Fears, Phobias and Trauma

Severe anxiety-based conditions such as phobias or post-traumatic stress disorder were considered treatable only through long, painful exposure therapy, and in some cases, not at all.

Nobody is doomed to be stuck with these experiences forever. Now, thankfully, we have access to relatively comfortable, effective methods that can greatly reduce, and even remove, phobic or traumatic symptoms quickly.

It’s good to know that you can overcome fears and phobias with hypnosis, because such anxieties are extremely common. It’s also worth knowing that more than 10% of people will experience a simple phobia at some time in their lives. Whether that’s heights, driving, spiders and social anxiety, to needles,  flying and open spaces, there is nothing we can’t develop anxiety or phobias about.

Many inappropriate fears start due to one single event in the past. This tends to be single, emotionally charged, sensitising events, which created the ‘emotional imprint’ which is stored in the unconscious mind. Trauma can occurs through a single event too, or through repeated events over time. As a result the unconscious mind filters current experience and compares them against these old sensitising events, known as ‘pattern matching’, resulting in the unconscious mind running that old fear response to continue running over and over again.

Thankfully, I utilise hypnosis as part of an integrated approach which provides an extremely effective cure for these problems as it provides the opposite of anxiety – a deep state of relaxation. And while you’re relaxing deeply, hypnosis teaches the unconscious part of your mind a different way of responding to the feared situation or object. So where are the triggers for these fearful, phobia-like responses stored and accessed? Your unconscious mind stores all the triggers.

So by using hypnosis to access and communicate with the unconscious’ capacity to relearn, we can make use of the unconscious mind’s rapid and natural ability to relearn a more appropriate ‘pattern match’ response to a fear. Many phobic fears can be significantly reduced or even removed in 2-3 sessions.

Please remember that you are not required to make direct physical contact with any triggers for fears and phobias during a session.