Anyone who suffers from a phobia or irrational fear knows how distressing it can be for themselves as well as those around you. Phobias are usually created from a negative memory which can be real or often imagined. This is stored in your subconscious ready to emerge when the circumstance arises. Phobias range from specific subjects such as a fear of spiders; snakes; birds or flying to non specific subjects like claustrophobia, (enclosed spaces) or agoraphobia, (open spaces), emetephobia (being sick). A phobia can sometimes seem to appear from out of the blue making it evening harder to fathom.
I use specific techniques which can help you to release the fear. By using trance you will be encouraged to think referring to the positive and logical resource in your brain.
Although a successful outcome can never be guaranteed, hypnotherapy can help by working on negative thinking styles and phobic responses in a safe, supportive environment. Responses vary between individuals and many suffering from aerophobia, for example, have found that they have been able to travel by air for the first time in many years.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works with specific phobias such as fear of flying by encouraging you to visualise a preferred future (and in the case of flying it would be one when the whole experience of flying and everything that goes with it is enjoyable) combined with relaxation therapy, helping you to see things from a positive perspective and break the pattern. This technique is usually very effective and generates a swift solution.
A non-specific phobia may have a deeper root cause which is likely to take a little longer to help you resolve. Nevertheless I can work with you.
Three sessions of Solution Focused Brief Hypnotherapy is typically needed for treatment of specific phobias. Non specific phobias, such as those detailed above, are likely to require more sessions, usually between 6-10.