Most people have an irrational fear or two. Perhaps the thought of needles makes your knees go wobbly, heights may make you feel dizzy, and mice may leave you jumping for the nearest chair. For the most part these fears are minimal, and have no long term effect on day to day living. For some however, the effects of such fears can be devastating, causing tremendous anxiety and preventing the individual from living a happy existence.
If a fear has become irrational and disabling, it has become a phobia. A phobia is an intense fear of something that, in reality, poses little or no actual danger. Common phobias and fears include closed-in places, heights, motorway driving, flying, snakes, needles, the list goes on… Often a phobia develops in childhood as a learned response from someone close to you or through a traumatic event; they can also develop in adults for the same reasons.
“More than 10% of people will experience a simple phobia at some point in their life.”
Phobias can occur at any age but mostly they appear in adolescence or adulthood. Only about 20% of phobias actually go away without any treatment. Although many people suffer from simple phobias, social phobias are a lot more common. Fear of blushing, sweating, vomiting, rejection, criticism, public speaking anxiety, performance anxiety, extreme self-consciousness etc. are all examples of social phobias that cause stress and anxiety to sufferers.
Why Choose Hypnotherapy to Overcome Fears and Phobias?
Hypnotherapy can help you get control of your fear and start enjoying your life again. During Hypnotherapy I can teach you how to relax and release tension from your body so that you are able to put yourself in a less anxious state.
Together we can uncover the source of your phobia and help you eradicate those intense feelings of stress and panic which are causing you to limit the way you live your life. During trance, it we can teach your mind a different way of responding to your fears.
- You will learn to be calmer and deal with your own fear in a controlled and rational way.
- You will effectively learn to desensitise those fears and replace them with more natural and rational feelings.
- You will be able to imagine yourself engaging in situations in a calm and comfortable way, and therefore eliminate or reduce your fears.
If you can see a brighter future without those old fears then please get in touch to book your hypnotherapy session.