Want to live your life without your phobia?
Hypnotherapy at Fantastic Day Hypnotherapy can help.
Specialist hypnotherapy and coaching in Spalding, Lincolnshire and online.
Want to be free of your phobia?
Sometimes described as an extreme type of fear or anxiety, a phobia doesn't have to control your life forever.
Hypnotherapy can help you break free of your phobia.
What's your phobia about?
It's estimated that there are ten million people who struggle with phobias in the UK alone, and technically come under the umbrella of an anxiety disorder.
Phobias can be about objects (such as a phobia of spiders) or about situations (such as a phobia of heights).
However, some people have more complex phobias that cover a wide range of objects and situations.
Complex phobias are often about social situation and are sometimes known as "social anxiety disorder".
Watch Vic at Fantastic Day Hypnotherapy in Spalding resolve a spider phobia in an adhoc session with a client from State 11 Soft Tissue Therapy.
Some phobias go away as we get older.
Specific phobias often appear when we are children or teenagers.
Sometimes, they will reduce or even go away completely as we get older and become more able to to deal with the specific thing.
If you were scared of spiders as a child, you may never really like them as an adult, but you won't be so terrified.
Some phobias appear as we get older.
Complex phobias often appear as we get older.
Social anxiety and agoraphobia are common examples of complex phobias.
Social anxiety isn't just "being a bit shy". It can make everyday activities like simply going to the shop terrifying.
Agoraphobia isn't just being scared of open places.
It's about being scared of being in situations you can't escape, or being scared of not being able to get help if you get a panic attack.
It can feel extremely isolating.
Phobias come with physical and emotional symptoms.
If you're struggling with a phobia, you can find yourself dealing physical problems like feeling faint or light headed or even dizzy.
You might break out into a sweat, or feel really cold.
You might feel like you are going be sick.
You might start shaking.
If you are struggling with a phobia you might also have a fear of fainting or a fear of dying.
You might be afraid of losing control or having a panic attack.
Especially if you've had a panic attack before.
How to defeat a phobia.
It is possible to beat a phobia, even if you've had it a long time.
Some people find counselling or talking therapies work.This can include techniques such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) where a logical and methodical approach is taken to breaking down your behaviour and finding better ways to cope. These kind of therapies are available both on the NHS and privately.
Other people find medication can help. This is especially true with more complex phobias (it is a bit extreme to take medication if your phobia is of an object you rarely see). The medication won't help defeat the phobia, but it can help people handle the physical and emotional affects, such as the anxiety or racing heart rate.
Some people use desensitisation, where they force themselves to deal with the object or situation. The theory is that the person with the phobia will start to realise that is it is okay and they are safe. Parents will sometimes use this technique with children, and people with a flying phobia will sometimes try to force themselves on to places. Although desensitisation can work, it should only used under the guidance of a professional, as it can make things worse if not done properly .
Sometimes, lifestyle changes can help. Alcohol and caffeine can heighten anxiety. Lack of sleep and lack of fluids can also impair judgements, so making sure you get enough sleep and drink enough fluid can help.
Many people find that hypnotherapy can help with phobias. At Fantastic Day Hypnotherapy in Spalding, Vic uses a variety of specialist techniques to deal with specific and complex phobias including hypnotherapy, NLP and IEMT.
It's often not necessary to talk in detail about your phobia.
Want me to help you defeat your phobia?
You're welcome to book appointments one at a time.
Appointments cost £80 and last about one and a half hours.
Specific phobias can often be dealt with in one appointment.
Complex phobias are likely to require three or more appointments depending on your situation.