The irrational fear or phobia of driving over bridges is not as uncommon as you may believe.
Individuals who have this particular fear experience enormous anxiety when confronted with the prospect of having to cross a bridge. High bridges with steep drops are especially frightening, as are bridges over water or gorges.
Quite often this fear can also be combined with other fears such as the fear of heights, agoraphobia or claustrophobia.
The individual suffering from gephyrophobia may be fearful that they will lose control or faint.
Fear breeds fear and this can easily lead to feelings of abject panic.
Many people who suffer from this particular phobia go to great lengths so that they can avoid crossing bridges. Often, they find themselves planning journeys that involve lengthy detours and considerable inconvenience so that they do not have to drive over a bridge.
What has happened is that at a deep, subconscious level, the bridge phobic has learned to associate anxiety with the thought of crossing bridges. At some time in the past, he or she will probably have undergone an experience that in some way frightened them and they linked this scared feeling with bridges.
It’s as though the person has stopped trusting themselves when it comes to moving over a bridge. And the subconscious is triggering feelings of fear so that he or she will not put themselves in danger.
For the conscious mind, of course, it may be only too clear that such fears are groundless. They may even seem silly. But fear is a feeling and the conscious mind runs on logic, not emotion.
Try as they might, the phobic individual most often is powerless to analyze away their fear.
Fear, like all feelings, is generated in the subconscious mind and it is here that the solution lies.
Through the skillful use of modern advanced transformational hypnosis, we can delve into the subconscious mind and re-educate it. We can re-align it with reality so the bridge phobic person can let go of the fear and return to their natural state.
Even though the thought of driving over or crossing a bridge may seem too difficult for you to contemplate at the moment, the fact is that you can be helped to conquer your fear of bridges and cross them with ease and in the complete absence of anxiety.
Working with a properly trained and qualified advanced transformational hypnotherapist, you can once more return to the freedom that is your birthright.