The origin of a phobia is usually associated with the emotions caused by a traumatic event from early life or in a state of high stress. This produces a panic response in the subconscious (fight/flight/freeze response) which we then associate with a place, object or situation.
One of the roles of the subconscious mind is to programme us to try to avoid situations which put us in danger. These programmes are entirely automatic. Phobias are produced when the subconscious becomes instinctual with these responses to certain situations.
Phobias can become extremely debilitating and have a negative impact on our lives, such as fear of flying, public speaking, visiting the dentist or a social phobia. However many people do not seek help because they are embarrassed aware that their responses are illogical which only compounds the issue further.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is highly successful at dealing with phobias by:
- Reducing your level of underlying anxiety and teaching you how to maintain a greater sense of calm
- Diminishing the emotional trauma associated with earlier experiences
- Programming the subconscious with new patterns of behaviour and thinking in relation to the distress
“Our life is what our thoughts make it”
- Marcus Aurelius
To book your initial consultation to discuss how Hypnotherapy can help overcome fears and phobias, call Rachel on 07882 659 582.