What Is a fear?
Fear could be described as a painful agitation in the presence of anticipated danger.
What is a phobia?
It is an extreme form of fear or anxiety, triggered by a particular situation or object.
What is the difference between a phobia and a fear?
The answer in short is how extreme the reaction is. With a phobia the reaction is out of proportion to the danger and it has a significant effect on how you live your day-to-day life.
The good news is that hypnosis is a great way to overcome both!
Symptoms from fears and phobias
These can be very similar to those of anxiety and/or panic attacks.
The physical symptoms you could experience may include:
- Feeling unsteady, dizzy, lightheaded or faint.
- Hot or cold flushes.
- Feeling like you are choking.
- A thumbing heart, palpitations or accelerated heart rate.
- Chest pain or tightness in the chest.
- Sweating, sweaty palms.
- Shortness of breath or a smothering sensation.
- Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhoea.
- Numbness or tingling sensations.
- Trembling or shaking.
How can hypnosis help me with my fears and phobias?
We work with these types of issues in much the same way as anxiety in that we look to reduce the stress response and desensitise you to your triggers. Hypnosis has some great results in this area. What type of fears/phobias can hypnosis help with? Fear of flying, spiders, open space, claustrophobia, needles/injections, public speaking, driving test
nerves, exam stress, presentations at work, interview nerves, I have even worked with an earth worm phobia.
Nothing is out of scope; I will do a health screening to make sure we don’t need written permission
from your GP. I am open to challenge please reach out.