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Fear of Bridges Defined and Explained

fear of bridges

Fear of bridges is a fear response from the unconscious part of your brain about crossing the bridges and leading you to panic attack and other such feelings.

Fear of Bridges or Gephyrophobia is characterized by anxiety attack or specific phobia related to bridges. The word “gephyrophobia” is derived from the Greek words “gephyra” (bridge) and “phobos” (fear).

Fear of bridges may result partly from the fear of enclosure or the fear of heights. Phobic drivers may worry about being in an accident in busy traffic or losing control of their vehicles while driving over the bridge. High bridges over waterways and gorges can be especially intimidating for phobic drivers, as well as very long or very narrow bridges.

Symptoms of Fear of Bridges

Many people who have the fear of bridges will go out of their way to avoid crossing a bridge. Those who do try to cross a bridge will often experience high stress levels, and may even freeze up while driving on the bridge. In many cases, the police officers have had to rescue the panicked drivers and then drive them across the bridge. If you constantly go out of the way trying to avoid crossing any bridges and it happens more frequently and sometimes even locking you in closer proximity of your home, you might have been suffering from fear of bridges.

Some common symptoms of fear of bridges include sweaty palms, a tingling sensation, nausea, numbness and shortness of breath. One may also experience anxiety about death, crashing and other violent feelings.

How the Power of Hypnosis Helps Reduce the Fear of Bridges

Fear of bridges is a fear response from the unconscious part of your brain about crossing the bridges and leading you to panic attack and other such feelings. It is because your mind has associated anxiety and panic situations with bridges and whenever you came across crossing a bridge, your mind pushes you to a panic feeling and anxiety about death and crashing.

Hypnosis helps you learn how to control your fear of bridges and train your unconscious mind to dissociate anxiety from bridges while you are in hypnosis trance state. We help your subconscious mind develop a new confidence to achieve your goals and it is all possible with hypnosis.

Hypnosis is Proven More Effective Than Traditional Counseling

In a study in American Health Magazine, hypnosis and hypnotherapy have a 93% success rate compared with lower results from other methods of therapy which require far more sessions.  Click here to learn more about hypnosis and its high success rate.

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Resources:

Gephyrophobia – Wikipedia