A phobia is an irrational fear, literally a fear without good reason, or a fear of something that may not happen. People with phobias often experience unwanted responses to animals, objects, insects, actions or places. The physical response is known as a stress response.
It is estimated that more than 11% of the population have some kind of irrational fear.
People often describe their reaction to something as being ‘paralysed with fear’ or maybe ‘ having butterflies in their stomach’ or even just wanting to run away. However you want to describe it phobias are very real for people and can be very unpleasant.
How can Hypnotherapy Help
Generally people manage their phobia on a day to day basis and only seek help from a Hypnotherapist when it prevents them doing something they want to do, or when they know a situation will force them to face it. People are also unaware that phobias can be passed on to children, who learn from their behaviour.
Hypnosis helps to reduce stress and anxiety that phobias can bring by changing the thought patterns related to the fear and can therefore make a huge difference to the way we think.
When you are under Hypnosis you focus on relaxation and letting go of distracting thoughts. This temporarily tunes out the conscious part of your mind, opening you to the power of suggestion. This is the point when we can make suggestions to tackle the fears and phobias.
Often we are seeking not to turn off or ignore the emotion but to retrain it to work in a more helpful and less limiting way.
We would need to evaluate the level of your phobia and then use a combination of techniques to help you resolve it. We use a blend of therapies for quick results. We understand that everyone reacts differently to different therapies.
So not only will we use Hypnotherapy but also Mindfulness – Breathing Techniques and also Progressive Muscle Relaxation. We will teach you how to use these techniques effectively at home enabling you to be able to control your fears and phobias.
The nature or Hypnotherapy means it doesn’t work for everybody. However it is a natural therapy with no side effects. Many people find it an effective tool in the treatment of fears and phobias. The number of sessions you will need depends on your individual circumstances. We will be happy to discuss this with you.
Hypnosis Can Be Used for Overcoming:-
- Spiders / Insects / Birds / Animals
- Fear of the Dentist
- Fear of Heights / Flying / Water
- Fear of exams / Failure / Success
- Agoraphobia (fear of crowds or being trapped)
- Claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces)
- Fear of Darkness / Alone
- Fear of needles / Pain / Hospitals
And many more. Please Contact us to discuss any other Phobia you may have
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