Hypnotherapy can help banish fear of spiders, dental treatment, snakes, dogs, flying, heights, enclosed spaces, etc…
What is a phobia? A phobia is an anxiety disorder. It is a persistent and irrational fear of something that represents little or no real danger. A fear of spiders (arachnophobia) is an excellent example. No British native spider is harmful to humans. Not one! And yet arachnophobia is one of the most common phobias in this country. Confronted by a spider, arachnophobics will feel compelled to avoid the feared object. If they cannot do so, then they may suffer panic, experiencing rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, trembling and/or other symptoms.
Fear of spiders is a specific phobia, just like fear of mice, snakes, heights, flying, blood, etc. There is also agoraphobia, which is often thought of as a fear of open spaces but is more likely to be a fear of being away from home and suffering a disabling panic attack. Because most people with a phobia try desperately hard to avoid what they fear, agoraphobics can find themselves prisoners in their own homes.
The third category of phobia is social phobia. According to BUPA, five percent of the population is burdened to some degree with anxiety and extreme self-consciousness in everyday social situations.
While the origin of phobias is incompletely understood, the use of hypnotherapy is positively recommended for their treatment. The sensitively-selected methods employed by us allow a gradual desensitization to the point where the originally feared situation no longer provokes anxiety.
We offer a scientific approach to hypnotherapy by basing our treatments on psychological research findings. With consulting rooms in Broadstairs, Kent, our hypnotherapy practice is well-placed to offer a personalised service to clients from across south-east England.