Phobias are an irrational fear of something that’s unlikely to cause you harm. Whatever your phobia – whether it is cats, dogs, exams, crowds, dirt, illness, confined spaces, heights or spiders – if you have any phobia, you are likely to experience an exaggerated sense of fear or anxiety when faced with that particular object or situation.
If you have a severe phobia, you may also start to organise your life in order to avoid the thing that you fear, which can impact your quality of life.
How can sessions help?
We begin by demystifying the neuroscience behind how you developed a phobia, and what happens when you are experiencing the fear and anxiety associated with that phobia. This helps you to begin to get a sense of control of the thoughts and emotions you have about your phobia. We then use evidence-based solution focused tools and techniques to support a shift in focus away from the phobia and towards the strengths and resources you have to overcome it. Finally we use evidence-based clinical hypnosis techniques to support your brain to process the fear behind your phobia and effectively manage your general level of anxiety.