Bee phobia?

i have a horible bee phobia. are there any ways, besides going to a therapist, to get rid of it, thanx in advance.

(if professional therapy is the only option, what are some good places in new jersey near paramus.)

Here is one advice for helping children cope with it that can be applied to adults as well;

The treatment for phobias entails a combination of changing cognitions (correcting misperceptions: Dogs want to hurt me, I'll die from a bee sting) and gradual exposure to the feared object. Children use accurate, alternative thoughts that are focused on coping (e.g. I am scared but I can handle being next to a bee; I know that if I stand still, it won't bother me). It can be very helpful for a child to observe someone else who is somewhat anxious manage the same situation the child is afraid of. In vivo exposures (for bee phobia) can start with reading a book about bees, next watching a movie about bees, and moving up until child can be around a bee.

As an adult, I would encourage you to check this out about a neuro-programmer, that is applied to help mind get rid of irrational fears.

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For example, one way NP2 affects the mind is through a neurological process known as brainwave entrainment. When neurologists first began to measure the brain's response to stimuli, it was found that if light and sound stimuli were precisely timed to the electrical activity of the brain, brainwave patterns could actually be altered. In turn, the mental state of a person could reliably be changed. As an example, someone who is wide awake may start to feel relaxed and drowsy when given a stimulus corresponding to a relaxed brainwave pattern. This has become known as audio/visual brainwave entrainment. Today, 70 years after the discovery of this effect, brainwave entrainment is widely used for a huge variety of purposes, not only to measure the brain's response, but also to train the brain to a particular mental state. It has become so widely used that many clinical EEG units come with entrainment devices.

It is a self- hypnosis software and here is the link;

Hope this helps.
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What is the cause of Bee Phobia?
Like all fears and phobias, bee phobia is created by the unconscious mind as a protective mechanism. At some point in your past, there was likely an event linking bees and emotional trauma. Whilst the original catalyst may have been a real-life scare of some kind, the condition can also be triggered by myriad, benign events like movies, TV, or perhaps seeing someone else experience trauma.

But so long as the negative association is powerful enough, the unconscious mind thinks: "Ahh, this whole thing is very dangerous. How do I keep myself from getting in this kind of situation again? I know, I'll attach terrible feelings to bees, that way I'll steer clear in future and so be safe." Just like that bee phobia is born. Attaching emotions to situations is one of the primary ways that humans learn. Sometimes we just get the wiring wrong.

The actual phobia manifests itself in different ways. Some sufferers experience it almost all the time, others just in response to direct stimuli. Everyone has their own unique formula for when and how to feel bad.

How do we do it?
We won't actually do anything: you will. Our practitioners will teach you to regain control of your emotions and conquer your Bee Phobia. Working with us, you'll rapidly train your unconscious mind to connect different, positive feelings to the stimuli that triggers the phobia. And you will learn quickly now to stop the root cause of your Fear of Flying: those awful thoughts, images, movies or sounds.

We don't use hypnosis for Bee Phobia but our modern techniques are equally relaxing and enjoyable. Clients immediately notice that they feel different. Once the unconscious mind feels safe and learns how to respond appropriately, it will always know - so the results are permanent. Bee Phobia is gone. Forever
Does it work?
Can we rid you of a debilitating phobia after just a few hours of work? Is this just a quick fix? At CTRN we've helped hundreds of people beat their phobias. Here's just one testimonial:

"I have a BA degree in Psychology yet could never get a handle on my personal phobia...

I am not a fan of pop-psychology and so ordered your program with a great deal of doubt. Once I started it, I found your approach of breaking negative stimulus links and building new ones made perfect sense to me...

I'm glad I put you to the test because in three days I took back a freedom that had been gone for 15 years."
Having a phobia about something that can hurt you is not unusual.I personaly am afraid of needles,but when I have to have a shot or I.V. I had to face that fear. It still scares me to see needles,so I try to think of something else. It may be hard to get over a phobia to bees but look at the cause of your fear ,Is it realistic, do you go into seizures or shock If you are stung. I suggest first try to face your fear,you don't have to let them sting you,just try to walk by a bee and see if you are attacked. I say you wil not. Try before you spend hours in therapy and thousands of dollars. I Wish You Luck!

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