Childhood phobias aren't fun, they're frightening. Nip them in the bud with fast-acting hypnotherapy and your child will be a happier and more relaxed 'big brave soldier' and no longer feel like a 'scaredy cat'. A phobia is a stressful reaction to a creature, location, situation, feeling or thing. Childhood phobias are so much more pronounced than just being slightly afraid of something. They are a serious fear and avoidance of a specific circumstance or object that creates extreme anxiety.