If you suffer from a fear or phobia then you are far from alone: phobias are as common as they are distressing.
Being exposed to your feared object or situation may bring on panic symptoms and be strong enough to interfere with your normal routines, work, or relationships. Even though you probably recognise that your fears are irrational, they can still cause you significant distress.
Phobias can take many forms, and feared objects or situations can include anything and everything. Certain phobias are quite common, such as fear of injections, spiders, dogs, flying, heights, etc. But some people suffer from less common phobias; such as fear of lemons, light-bulbs, a particular colour or number.
Specific phobias are often childhood fears that were never outgrown. In certain instances they may develop after a traumatic event, such as an accident, illness, or even a visit to the dentist.
If you suffer with a phobia, you are probably aware of its irrational nature, but are still unable to use your conscious mind to overcome it. A good example of how our subconscious mind can over-rule our conscious mind.
The good news is that Hypnotherapy and NLP are very successful in treating phobias because they bypass the conscious mind and focus on retraining the subconscious, where phobias reside.
At Smile Hypnotherapy we can help you remove your fearful thoughts and overcome your phobias; replacing them with positive, controlled actions. Freedom from the distress your phobias once caused will bring you a new sense of peace, increased confidence, control and empowerment in your life.