Fear is a natural response to feelings of threat. It is a survival instinct which warns us against certain things or situations in our environment. On the other hand a phobia is an irrational fear of an object or situation that causes little or no danger. Phobias are linked to our unconscious and because they are irrational they can often be dealt with effectively through hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy can help to identify the root cause of the phobia and enable the individual to react to the feared object or situation in a calmer manner when encountering it in the future. Hypnotherapy can also help with relaxation and visualisation techniques for desensitisation that forms new habits such as being more calm and relaxed.