Our logical brain knows many things, for instance it knows that flying is the safest form of travel, it knows that lifts are completely safe, and that spiders can't cause us any harm.
Yet knowing that doesn't really help, because if you feel your heart pounding and your stomach churning, then for you it's a very real fear, and it's probably holding you back from enjoying your life as you want.
Common phobias include fear of animals, snakes, spiders, needles, fear of flying, and fear of heights. In the case of a severe phobia, you may have changed how you live your life and even may go to extreme lengths to avoid the thing you fear.Unfortunately, because of the way the brain works, avoidance only strengthens the phobia.
Phobias affect many people having a massive impact on their lives, and are usually caused by a single stressful or traumatic event, or can be learnt from a family member. A typical example of this would be a child seeing a parents fearful and over-reaction to a spider or mouse, this event then becomes locked into the child's brain becoming an automatic response for them. Yet if you were to ask the person how the phobia started, they generally can't remember, and comment that they've always had it.
I'm constantly told by people with phobias that they know the spider is no danger, yet they still panic if they see one. One of the reasons for this comes down to the processing speeds of the conscious mind and the unconscious mind. The conscious mind takes around 0.5 of a second to processes information, the unconscious mind processes information much quicker at anywhere from 0.02 to 0.002 of a second. Meaning that your unconscious mind has seen the spider, processed what it is, checked how to behave, and started to run the 'see spider' programme long before you have actually seen it.
Hypnotherapy is incredibly quick and successful at removing phobias and fears that have held you back, by reducing any associated anxiety and deleting the triggers, thereby letting you move on with your life, often in as short a time as one session.
Current Prices are £60 Per Session, with each session lasting up to 2 hours.
If you are a member of the Healthcare cash plan then you may be able to claim back a proportion of the the cost of the therapy through your policy. If you are with another cash plan provider, it may be worth checking with that provider for their policy regarding Alternative and Complementary Therapies.
Payment is per session and can be paid in cash, debit card, Visa or Mastercard at the end of each session.
Do you feel you're missing out on life? Have you had enough of feeling out of control? Have you had enough of coming up with excuses not to do things? If that's true for you, then contact me on 01772 499046 or email me by clicking "here".