Phobias are a relatively common affliction, up to 12% of the population suffers from mild to moderate phobias.
Phobias are anxiety disorders that are triggered when a stimulus occurs. Causes can be various environmental stimuli like humans, animals or situations. Sufferers often feel short of breath, get heart racing, sweating and abdominal pain when they are confronted with the stimulus. Often there is a significant decrease in the quality of life because people try to avoid the triggering stimuli and withdraw socially.
Common phobias include fear of flying, dogs, spiders, snakes, thunder, heights, invasive medical procedures, and particular social situations such as public speaking or intimacy. Clinically, phobias are different from regular fears or anxieties in that the person exhibits a response to the thing or situation that is way out of proportion to how a regular person would react. These dramatic responses include but are not limited to panic attacks, breathing difficulties, shaking or trembling, elevated heart rate, dizziness, nausea, paralysis and so on.
Hypnotherapy for phobias is an effective way to overcome your fears, leading to a happier and more fulfilling life.
Common phobias we treat include::
- open spaces
- enclosed spaces
- fear of flying
- injections and needles
- stormy weather
Phobias can be divided into simple and complex forms.
The simple forms are treated by symptom-oriented therapy. The complex (learned) phobias occur when there has been a negative experience beforehand. These experiences often occur in early childhood age and can be treated in a hypnotic trance. Furthermore, phobias can also occur as a defence mechanism for some other underlying problem. In these cases, hypnotherapy has proven to be effective.
If you’re living with a phobia and have tried other methods to deal with this issue without getting any real results, then hypnotherapy may be an option for you.
Our hypnotherapy sessions for dealing with phobias and fears are tailored exactly to you. Before the hypnosis begins, we’ll explore the causes of your fears, and then use these exact, personal motivations to communicate with your subconscious mind.
Once the session is complete, we’ll also provide you with an audio recording of your tailored session, so that you can listen to it in future.
Say goodbye to irrational fear.
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