Most of us have phobias or are frightened of something, but we can generally manage the fear by avoiding the thing that bothers us.
But sometimes we can’t avoid the thing we fear. Then the phobias begin to take over our lives. It can then affect your social life, career, family and holidays. If it gets really bad it can lead to anxiety or even depression.
I can help you let go of your fear or phobias. It doesn’t matter how your fear began or if it is something you have lived with for many years. Often it only takes 2 or 3 sessions to make permanent changes.
How can Cognitive Hypnotherapy Help?
It doesn’t matter what your own fear or phobia is, or how it began. The important thing is I can help you to let it go – usually in just a few sessions.
Because everyone is unique, I don’t use set scripts and treatment plans. I will listen to you to understand your own unique fear. I will then plan which techniques to use to allow you to take back control of your life.
Here’s what a previous client said:
Brenda helped me with a long-standing phobia. After 3 sessions with Brenda, I no longer feel panicky at the mere mention of a spider! I just wish I had met Brenda, with her calm and very understanding nature, years ago. I highly recommend the experience
What are phobias?
Fear is a natural response to real danger. You may have heard of the “Fight or Flight Response”. This is where our bodies prepare us to run away from the danger or stay and fight it. This automatic chemical response leads to those feelings you are familiar with. Your pulse races, your breathing becomes more rapid, you feel butterflies in your tummy and that irresistible urge to get out of the room.
But if you are experiencing this reaction to something and everyone else around you is calm and getting on with life, then you know your fear is irrational and it is something that can be safely stopped.
There are many common phobias – spiders, flying, snakes etc as well as the more unusual ones such as knives and clowns. It is estimated that 10% of us will be affected by a phobia at some time during our lives.
Some phobias begin with a single incident (often as a child). But sometimes they develop over time as we get used to seeing a close family member with the same fear.
If you are ready to take your next step contact me to find out how we can work together.