We all have fears, which might not necessarily strong enough to cause us problems. We may fear spiders or snakes and may go out of our way to avoid them, but this is quite different to having a phobia about something. The phobia suffers the most acute fright. It feels quite life-threatening. It brings on panic attacks, with symptoms such as sweating, heart palpitations, nausea or vomiting, and fainting.
A phobia is an irrational and persistent fear of a particular object, activity, or situation. Phobias may knowingly originate from an unpleasant experience that one can recall. Often, however, they appear without apparent cause. This can be because the original root cause happened so long ago, that it is beyond conscious recall. Also the phobic symptoms experienced may only have begun later in life – therefore the sufferer can make no conscious connection with the phobic symptoms and the original cause.
This is where Hypnotherapy can be so effective. During hypnosis, the Hypnotherapist can communicate directly with the subconscious mind, which captures every experience a person has ever had. Not only that – It will know precisely which experiences are connected to the phobia (there are often multiple experiences which connect to the phobia), including the original event where the root cause lies. Once this has been established, the Hypnotherapist can guide the sufferer through a resolution process, allowing him/her to move forward positively and freely.