Hypnotherapy for Phobias

Hypnotherapy for phobias


Humans are born with two fears, falling and loud noises, anything else is learnt behaviour.

Phobias can stem from times in our lives when we are very open to suggestions, such as through childhood, and that can stay with us.

It can be from events or situations when you were a small child, at an age when you didn’t have all the rational mental comprehension and information to understand the meaning. If you saw an adult scared or screaming at something, as a child you would simply make an unconscious decision that that thing was dangerous.

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Phobias are always irrational

Some things can seem more threatening to you than they really are. Your subconscious mind will deal with this by trying to keep you away from any danger. One way your subconscious mind does this is by creating feelings of fear or anxiety.

Even though this behaviour is irrational as an adult, your subconscious mind still continues to behave in that way to protect you. It runs the same old patterns from when you were a young child.

Hypnotherapy for phobias can help by communicating with your subconscious mind, helping you change your old behaviours and by allowing you to see that the problem is not really a threat to you. 

hypnotherapy for phobias

Just a few things that hypnotherapy for phobias can help with:

  • Social phobia
  • Fear of flying
  • Fear of lifts
  • Fear of spiders
  • Fear of vomiting 
  • Fear of heights
  • Confined spaces
  • Public speaking

The uncontrollable fear associated with your phobia may produce intense physical or emotional reactions in you, such as shaking, sweating, feeling sick, anxiety, blushing, and heart palpitations. These effects may cause you to avoid your phobia at all costs, which can have a big impact on your life.

If you are living with a fear or phobia and want to take back control of your life, then my hypnotherapy for phobias treatment can be a great way to help you, by changing the way you think, talking about your fears and understanding where they came from, using visualisation techniques and hypnosis to help you relax and implant positive suggestions and erase the negative behaviour patterns behind your fear.

A person will go out of their way to avoid the thing that is causing them anxiety”

Phobias are a common type of anxiety disorder

Phobias are an overwhelming irrational fear, they develop when a person has an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger about a situation, place, object, or animal.

When a phobia becomes severe, a person will go out of their way to avoid the thing that is causing them anxiety. This can cause a lot of stress impacting their day-to-day life.

All phobias do have a cause and all phobias do, or perhaps did, serve some purpose – otherwise they couldn’t and wouldn’t exist.

Hypnotherapy for phobias deals with the irrational fears

Everyone experiences fears or situations they would rather not be in. It is part of everyday life. It is an important natural process which helps to keep us safe, but if it’s something that stops us from going about our daily life or causing us extreme symptoms, then it might be worth you getting some help.

Even though adults with phobias realise their fears are irrational when facing or even thinking about facing the situation, it doesn’t stop them from experiencing the fear. Sometimes, even seeing a picture of the feared object can bring on a panic attack or severe anxiety.

Phobias often begin in childhood or adolescence, but many adults find that their lives are impacted by phobic symptoms.

Phobias often begin with a past trauma normally in childhood, some will know exactly when it started, but others will not have an idea as to how the fear came about.

The initial incident, also known as the initial sensitising event, is a moment in your life when you felt threatened, causing overwhelming emotions, which are then bottled up and buried deep in the subconscious mind. It is these repressed memories and emotions that can often, sooner or later create a phobia.

A phobia will not just get better by itself. Usually it gets worse over time, unless you get help. Essentially it is a “conditioned response”. This means that each time a phobia is experienced, this reinforces and strengthens the person’s belief about the phobia.

My hypnotherapy for phobias treatment also works well with:

  • Acrophobia, fear of heights
  • Claustrophobia, fear of enclosed spaces
  • Emetophobia, fear of being sick
  • Hydrophobia, fear of water
  • Ophidiophobia, fear of snakes
  • Pyrophobia, fear of fire
  • Spheksophobia, fear of wasps
  • Xenophobia, fear of strangers
hypnotherapy for phobias

There is also agoraphobia which is often thought of as a fear of open spaces but there is much more to it. People can feel anxious in busy restaurants, supermarkets, on public transport, leaving their homes, or may only be able to leave home with a friend or a partner. The thought of being in a place or situation where they can’t escape if they have a panic attack.

Social phobia also known as social anxiety disorder is about a person feeling anxious in social situations. Typically, things like being afraid of starting conversations, speaking on the phone, worrying about group conversation, eating out with people or going to parties. Many sufferers find it difficult to do things if they feel as though they’re being judged or watched or perhaps have a fear of being criticised or embarrassing themselves in front of others.

In serve cases it can have a great impact on a person’s life, preventing them from carrying out daily activities such as meeting friends or eating out

When using hypnotherapy for phobias, I can help you find and release the emotions which originally caused or created the phobia. Once the bottled-up emotions are released, the phobia itself will just disappear.

If you would like to discuss your issue