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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 where this is very severe, you may have organised your life to avoid the serve anxiety you experience when face with the fearful situation or object.

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

 

Depending on the type of phobia it may only be an issue in specific situation like flying, but some phobias can be problematic if you are exposed to these every day such as social phobias which can be complex and involve a number of situations.

When this is severe it can be debilitating and may prevent you from carrying out day to day activities.

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.