"On the other side of every fear is freedom"
Phobias are extremely common and generally defined as an irrational and excessive fear of an object, place or situation. However, they only manifest themselves as a problem when they inhibit your life. Most people can lead a healthy fulfilled life with a fear of spiders, but to have a phobia or fear of flying can really restrict the lives of you and your family. Sometimes these phobias start in childhood for no apparent reason and sometimes they have been ignited by a traumatic event.