Phobia typically involves a strong fear and avoidance of one particular type of object or situation. With a specific phobia, fear is always out of proportion to the realistic danger posed by the objective situation.
When the fear and avoidance are interfering with your normal routine, professional life and especially personal relationship, people choose to search for solutions like hypnotherapy.
Most common phobias
Animals phobias. These can include fear and avoidance of snakes, bats, rats, spiders, bees, dogs, and other creatures. Often these phobias begin in childhood when they are considered normal fears. Only when they persist into adulthood and disrupt your life or are causing significant distress they come to be classified as specific phobias.
Acrophobia(fear of heights).With acrophobia, you tend to be afraid of high floors of buildings or of finding yourself atop mountains, hills, or high-level bridges. In such situations you may experience 1) vertigo (dizziness) or 2) an urge to jump, usually experienced as some external force drawing you to the edge.
Elevator Phobia. This phobia may involve a fear that the cables will break and the elevator will crash or a fear that the elevator will get stuck and you will be trapped inside. You may have panic reactions, but you have no history of panic disorder or agoraphobia.
Airplane Phobia. This most often involves a fear that the plane will crash. Alternatively, it can involve a fear that the cabin will depressurize, causing you to asphyxiate. More recently, phobias about planes being hijacked or bombed have become common. Fear of flying is a very common phobia. Approximately 10 percent of the population will not fly at all, while an additional 20 percent experience considerable anxiety while flying
Doctor or Dentist Phobias. This can begin as a fear of painful procedures (injections, having teeth filled) conducted in a doctor’s or dentist’s office. Later it can generalise to anything having to do with doctors or dentists. The risk is that you may avoid needed medical treatment.
Blood-Injury Phobia. This is a unique phobia in that you tend to faint (rather than panic) if exposed to blood or your own pain through injections or in advertent injury. People with blood-injury phobia tend to be both physically and psychologically healthy in other regards.
Disease Phobia (Hypochondria).Usually, this phobia involves a fear of contracting and/or ultimately succumbing to a specific illness, such as a heart attack or cancer. With disease phobias, you tend to seek constant reassurance from doctors and will avoid any situation that reminds you of the dreaded disease.
Specific phobias are common and affect approximately 10% of the population.
(Edmund J. Bourne)
How can hypnotherapy help you?
Hypnotherapy works by accessing the power of the unconscious mind and directs the energy towards accomplishing your goals. Most phobias are in your unconscious and are learned responses. Through hypnotherapy, phobias can be resolved easier than with other therapeutic methods. Hypnotherapy can help you unlearn the fear response, build up your exposure to the phobia and in time decrease the anxiety associated with the fear.
My training followed an integrative approach and I have variety of techniques and tools that we can use to help overcome whatever is bothering you. I use a mind-body, holistic approach with the emphasis on Solution Focus techniques.
I look forward working with you.