A phobia is an intense dislike or irrational fear of something. Some of the most common is a fear of public speaking, flying, heights, spiders, social situations, and going to the dentist.
Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective ways of creating a new more positive mindset toward the phobia.
How does Hypnotherapy work with fears and phobias?
It’s important to remember that a phobia is an irrational fear, and it is a learned behaviour. As such hypnotherapy works by challenging the thoughts and beliefs around the phobia and creating new behaviour patterns. This can be done with the effective use of positive visual imagery. For example, by visualising yourself sitting calmly on a plane as it prepares to take off, your nervous system begins to feel more relaxed at the prospect of flying.
Hypnotherapy also enables you to release the emotional energy of any trauma experienced which may have created the phobia.
During therapy, because you are working with the creative part of your consciousness, it is quite common to get insights that help you view what is happening in a different way. These insights can help you feel different about the phobia which in turn can lessen the effect it has on you.
How many sessions are needed?
Most people can achieve a positive outcome over 2 to 6 sessions. This is usually enough time to resolve issues from the past and to learn new coping strategies.
If you would like to discuss things in more detail call or email me and I’ll answer all your questions. I’ll also be able to explain more specifically how hypnotherapy can work with your particular fear or phobia.