Overcome phobias with hypnotherapy

Podcast 27: Overcome phobias with hypnotherapy.

Today I’ll be briefly talking about

  • What a phobia is
  • Why we experience fears and phobias
  • And my 5 top tips to overcoming phobias including how you can overcome phobias with hypnotherapy!

As usual, there is a free hypnotherapy audio at the end of this podcast that you can enjoy, keep and come back to time and time again.

In episode 26 I talked about anxiety and how you can manage this with hypnotherapy. This week’s podcast follows on from this so please go back and listen for more information on anxiety.

A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or an animal.

Something you fear might make you feel a bit anxious. A phobia can be so severe that you organise your whole life around an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger. Usually this is about a situation, an object, an animal or a bodily function.

This can be very limiting and can cause a lot of unnecessary anxiety.

Phobias usually build up over time but can also follow a one off traumatic event. The severity of a phobia can vary dramatically. If you’re only faced with your trigger very rarely it might not affect your everyday life too much. Or you might be held back by the phobia and plan your life around it.

You might feel
  • Dizzy or light headed
  • You might start to sweat
  • Might feel sick or feel a churning in your stomach
  • Might experience heart palpitations
  • Or shortness of breath
  • You can also experience shaking or the start of an upset stomach

These are very fast responses which you usually feel you have no control over. This is where cognitive therapy can help!  We use simple techniques to help change the reactions you have and take control over your thoughts and emotions.

Phobic reactions can be attached to many different scenarios and this is why there are so many different phobias we can experience. From the more common fears and phobias like

  • Spiders or insects
  • Buttons
  • Clowns
  • Heights
  • Water
  • Animals
  • The dentist or medical examinations

To the less common phobias like

  • Small holes
  • Stickers
  • Knees
  • Numbers

These are all more specific phobias which are centred around a situation, an object, bodily function, animal or an activity.

Complex phobias are commonly associated with deep rooted fear or anxiety about a particular situation, such as agoraphobia or social phobia. They usually develop during adulthood. These phobias might take a longer therapy plan because there are so many triggers that need changing.

Listen to this week’s podcast for my 5 top tips to help you overcome phobias with hypnotherapy.

Today’s hypnotherapy audio includes techniques you can use to reduce your response to your trigger and find new ways to overcome phobias.

There are many techniques that we can use to help you overcome phobias so if you find you need more help visit www.altptherapies.co.uk to have a bespoke recording made for you with your challenges in mind.

You can also contact me today on facebook or twitter.

Thanks for listening, see you next week!