Treating Fears and Phobias with Hypnosis in Clevedon
Fear is a natural response to danger. When we come into contact with something that frightens us we have a natural response to fight or flee – it’s a survival technique. A phobia isn’t fear, irrational fears or phobias are different, they are not a response to real dangers but a heightened anxiety to something that is not a real threat. Phobias are very wide ranging from the well-known ones such as arachnophobia (a fear of spiders) to koumpounophobia (a fear of buttons). Phobias cause people to avoid certain situations restricting their movements and limiting the things they can do which can be very distressing as well as incapacitating.
Symptoms may include:
- unsteadiness, dizziness and lightheadedness
- increased heart rate or palpitations
- shortness of breath
- trembling or shaking
- an upset stomach
Phobias have a number of causes. Some are learnt at an early age from close relatives. For example, if our mother was afraid of wasps we may be too. Other phobias are a response to events. Maybe we had a bad experience at the dentist and now refuse to go even though we have terrible toothache. Quite often there is no apparent reason for a phobia. Hypnotherapy is an excellent way of dealing with phobias as it can help identify the cause of the behaviour and with the help of relaxation and distraction techniques help reduce or sometimes eliminate the fear altogether*.
Common phobias include:
- Acrophobia – fear of heights
- Aerophobia – fear of flying
- Ailurophobia - fear of cats
- Agoraphobia – fear of open spaces
- Arachnophobia – fear of spiders
- Claustrophobia – fear of enclosed spaces
- Cynophobia – fear of dogs
- Glossophobia - fear of public speaking
- Mysophobia – fear of germs
- Ophideophobia – fear of snakes
- Vehophobia - fear of driving
Please phone me on 0770 235 2363 for an informal chat and for more information on how hypnotherapy can help you. I will get back to you as soon as possible within the next 24 hours.
*Disclaimer. Results cannot be guaranteed as this is a therapy and each person is unique. All I can promise is that I will do my best to help you.
What can I help?
Hypnotherapy can help a range of issues including the ones listed below:
Fears and Phobias
Insomnia and Sleep Problems
Motivation and Goal Setting
Virtual Gastric Band
and many more……