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. Despite being irrational, the fear is still very real for the sufferer!

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.

If you are suffering from any kind of phobia, contact us now to discuss how we can help you.

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Christophe Courtin

Christophe Courtin

Christophe is a hypnotherapist at Folkestone Hypnotherapy, specialising in stress, anxiety and depression management, working face-to-face in Folkestone, Kent and also online via Zoom. While specialising in helping people with anxiety and stress, he can also help you in many other areas such as phobias, smoking cessation, chronic pain, motivation, and low self-esteem.