Fears and phobias are things that frighten us. They may or may not be real but we’re scared of them anyway. Sometimes we’re happy to be afraid – like when we go to see a horror movie – but more often our fears and phobias just get in the way of what we’d like to do.
At some time in our life, we learned to be afraid of whatever it is that’s now holding us back.
Usually, that learning happens fast – that’s our survival instinct kicking in. Our ancesters soon learned to avoid the sabre tooth tiger confronting them. This survival instinct is what drives most of our fears and phobias.
When you think about these problems rationally, chances are that you’ll ask yourself why you’ve actually got that specific fear or phobia.
Rationally they may seem trivial. Your fears and phobias may even be something that wouldn’t have bothered you a few years ago but – now that you’re older and wiser – they’ve taken root and are stopping you from doing the things that you enjoy.
Other people may not take our fears and phobias seriously – especially if you’re unfortunate enough to be suffering from one of the less common fears and phobias.
But that doesn’t mean that these worries aren’t real for you.
If you could deal with your fears and phobias rationally, you’d already have got them sorted out.
There are a number of different ways that hypnosis can deal with these worries.
Most of the time, I’ll use a mixture of hypnosis and NLP (neuro linguistic programming) to help you get over your fear.
NLP is simply a faster version of hypnosis, which means that near enough any fears or phobias can be removed in just one session. It has its roots in hypnosis and for our purposes uses very similar techniques.
It doesn’t matter what your issue is.
We’ll have a chat before your session starts to make sure that I understand precisely what you want to deal with. This may well go off at a tangent at times – that’s a normal part of the process and we’ll quite often discover something else that is driving your fears and phobias that you’d maybe dismissed as insignificant.
I’ll also explain the process that you’re about to have. This keeps your conscious mind happy and means that the hypnosis session is given the best possible chance of success.
Once you’re happy with that, I’ll get you to relax by taking a few deep breaths and will then let you drop yourself into a hypnotic trance.
If you’d like to bring someone with you to the hypnosis session, that’s no problem. They can either watch the whole process or they can wander somewhere else once you’re relaxed.
I’ve worked with people who think they can’t be hypnotised (the good news is that they were wrong), just let me know when you book a session if you think that applies to you.
Once you’re in a hypnotic trance, we’ll deal with your particular problem.
One weird thing about fears and phobias is that they’re actually very scared themselves. They tend to run away when they are confronted or even talked about behind their back.
Another weird thing about our fears and phobias is that they think they’re protecting us. Which is true to a large extent but isn’t necessarily the reaction you want…
Once the session has dealt with your underlying fears and phobias, I’ll plant some positive ideas in your mind to help dissolve these issues once and for all. These ideas will take place in the days and weeks after your hypnosis session – normally with no need for a follow up session.
The techniques I use work for any fears or phobias you may have. Whether they’re common ones such as flying, heights, spiders, public speaking. Or less common ones like driving, crossing bridges or anything else.
How will I know the fears and phobias hypnosis has worked for me?
The way this process works, you may not notice anything immediately apart from a sense of having been more relaxed than you’ve been for years.
What tends to happen is that the next time whatever it is that used to cause you to be afraid crops up in your life, you’ll deal with it a slightly different way so that it doesn’t cause you as much stress.
And in a few days or weeks you’ll be in the same position as your friends are currently – you’ll be wondering why you were worried about it in the first place.
Phone me on 07967 478272 or email me now to overcome your fears and phobias.