Fears & phobias

A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal.

Phobias are more pronounced than fears. They develop when a person has an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger about a situation or object.

If a phobia becomes very severe, a person may organise their life around avoiding the thing that's causing them anxiety. As well as restricting their day-to-day life, it can also cause a lot of distress.

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Simple phobias are usually very specific fears about animals, objects or situations and some common examples are spiders, dogs, mice/rats, enclosed spaces, flying, dentists and needles. However, complex phobias are usually associated with a deep-rooted fear of being in certain circumstances, such as Agoraphobia which is fear of open spaces of public places and Social Phobia, a fear of social situations or performing in social situations, such as public speaking, weddings and being with groups of people.

How can Hypnotherapy help my Fear / Phobia?

Hypnotherapy allows you to change your perception of your fear / phobia so that it no longer affects you in the same way. You learn to be completely in control, calm and relaxed and able to do things again which you never used to do, or felt less confident doing. 

I will teach you tools and techniques to allow you to use them any time or place to allow you to feel completely in control of any situation. 

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A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. You may not experience any symptoms until you come into contact with the source of your phobia.

But in some cases, even thinking about the source of a phobia can make a person feel anxious or panicky. This is known as anticipatory anxiety.

Symptoms may include:

  • unsteadiness, dizziness and lightheadedness

  • nausea

  • sweating

  • increased heart rate or palpitations

  • shortness of breath

  • trembling or shaking

  • an upset stomach

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