A phobia is an irrational fear, a fear without good reason. People with phobias experience unwanted responses to animals, insects, objects, actions or places.
Some examples are:
- Fear of dogs or cats
- Fear of flying
- Fear of heights
- Fear of needles
- Fear of buttons
- Fear of bridges
- Fear of clowns or masked characters
- Fear of spiders and other insects
- Fear of water
- Fear of confined spaces
- Fear of open spaces
You might have another fear or phobia. Tell me about it and let’s see how I can help.
The physical response to a fear or phobia is known as a stress response. People often describe their reaction to something as ‘having butterflies in my stomach’, being ‘paralysed with fear’ or ‘just wanting to run away’ from whatever is triggering the response. Those with phobias often know that their response is irrational, making it harder to understand or accept. People often manage their phobia on a day-to-day basis by avoiding the trigger and they only contact a hypnotherapist when it becomes a serious problem or significantly impacts on their life.
We can work together using a range of different therapeutic tools to help you understand and resolve your fear or phobia, no matter what it is. Phobias can often be resolved or reduced in one or two sessions.