“I have been through some terrible things in my life,
some of which actually happened.”
A phobia is a fear of something that may have little or no actual threat or danger. When the fear becomes irrational and can affect certain parts of life activities they are then described as phobias.
Often people experiencing phobias are aware of the irrational thoughts but are unable to control their fear or anxiety. Phobias may have developed during childhood years or during adulthood.
Common Phobias or Fears
- Fears of spiders
- Fear of heights
- Fear of snakes
- Fear of dogs/animals
- Fear of germs
- Fear of needles
- Fear of flying
- Fear of closed spaces
- Fear of public speaking
- Fear of social settings
Some symptoms associated with Phobias
- Fear of dying
- Fear of fainting
- Fear of loosing control
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- Trembling or shaking
- Feeling dizziness
Treatment may be required if your fear is:
- Is causing anxiety or panic
- Creating unreasonable or excessive emotional reactions
- Causing you to avoid certain situations
- Interfering with your daily activities or routine
How Insight Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy can Help You Overcome Phobias
Our Philosphy is to provide a therapeutic, nurturing and supportive environment
Our approach is to use attention, intention and imagination rather than will to create a desirable change. Subconscious imagery and visualisation work powerfully to influence psychological processes that enhance healing.
At Insight Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy we take a holistic approach towards Overcoming Fears and Phobias. In particular we address individual biological, psychological and social influences that have prevented you succeeding in the past.
The reasons why you have developed the behaviour is personal and individual, so the way of dealing with it will also be personal and individual.
We have in depth experience in a range of therapies to help you. Some of these include:
- Mind Body Therapy
- Insight Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Mindfulness and Acceptance Therapy
- Breathing Techniques
- Relaxation techniques
Take the necessary steps towards your path to freedom