Phobias

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What is a Phobia?

A phobia is an intense and overwhelming fear of a specific object, situation or even feeling. The feelings of fear and anxiety that are experienced are way out of proportion to the actual object or situation, and this can lead to someone avoiding it completely. If it is something that is easily avoidable, this may not be much of a problem, but many people will go to great lengths to avoid the object of their phobia. This can cause them miss out on important parts of their lives and become isolated.

Relationships can also be affected if a person is no longer able to enjoy the same lifestyle as their partner. If avoidance is not possible, people with phobias can also suffer a huge amount of stress whilst dreading the unavoidable situation where they will have to face their phobia.

Phobias are a type of Anxiety disorder and should be treated seriously. It can be quite common for someone with a phobia to be told by others that ‘there is nothing to be scared of’ or even that they are ‘being silly’. A phobic response is out of conscious control, so whilst someone might try to face their phobia for others benefit, the fear will remain, and it could be highly unpleasant for them and lead to anxiety in other areas of their life.

Common Phobias

  • Fear of Heights (Acrophobia)

  • Fear of Flying (Aerophobia)

  • Fear of Spiders (Arachnophobia)

  • Fear of Crowds or being outside (Agoraphobia)

  • Fear of Enclosed spaces (Claustrophobia)

  • Fear of Needles (Trypanophobia)

  • Fear of Holes (Trypophobia)

  • Fear of Snakes (Ophidiophobia)

This is just a list of some common phobias, and there are many more. I can help you to over come your phobia whatever it may be

Hypnotherapy for Phobias

Hypnotherapy is a very effective treatment for Phobias, and unlike other common exposure treatment approaches you will not need to confront the object of your fear directly until your phobic response has been greatly reduced already.

We will work together to try to uncover the root of your phobia and reduce your unconscious fear response from the safety and security of a relaxed and hypnotherapeutic trance state. I aim that you will leave our sessions feeling empowered and uplifted having freed yourself of your phobia.