Fears and Phobias

Access your inner strength to bring about positive change

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Fears & Phobias

Relaxed and Back in Control

  • Overcome fears & phobias

  • Hypnosis reduces fear of public speaking (Schoenberger et al 1997)

  • Self-hypnosis reduces test anxiety (Stanton 1994)

  • Develop a calm state

  • Reduce feelings of worry or fear.

  • Take back control

  • Increase your self-esteem and confidence

  • Promote positive change

  • Sleep well

What is a Phobia?

A phobia is an irrational, overwhelming and intense fear of an object, animal, place, situation or noise. The most common phobias are spiders, dogs, needles, flying, snakes, dentists and heights,  but it can be almost anything.  You knows it is irrational but you cannot help your response. 

Your brain is simply keeping you safe, it may of originally been triggered by a simple event in your childhood, but each time you run away or freeze and nothing happens to you, your brain says "Great, well done, I protected you. we know what we need to do to from now on." The only thing is that each time you do this, your fear is reinforced. 

There are three types of phobias:

  1. Specific Phobia - fear of specific object or situation - spiders, heights, claustrophobia, flying.

  2. Agoraphobia - fear of anything outside of a particular safe area.

  3. Social phobia - fear of social situations or fear of others opinions - exams, public speaking.

How can hypnotherapy help?

Hypnotherapy can help you to change the way you think about the thing you fear, we interrupt the automatic way you think and instead install a new way to respond and think, all whilst in a safe relaxed place. Some specific phobias can be released in just one or two sessions. Agoraphobia and social phobias are likely to take longer, each person is individual and it depends on how complex the fear is and its original cause. 

I cover the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent area, you can book a free 30 minute consultation where you can ask any questions and have an informal chat. 

Contact me now to make that appointment and take that step to take back control of your life. 

Hypnotherapy is a client centred talking therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.  

When you are in a state of relaxation, the conscious mind becomes less active, this happens naturally when you are completely absorbed in a book or a movie. In this state, you are more able to turn your attention inward to find your own internal resources that can help you to make the changes you want, to overcome challenges, achieve goals and improve your well-being..

You are still aware of what you say and do during hypnosis and remain in complete control. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, I merely help to guide you and provide positive suggestions for beneficial change

I am a registered member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and have gained my Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma