Fear is a natural response caused by real danger. For example, we are all scared of coming face to face with a wild, hungry animal, and fear is a survival instinct which warns us against certain things or situations.
Whilst fear is useful to keep you safe, phobias can have a major negative impact on the sufferers’ life. All too often, fears stop people from enjoying their life and realising their full potential. Phobias can rule people’s lives, holding them back: it’s a bit like driving a sport car with the handbrake on. Being an irrational emotion, it is very difficult to just talk yourself out of it consciously. More often than not, sufferers know that their phobias don’t make sense. For example, knowing that planes are the safest mode of transport is no comfort if you have a phobia of flying.
Some phobias are understandable, others seem to other as silly. Whether it is a fear of spiders, fear of flying or fear of shirt buttons, they all can be debilitating for the sufferer.
How can hypnosis help?
Hypnosis is nothing new. It has been used for centuries under different names. The aim of hypnosis is to plant suggestions directly into the subconscious mind. It is being used by millions of people worldwide to address issues varying from smoking, eating disorders, anxiety, PTSD, pain management, removing phobias and many more psychological conditions.
Whilst specific techniques vary, hypnosis uses the power of suggestions and the client’s imagination to help them to identify and address the root cause of the problem when necessary. After that, the hypnotherapist work with the client under trance to help alleviate the negative feelings, change how they react and create new strategies to live a life free from the old irrational fear.
Why does it work so well?
Unlike medication that merely hides the symptoms and can have nasty side effects, hypnosis empowers the clients to help them deal with the fear themselves. It helps them through it in a calm and relaxing way, in a safe and effective manner. And because the problem is dealt with at a subconscious and emotional level, the changes can be fast and long lasting. The hypnotist does not eliminate the fear, the client conquers it. In most cases, just one session is enough. Clients are often surprised of how easily they literally changed their own minds.
Conquering your fears might require some specialist help, it doesn’t have to be hard or painful. Most people enjoy the process and benefit from the relaxing positive side-effects.
If you are suffering from any kind of phobia, contact us now to discuss how we can help you.
Here is the feedback of some of my clients:
Fear of travelling:
“Hi Christophe. Just letting you know I managed to go to Tenerife for the stag do. I had a great time so thank you so much for all your help, I couldn’t have done without the help you gave me. It’s something that has changed my way of thinking about things for ever now.
I never thought I’d ever step foot on a plane again and out of all the holidays I’ve been on, that’s the furthest I’ve travelled!! Thank you again”
“I was made to feel comfortable and relaxed from the moment I walked in the door. After my session I came home and thought ok, let’s see what happens. Well I am truly amazed, I have NOT had any anxiety attacks since, this is such a strange feeling I do things and it’s after I have done it I realise that it didn’t bother me, I feel so much calmer and feel so unafraid of places that have been a nightmare for me for years. I really can’t express how good it feels. Thank you so much.”
Fear of blood:
“I did it! Finally got the form from the doctor, and went down to the hospital this morning, a very kind nurse took a blood sample from me, it was a lot less painful and much quicker than the tooth repair I had last week! And hopefully next time it will be just as easy.
Thank you so much for your help.”