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Phobias

Counselling and Hypnosis

So, what is a phobia?  A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of something.  This can be a place, object, feeling, situation or an animal.

A phobia is classed as an anxiety disorder and when this is severe it can be debilitating and may prevent you from carrying out day to day activities.  

 

Some phobias are associated with specific situation like flying, whereas other phobias may occur much more frequently or even daily, such as a social phobia. The type of phobia and frequency of exposure to it can impact on daily living.

Sometimes just thinking about the source can bring on anxiety and feeling of panic. This is known as ‘Anticipatory Anxiety’

You may experience any, some or all the following:

  • Increased heart rate

  • Shortness of breath

  • Upset stomach

  • Trembling or shaking

  • Sweating

  • Nausea

  • Unsteadiness, dizziness and light-headedness

  • A sense of impending doom

  • Chocking sensation

 

You may have tried other treatments such as anti-anxiety medication or other therapies.  Hypnotherapy has been very successful in dealing with phobias.

If you want to see if this would work for you – get in touch.

Contact me for an initial consultation.