What is a phobia?
A phobia is an overwhelming and exhilarating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal.
Phobias are more articulate than fears. They develop when a person has a magnified or surrealistic sense of danger.
If your phobia becomes very severe, you might find that your life centres around avoiding the thing that causes your anxiety or stressful feelings. A phobia can cause distress, and it can restrict your daily life.
Hypnotherapy utilises the heightened awareness of the hypnotic state to help you explore your fears.
I will guide you in visualising yourself in a state of peacefulness and relaxation, confronting your fears gradually and introducing you to self-calming methods.
In the hypnotic state, you are deeply relaxed. Your conscious mind is quieted, and we allow your subconscious to focus on your phobia. In this state, your subconscious mind is open to gentle suggestions that can result in a change in your thoughts and behaviour patterns. These changes can help you face your phobia then eliminate the fear from your life. I use integrative psychotherapy methods to enhance the suggestions and help you to achieve your goals.