Phobias are extremely common, approximately 10% of adults have some type of phobia.
A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear. They develop when a person has an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger about a situation or object and can therefore be seen as a type of anxiety disorder. Symptoms may include: unsteadiness, dizziness and light headedness, nausea, sweating, increased heart rate or palpitations, shortness of breath, trembling or shaking, an upset stomach.
Most phobias can be within dealt within 4 sessions:
INITIAL CONSULTATION Explanation of what is happening in our brain when we suffer from a specific phobia. The process of hypnosis and its effects are explained.
PRE-REWIND SESSION A relaxing session of hypnosis. Familiarisation with the process and how it feels encourages the trance state and aids its efficiency.
REWIND In a safe and controlled hypnotic state, the memory of the traumatic event is explored in detail. This process de-sensitises the event and vastly reduces the inappropriate response.
REFRAME This is when we introduce a new and appropriate response pattern. We are going to introduce a new calm and controlled frame of reference, replacing inappropriate responses with more helpful positive ways of responding.