Hypnotherapy > Fears & Phobias

Having a fear or phobia is not a sign of weakness or immaturity. In the right context, fears are rational and necessary. If you are not a strong swimmer, a fear of deep water is a natural reaction designed to keep you safe, especially if you have had a bad experience in the past. People tend to avoid situations or things that they fear, but if you want to learn to swim this could be a problem you want to address.

Fears or phobias can take many forms - fear of flying or heights, agrophobia, fear of dirt or contamination (possibly a form of obsessive compulsive disorder) or claustrophobia. Common fears are of falling, death, dentists, insects, dogs, thunder and lightning or of growing old. Someone, somewhere, will have been in a similar situation so there's no need to feel alone.

A phobia is an intense fear which is out of proportion to the perceived danger. They often develop during childhood, such as a child seeing that their mother is deeply afraid of spiders often develops a similar belief. As an adult, we may realise that this is irrational or illogical, but can't shed the fear as it's so deeply ingrained.

Often, the hardest part of overcoming a phobia is getting started. Once you decide to take the first step and seek the right support, it can be surprising how quickly fear can melt away.

We can help you to be free of these fears.

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