Phobias-retina

Phobias

"Between the stimulus and the response there is a pause, and in that pause lies our power and our freedom" Viktor Frankl

Kingston Hypnotherapy's treatment for phobias is one of the most requested interventions. The most common phobias are fear of spiders and fear of flying and hypnotherapy can be very effective in reprogramming the subconscious automatic fear response. 

Phobias often start with a childhood misunderstanding when the child overestimates the danger associated with a particular situation eg. their mother screaming at a daddy longlegs. They are likely to conclude that the insect is dangerous.

Phobias such as agoraphobia or social phobia may need a deeper look at underlying issues to resolve them (see Anxiety page).

Dental Phobias:  I work with local dentist, Dr Haj Barlow, who is particularly good with anxious patients. http://www.brunswickdentalrooms.co.uk/nervous-patients.html

FLYING PHOBIA: "Before seeing Nicola I thought I would never get over my fear of flying, I'd tried everything from relaxation techniques to attending 3 fear of flying courses to no avail. I remained terrified with this crippling fear, which affected my daily life as even looking at a plane in the sky filled me with dread !! When my daughter moved to Australia I knew I had to do something. I was recommended to Nicola through a friend who also overcame his fear of flying with Nicola. I then went to Australia and completed 16 flights in 6 weeks!! I'm a totally new person and can honestly say it's given me confidence in other areas of my life. I can't thank Nicola enough. With her caring, compassionate nature and soothing voice, she got me there." Mandy S