Can hypnotherapy help phobias?
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses tried and tested techniques to help people overcome their “fear response”. This can make so many feel tense and uneasy as they approach a fear or one of their phobias. We only have two fears when we are born; a fear of loud noises and falling. The rest we simply learn from life in one way or another.
“For some the idea of it can make them uncomfortable,” says Neil Cox, a Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) practitioner based in Bude. “Part of my training is to work with a client, normally over a period of four sessions, but sometimes less”. I help them to approach the idea of dealing with the phobia in a calm, confident and relaxed manner.”
I provide a free initial consultation. During this I explain why we can sometimes feel fearful about specific situations, such as flying, spiders or clowns. I also explain how the process of hypnotherapy can help them overcome their difficulties. Further sessions use hypnosis to ease the mind into a relaxed and calm state. I then aid them in being able to look forward to it.
By working with me it is possible to achieve a crucial change in thinking that can make a real difference when it comes down to improving aspects of your life.
Suffering with a phobia can be debilitating, causing significant life issues. As an example the diabetic who has a needle phobia. Being afraid of needles doesn’t mean you are weak minded. It’s an officially recognised phobia – trypanophobia. Needle phobics may feel faint or light-headed or have a panic attack at the thought of a needle.
Sadly, many people who are afraid of needles absolutely refuse any kind of injection or blood test. They avoid dental and medical care altogether. Imagine a diabetic spending up to an hour attempting to get their cannula fitted for an insulin-pump.
Being able to help people after just 3 sessions means your life could be turned around for the better. So, can hypnotherapy help phobias? Yes!