Phobias are extremely common. There will usually be strong avoidance behaviour connected with the phobia, and feelings of anxiety, loss of control and panic. Sufferers usually know their fear is irrational, but even with that knowledge they cannot control it. Phobias are generally split into two groups: specific phobias and social phobia. Specific phobias include fear of spiders, flying, or needles. Social phobias include fear of public speaking, interacting with groups such as being around people in the school playground. Phobias are linked to the subconscious, and can often be helped using Hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy helps to ‘soften’ the responses created by fear, changes the way you think, react and feel about the particular phobia. It enables you to register the phobia in a more positive, relaxed way thus removing the fear response when you come into contact with it again. When fear overpowers us, it stops us from enjoying life, and meeting challenges head on. Hypnotherapy helps you to build confidence and overcome the irrational fear as well as equipping you with coping mechanisms that will help you manage your fears so that they can’t overpower you.
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