Phobias Treatment Manchester & Cheshire
A phobia is very acute anxiety that is specific to a place, object or situation, usually developed early in life phobias can cause people to use avoidance tactics which actually increases the anxiety levels, and the phobia gets worse.
The Subconscious is actually trying to help you by setting off the fight or flight response the problem is that most phobias are not dangerous and are in fact irrational so giving us adrenalin that has nowhere to go results in the person having a panic attack.
We are not born with anxiety or fear about the particular thing, place or situation therefore we know this is a learner behaviour, a learnt response that eventually becomes habitual if not resolved. Like all bad habits that we form these responses can be broken and replaced with a new counter habit. We cannot be anxious and relaxed at the same time this is physically impossible so by training your mind to relax in steps and stages you can cancel out those negative feelings of anxiety and replace the fear with feelings of being calm when faced with the phobia. Once confident with your own responses then the fear and anxiety will go completely.
The answer is all; even though the cause might be different the response is always the same- panic. Hypnotherapy is the most effective way to treat phobia’s giving you back your freedom. Here’s a list of the most common phobias that I treat-
- Aerophobia – fear of flying
- Acrophobia – fear of heights
- Agoraphobia – Fear of open spaces or venturing out of your comfort zone
- Arachnophobia – fear of spiders
- Claustrophobia – a fear of being trapped in enclosed spaces
- Emetophobia– fear of vomiting
- Germaphobia – fear of dirt or infection
- Hypochondriasis – fear of illness
- Necrophobia- Fear of death or dying
- Odontophobia – Fear of the dentist
- Trypanophobia – Fear of needles or injections
Don’t worry if your phobia isn’t listed below you can always get in touch to find out more.
I use a very specific technique for treating phobias called systematic desensitisation; ultimately, I’m helping the client to face their fear but in a very safe and controlled way that’s comfortable. This is done in stages building up the client’s confidence so they can tackle their fear. Hypnotherapy is a proven way of treating phobias successfully because we are able to reach the area of the mind where your habits, memories and survival instincts reside.
If you need help or are struggling with a phobia and feel as though it is stopping you from living and enjoying your life then please get in touch and find out more by booking an initial consultation.