Help with Fears & Phobias
Do you feel scared of something? Has it become a major issue in your life that is getting worse and making you feel anxious?
When you start thinking about that fear your heart might start racing…you might feel shaky or sick…or maybe you do everything to avoid any situations related to it.
You just want these negative thoughts and feelings to stop. You know that it’s irrational to think and feel like this, but the harder you try to ignore it the more it persists.
Fears and phobias are irrational beliefs, but they are also very real to those people who are suffering.
Linda can help you to find ways to help yourself to feel so much better.
If you feel afraid of something you are not alone.
Many people suffer with fears and phobias, yet they don’t need to suffer as there are things that can help.
Did you know…
- Fears and phobias are a worldwide problem.
- Approximately 10 percent of people in the U.S. have specific phobias, 7.1 percent experience social phobias, and 0.9 percent have agoraphobia. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
- Its estimated that 10 million people in the UK have a phobia.
- A fear of heights and a fear of public speaking are two of the most common phobias.
- Women experience more fears than men.
Isn’t it time now to take control and combat your fears and phobias?
A fear or a phobia are not the same.
A fear is an apprehension about something.
This could be a dislike of turbulence in an aeroplane or driving on a motorway.
A phobia is more profound. It’s an anxiety disorder that causes extreme fear or dread and will lead to avoidance.
A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal. (More..)
There are many different phobias. Some are unusual such as the fear of reflections or looking in the mirror, a fear of the Pope, or a fear of the colour yellow, while others are very common such as a fear of spiders or a fear of flying.
Phobias can be simple such as being frightened of buttons or complex such as a social phobia. With complex phobias there are several anxiety provoking aspects that come together.
Specific phobias can be categorised into four areas:
- Natural / environmental phobias e.g. a fear of thunder and lightning, water, heights
- Body phobias e.g., fear of injections, blood, vomit
- Animal phobias e.g. a fear of dogs, snakes, insects, rats
- Situational e.g. a fear of enclosed spaces, fear of going to the dentist, driving, flying
Hypnotherapy Can Help
Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help unwanted fears and phobias.
Hypnotherapy Sessions at My Practice
If you live in or around the Bournemouth area, you may prefer to visit my practice for your hypnotherapy sessions.
I provide a safe, relaxing and calm environment where we can start to overcome your anxiety. The practice is easy to find, and there is plenty of free parking available, as well as being on local bus routes.
To arrange a complimentary 30 minute session, where you can ask any questions that you may have and I can assess your needs, simply fill out the form below or telephone me on 01202 248468.
Online hypnotherapy is worth considering, especially if you find it hard to travel or live outside of the Bournemouth area. I have been trained in the provision of online hypnotherapy and have clients from around the world. Providing you have access to a private internet connection and web cam, there is no reason why this wouldn’t work for you.
Online hypnosis has many benefits, which include cost effectiveness, comfort and practicality.
If you wish to find out more, visit the online hypnotherapy section of my website.
Please fill out the form below to arrange your first free consultation.
Self Hypnosis Audio Recordings
You may wish to try one of my professionally produced self hypnosis audio recordings. They are specifically developed to address the problems you are facing. While they are no substitute for one to one sessions with a qualified hypnotherapist, they may help you to become better able to cope with your problems. They are also useful when used in support of one to one sessions.
Delivered in the MP3 format, the recordings can be played on modern smart devices such as phones and tablets. This provides the opportunity to listen to them at a time and place of your choosing.
For more information, please see my Hypnosis Downloads page, where you are able to buy and gain instant access to recordings.