Fears & Phobia's
Phobias are persistent and extreme fears that are out of proportion with the actual threat posed. A phobia may be of an object or situation, with a strong desire to avoid the fear and, in some cases, an inability to function at normal tasks. Fear of real threats is a healthy survival skill for us but phobias are an unrealistic perception of the threat. Clinical hypnosis is very effective at changing how we perceive these threats and putting them in the correct context
Phobias are among several anxiety disorders, which also include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and generalised anxiety disorder. However, a phobia usually involves something specific, unlike general anxiety disorders. Some common specific phobias include those related to animals, spiders, snakes etc or they may be situational phobias, like fear of enclosed spaces, called claustrophobia, or heights, called acrophobia.
Hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment for phobias because phobias work on a subconscious level. Hypnotherapy can help treat phobias as it allows us to connect with your subconscious thoughts and emotions and unlearn the emotional response triggering the fear.
The world around us is greatly influenced by our imagination. What we actually smell, see, hear and touch is only a small part of our reality. Our brain, memories and emotions, in our subconscious, complete our perception of what we believe is real.
Hypnotherapy allows us to reclassify your subconscious thoughts and feelings so that the subconscious contribution to your reality is positive, not fearful.
It does not matter how much you consciously tell yourself that your phobia is not a threat to you, your conditioned emotional response will stay the same until we change it. Hypnotherapy help you to access your subconscious enabling you to learn a new emotional response to the trigger.
Hypnotherapy has proven to be a very effective treatment for phobias.