Do you have an intense fear for animals, insects, heights, blood, injections, planes? Would you rather climb ten flights than to get into a lift? If so, you may be suffering from a phobia.
All people have fears or situations they would rather avoid. It is part of everyday life. Some people are frightened by job interviews, or public peaking. Others are uncomfortable to be home alone at night. Most people manage to control their fears and go about their normal activities without too many issues.
But for some people, anxieties and fears are overwhelming and persistent. Normal coping mechanisms don't work, and the need to avoid the objects or situations that cause anxiety can be so intense that they drastically interfere with daily life. Sometimes people may make important career or personal decisions to avoid a phobic situation. Others may refuse to go to the doctor for fear of having blood drawn etc and this could lead to health issues.
How can hypnotherapy help?
Hypnotherapy can help with phobias by reprogramming the initial event and de-constructing it to a level where it is no longer detrimental to the persons life. Regression therapy can be used to take the person back to the time when the symptoms of the phobia first started. It is in the subconscious that new behaviour can be learned.
You may be interested to learn that there are over 500 recognised phobias! So if you think you have a phobia that is unusual, chances are, someone else might have suffered with it too, and you never know, they may have been cured of it by a hypnotherapist!