Clients seek hypnotherapy for many reasons; one of the most common reasons are for fears and phobias. The approaches for the two are different. A primary cause of a fear is based on a concrete experience that the client can remember. It can be eliminated through an NLP technique that takes as little as 10 minutes, or through a hypnotherapy technique known as circle therapy. Often phobias originate later in life and their primary causes may not be known. With a treatment in hypnosis called desensitization Wendy can relieve the unwanted response. Panic attacks (hyperventilation syndrome) are relieved through hypnotherapy, allowing the client to regain their ability to live without the fear of another debilitating attack. Psychology Today's August 2014 issue stated that nearly 10% of Americans suffers from phobias: 50% critters; 48% heights; 34% tight spaces; 31% flying; 26% water; 25% dental visits; 22% blood; 21% bad weather; 17% crowds; and 15% hospitals. Fear and phobias around going to the dentist are prominent throughout the world.