Fears and Phobias

Fears and phobias controlling your life?

Gain control and overcome your fears with hypnotherapy for anxiety in Stoke & Congleton with Bright Butterfly.

A phobia is an irrational fear, literally a fear without good reason, or a fear of something that may not happen. People with phobias often experience unwanted responses to animals, objects, insects, actions, or places.

When somebody holds an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger about an object, person or situation, we call it a phobia. Phobias are more pronounced than fears and severe phobias can cause sufferers to change their entire life. Avoiding certain situations or places or restricting day-to-day activities can cause a lot of distress. It’s no way to live.

This physical response is known as a stress response; feeling like you want to get away, or just hide. It is estimated that more than 11% of the population has some kind of irrational fear. (NCH)

People seek help when it starts to stop them from living their lives as they want to. Dreading the summer or going on holiday. Fear going out or that their behaviour may be passed onto their children.  The fear of something is a learned behaviour, that overtime is reinforced. So, it is exposure to that fear which makes it worse.

Fears Phobias

There are many fears and phobias, these are some of the common ones, many that I have helped people with.

  • Fear of flying/driving/traveling (I had this one myself)
  • Claustrophobia
  • Fear of sickness (often linked to social phobias)
  • Fear of insects
  • Fear of heights
  • Fear of needles
  • Fear of dentists
  • Fear of animals
  • Fear of food/choking
  • Fear of water
  • Fear of clowns.

Working with me

Following a telephone consultation where we discuss your needs we will agree on how we will work together and I will advise on the approximate number of sessions.

The first step is to get talking and we can go from there.  Booking a telephone consultation can be done at any time, just click on the ‘consultation tab,’ below.