Hypnotherapy for Phobias


hypnotherapy for phobias in Reading and Wokingham 

Cognitive Hypnotherapy for phobias

Overcome phobias or fears with Cognitive Hypnotherapy – Imagine being free of your phobia, what difference would that make?

Many of the hypnotherapy clients I see in Reading and Wokingham want to overcome a phobia which is holding them back or causing anxiety in their lives. My clients are often surprised how quickly they can free themselves from a phobia and anxiety. I offer a fast and effective approach to help you overcome your phobia and anxiety which means you can feel in control in those situations.

If you are ready to overcome yours, email me on clare@clareburgess.co.uk for more details about how I can help yo.

 

Can hypnotherapy really help me become free of this fear?

Phobias are probably more common than you think with an estimated 1 in 10 people suffering with a phobia at some point in their life. The good news is that almost all phobias can be successfully treated.

With Cognitive Hypnotherapy, I can help you identify the root cause of your phobia and work with you to help re-programme your unconscious mind to no longer react or perceive whatever it is as ‘danger’ so you can free yourself from these responses. I also teach a number of practical calming tools you can learn to relax yourself in the moment.

There are so many phobias I can’t list them all there so if you are worried about something and you want to discuss if further, please contact me to discuss how I might be able to help you.

 

What is a phobia? Why do we have them?

Our brains are programmed to protect us from danger and fear is part of this protection response. Just think back to pre-historic times when a person was very likely to come in contact with a sabre-toothed tiger at some point in their life. In response to such danger the brain goes into the fight, flight or freeze response and floods the body with adrenalin and other stress hormones. Your body goes into high alert and it’s this response that would have helped save someone from this very real threat.

The reality today is we are unlike to meet a sabre-toothed tigers or such real danger on a regular basis and yet, people experience this same stress response and often to something that actually doesn’t pose any real threat to our safety. Any time you feel nervous, stressed or anxious, it is your unconscious mind triggering this physical fight or flight response to a perceived danger.

A phobia is where an irrational fear of something that presents little or no danger to us, triggers this survival response. A phobia is much more pronounced than a fear and can be overwhelming and cause intense feelings of anxiety, terror or panic which can often hold people back from living the life they want. There are many different types of phobias and have many different causes. They can be a learnt response to a situation or object and they can be associated with a particular event or trauma in earlier life. Almost anything can act as a trigger for phobias including animals such as spiders or snakes, flying, dentists, public speaking, claustrophobia, injections, blood…I’ve even met someone with a phobia of fruit.

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Useful links:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Phobias/Pages/introduction.aspx

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/phobias/#.VaoKHflViko