Want to live your life without your fear?
Hypnotherapy at Fantastic Day Hypnotherapy can help.
Specialist hypnotherapy and coaching in Spalding, Lincolnshire and online.
Want to be free of your fear?
Although not as extreme as a phobia, a fear can be very difficult to handle.
Hypnotherapy can help you break free of your fear.
Some fear is natural.
Fear alerts us to danger - physical or psychological.
It's useful and natural.
However, sometimes our fear becomes out of proportion to the risk it presents.
And that's when things can go wrong.
Fear causes a physical response and an emotional response.
When we experience fear, we all experience the same physical response. Most people know this as the "fight or flight" response. Physical symptoms of fear can include feeling faint or light headed or even dizzy.
Some people might break out into a sweat, or feel really cold while others might feel like they are are going be sick or start shaking.
We also experience an emotional response.
Our emotional response to fear are individual.
Dealing with fear can find it difficult for you to make logical decisions.
Some people can find themselves feeling overwhelmed, panicked or even like they might be dying.
The individual nature of the fear response explains why some people laugh when they are scared and other people cry.
Our emotional response to fear is based on previous experiences, thoughts and feelings.
Fear is sometimes a symptom of other problems.
Fear is sometimes a symptom of wider anxiety disorders.
For instance, a fear of needles can be part of a wider health anxiety.
Successfully dealing with these types of fears can require working on the wider anxiety.
How to deal with fear.
When a fear starts affecting your life, many people decide it is time to do something about it.
People will sometimes find that talking therapists like CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) can help. With CBT, a logical and methodical approach is taken to breaking down the fear and finding better ways to cope.
These type of therapies are available on both the NHS and privately.
Some people use desensitisation. This involves deliberately putting yourself into a situation where you are required to deal with the fear. The theory is that as you gradually exposure yourself to the situation, you realise that the fear is irrational and that you are safe.
This can sometimes be very successful but needs to be used carefully and ideally under the guidance of a professional, as it can make things worse if done incorrectly.
Although medication won't reduce deal with the cause of the fear, it can help with some of the symptoms such as the anxiety or racing heart rate. This would be prescribed with by a GP, potentially alongside a referral to a counselling service.
Many people find that hypnotherapy can help with fear. Specialist hypnotherapy techniques can address the cause of the fear and the behaviour that it causes, often without needing to discuss the cause, which can sometimes be painful to talk about.
Want me to help you defeat your fear?
You're welcome to book appointments one at a time.
Appointments cost £80 and last about one and a half hours.
Specific fears can often be dealt with in one appointment.
Complex fears are likely to require two or more appointments depending on your situation.