Fears & Phobias
Fear is actually a useful thing. It helps to keep us safe and away from danger by prompting us to take action and this is known as the ‘fight or flight’ response.
Therapy can help with a variety of fears including:
Fears & Phobias
Although fear can sometimes be useful, we can also have fears which are not always helpful to us. Fears of objects or situations, which, realistically, we know are unlikely to harm us, yet they cause intense feelings of fear and can often lead to a panic attack, or if left to develop, sometimes a phobia. Heights, spiders, flying, injections, visiting the dentist and confined spaces are some of the common fears and phobias and there are many others too.
The most effective therapy for you depends on your individual situation. Many people find hypnotherapy helpful for addressing fears and phobias 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 develop a new calmer way of thinking and reacting, so that you can 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 fears and phobias and occasionally further sessions may be required.