memory, sometimes more than once. This causes the body to experience the same reaction.