A phobia is an extreme form of fear which is excessive in comparison to the level of threat posed by the situation or object which triggered it. It can be triggered by a wide variety of objects and situations.
Those of us who have experienced a phobic reaction know only too well how different it is from simply being scared or disliking something. Many of us dislike spiders. We may even ask someone else to deal with one when it in our house. However for some one who experiences a phobia, the physical and emotional symptoms triggered can be utterly overwhelming. And if the subject of your phobia is commonly occurring, it is not unusual for people to organise their lives around avoiding it.
Symptoms may include:
- Dizziness, even fainting
- Nausea and vomiting
- Crying and screaming
- An overwhelming need to run away
- Increased heart rate or palpitations
I see people for phobia therapy over 4 sessions. Solution Focused Hypnotherapists use a very robust method for updating the part of the brain that holds the phobic response. This is based on a solid understanding of neuroscience. It allows to people to cope better than they ever thought possible. You will be able to get on with life feeling free from the old feelings that held you back.
I have helped people overcome fears of needles, wasps, flying, dental treatments and more.