Fear is a natural and healthy response we all have to danger. It’s a survival instinct designed to help us avoid and escape threatening situations. Phobias, however, are different.

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. Phobias develop when someone has an exaggerated or unrealistic fear surrounding a certain situation or object. If this situation or object is common in day-to-day life, the phobia can restrict a person’s life, holding them back from doing what they want to do and causing a lot of distress.

Many phobias exist in our subconscious and are learned responses. Hypnotherapy can help you unlearn the fear response, build up your exposure to the phobia and in time ease the associated anxiety.

Often you’ll feel the symptoms when you come into contact with the phobia, but for some people, the symptoms can come on simply from thinking about it. When you come across the source of your phobia, you’re likely to feel incredibly scared, nervous and anxious. You may also experience dizziness or lightheadedness, sweating, fast heartbeat and/or palpitations, nausea, shaking and/or an upset stomach.

If the source of your phobia is something you don’t come into contact with often, this phobia may not interfere with your everyday life. If it is something you are likely to come into contact with day-to-day, however, your phobia may have a larger impact on your life.

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Complex or specific?

Phobias are generally broken down into two categories, specific phobias or complex phobias.

Specific phobias

This type of phobia tends to centre around a specific object, animal, situation or activity. These tend to develop in our youth and may become less severe as we grow older.

Examples of specific phobias include:

  • animal phobias (eg. spiders, snakes or dogs)
  • environmental phobias (eg. heights, germs, open water)
  • situational phobias (eg. flying or visiting the dentist)
  • bodily phobias (eg. having injections, vomit or blood)
  • sexual phobias (eg. fear of getting a sexually transmitted infection or performance anxiety)
  • other (eg. certain objects or food items)

Complex phobias

These phobias often surround more everyday activities and can impact a person’s life more than specific phobias. They tend to develop when we’re adults and stem from deep-rooted anxiety about a particular situation or circumstance.

Two of the most common complex phobias are:

Agoraphobia is when someone feels anxious about being in a certain place or situation where it’s difficult for them to escape if they have a panic attack. This can lead them to avoid busy or crowded environments, travelling on public transport or even being alone.

Social phobia centres around social situations and interactions. Someone with a social phobia may avoid speaking in front of other people for fear of being humiliated. In some cases, this can stop people from socialising and carrying out everyday tasks.

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Hypnotherapy for Fear & Phobias

Regardless of the cause of a fear or phobia, it’s important to know that phobias can be treated quite easily. If you feel as though your phobia is holding you back, or it’s interfering with your life in a significant way, consider hypnotherapy because it gets to the root of the cause. It works on the subconscious level, exactly where fear and phobias operate from! The aim of hypnotherapy is to communicate with the subconscious and change the way you feel and behave towards your fear or phobia trigger.

This process involves putting you into a very relaxed, hypnotic state. which you’ll be in control of the entire time. If you’re unsure where your phobia came from, we may spend some time getting to the root of the phobia together so you can reconnect with the event that triggered it (if there was one).

From here, I can help you to change your response to the trigger through gentle mental confrontation of the stimulus whilst you are in this calm and safe state. This is an incredibly powerful technique because it empowers you and helps you to put the phobia into perspective.

Please note … that I never throw you in the deep end when it comes to facing your fears and phobias. I work with you in small steps in order to build your confidence and resilience first.

The number of sessions this will take will differ from person to person and will depend on the severity of the phobia. Some people feel more able to cope after a single session, while others need ongoing reinforcement.

In all packages, I also teach you self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques so you can continue the work you’ve done to manage your fear in the long-term.

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Fears & Phobias I can help adults & children to overcome include:

If you don’t see your fear or phobia on the list, email me at gemma@wisewomanwellness.co.uk to discuss how I can help you.