Fear of Heights

A fear of heights can be a useful thing

If you’re standing too close to the edge of a cliff, your natural fear of heights will kick in and your subconscious mind will make you move away from the edge to a safer place. This is your ‘fight or flight’ response working correctly to keep you safe.

Fear of Heights

If you’re climbing a ladder or maybe walking across a footbridge, realistically, you know that as long as you’re careful, you’ll be reasonably safe. However, sometimes your natural fear response can become exaggerated and your subconscious mind sends messages to the rest of your body to respond to the situation as if you were facing a real imminent danger or threat. Because fear is a response which we learn through experience, the good news is that it can be unlearned.

Which therapy?

The most effective therapy for you depends on your individual situation. Many people have found hypnotherapy helpful for addressing fear of heights and talking with someone who is impartial and non-judgmental can help you to overcome your fears. Working with your subconscious mind, relaxation and anxiety release techniques can be taught which will enable you to learn a new calmer way of responding and leave the fear in the past.

What to expect

Your initial consultation is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss your situation in more detail as well as answering any questions you may have and deciding on the best options for you. We will also do some hypnosis, if appropriate, to introduce you to hypnotherapy and help you prepare for future sessions. Many people find between 4 to 6 hypnotherapy sessions helpful for fear of heights and occasionally further sessions may be required.

Further information

Further information about costs and sessions can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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