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Hypnotherapy for PTSD and Phobias

Let me treat your PTSD or phobia comfortably and quickly.

A phobia is an extreme fear of something that is not actually dangerous. The sufferer usually realises their fear is irrational, and will typically say ‘I know it’s silly, but…’ They are well aware that there is no basis for such a crippling fear and yet it persists, unrelenting in its grip on the sufferer.

This is because a phobia is an external symbolic interpretation of an internal anxiety. The internal anxiety is trapped within the unconscious mind of the sufferer. In many cases the continuation of the fear is not about the initial event or thing but becomes the ‘fear of the fear’ . In other words we anticipate the fear the minute we think about the trigger and this in itself can produce the phobic reaction.

Fears and Phobias

There are two main types of phobia:

Simple phobias: Traceable back to a singular event. Everyone, especially as children has at some time in their lives felt fearful of certain situations. Common phobias include fear of heights, fear of flying, fear of spiders, fear of dogs, fear of the dentist, fear of thunderstorms and many more. In some children the fear response becomes habitual and may be the result of seeing a parent react fearfully.

Specific phobias: As an associated symptom of one or more unresolved issues, such as a fear of open spaces – Agoraphobia, or a fear of social situations – Social Phobia.

How hypnotherapy can help

Hypnotherapy deals with the problem by helping the sufferer to “unlearn” the fear response. By learning how to respond more calmly the sufferer learns to cope with the symptoms. In hypnosis, the unconscious mind learns to view the feared situation from a more rational perspective.

​For many years, severe anxiety-based conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder or phobias were considered treatable only through long, painful exposure therapy, and in some cases, not at all.

Now, thankfully, we have access to comfortable, effective treatments such as a technique called the Rewind Technique that can greatly reduce, and even remove, traumatic or phobic symptoms quickly.

​So if you suffer from PTSD or a phobia I think I can help, so please get in touch:

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