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Help with Phobias Bristol & Gloucestershire - Hypnotherapy


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Hypnotherapy for Phobias

“A phobia is usually defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation, which the affected person will go to great lengths to avoid, typically disproportional to the actual danger posed” – Wikipedia.

Phobias are a form of Anxiety Disorder, very similar to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In certain circumstances, experiencing a level of apprehension before doing something is healthy. After all, fear is a necessary part of our self-preservation and survival. It acts as an alarm system to warn us when something is a threat or danger to our life or well-being. For the person suffering from a phobia, the fear is a very real reaction, which may in the moment seem uncontrollable.


Looking for Help with Phobias Bristol,
Cheltenham, Stroud, Nailsworth & Gloucestershire?

If you are, then you’ve come to the right place. We have a modern, very effective and comfortable technique called ‘Rewind’ which typically takes up to four sessions, and does not involve form of direct exposure. The phobic response can be so endemic that it effectively pervades many areas of the person’s life, which to the outside observer may seem unrelated. It can stop them from doing the simplest and most straightforward of tasks, and to behaviour, which is way beyond what is considered healthy.



Phobias become a problem when they start to get in the way. But they can be very extreme and at the same time not be a problem. A fear of open water is perhaps not such an issue to somebody who lives a perfectly happy land locked life. On the other hand, if a fear becomes generalised and pervades other areas of life then dealing with it can have a huge positive effect on all aspects of life.


Hypnotherapy for Phobias in Bristol,
Cheltenham, Stroud, Nailsworth & Gloucestershire

Hypnotherapy for Phobia consists of three distinct parts, which are usually spread over a 4 week period. There is no kind of physical shock or exposure therapy used in the help with phobias Bristol and Gloucestershire that we offer.

The first part introduces you to the process of hypnosis and practicing positive habits, which include relaxation. Then we continue to a process called ‘Rewind’. This is where we help you to re-play an instance of the phobic episode in your mind, whilst you are in an extremely relaxed and detached state. The purpose of this is to activate the ‘problem area’, and repeat this imagined exposure until the mind is no longer sensitive to it. You could say that the mind gets bored of the issue. Finally, we use a technique called ‘Reframe’ to replace the former fear template with a happier and more positive one.

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