Help to Resolve Fears and Phobias at Hypnotherapy Cardiff
What are Fears and Phobias?
There are probably very few of us that do not have any fears or phobias, even if it’s as simple as being a little fearful of spiders, or perhaps liking to sleep with a little light shining somewhere nearby as the dark is not comfortable. Many such fears are manageable and the majority of us experience them at some point in our lives with little impact.
However, some people have fears of phobias that limit their opportunities in life: the person with a fear of flying may find being in a plane uncomfortable, however someone with a more serious fear, or phobia, of flying may completely avoid going on, or perhaps even seeing, an airplane; equally, someone with a fear of open spaces may avoid large parks, fields and sports grounds, however someone with a more serious fear, or perhaps agoraphobia, may never leave their house.
Below is a list of the more common fears and phobias that we get consulted about:
Spiders – Arachnophobia
Flying – aviatopophobia
Water – Hydrophobia
Heights – Acrophobia
Enclosed spaces – Claustrophobia
Open spaces – Agorophobia
Crowds – Demophobia
Darkness – Nyctophobia
Dentists – Odontophobia
Speaking in public – Glossophobia
Needles – Aichmophobia
Death or dying – Thanatophobia
Being sick – Emetophobia or Emetephobia (may also be known as phagophobia, vomitophobia, vomit phobia, sickness phobia) For more info on fear of being sick, click here.
Being judged or put on the spot – Social Phobia, or Scopophobia. For more info on social phobia, click here.
Urinating in front of others, shy bladder, paruresis, toilet anxiety or toilet phobia
Defecating (either alone, or in earshot of others), stools and losing bowel control – Coprophobia, or Corporophobia
Other Fears and Phobias
The list of fears and phobias is endless as people really can be fearful of anything in their thoughts and lives so please don’t think that we can’t help you if your fear or phobia is not listed above. Just CONTACT US at Hypnotherapy Cardiff for a chat if you have any questions.
What is important is that, if your fear or phobia is having a negative impact upon you, or if it is limiting your full participation in life, or if your fear or phobia is becoming more severe and is beginning to dominate your life then it is probably time to do something about it and take steps to rid yourself of your fear or phobia.
How Hypnotherapy Can Help – in Cardiff
Perhaps there is an upcoming event that you would like specific help with. For example, perhaps you want to go on holiday, but have a fear of flying and want help to get you onto the flight, perhaps you have a fear of spiders and are about to go camping and want some help to reduce your anxieties in relation to spiders or perhaps you have a fear of dogs and are soon to go and stay with a friend who has a dog. For these types of issue, hypnosis, combined with suggestion therapy can help to enable you to reduce your fear or anxiety and to feel more in control.
It can also help you to obtain a strong visual image of yourself being calm and self-assured in your upcoming event.
An added bonus is that hypnosis is well documented as being wonderfully relaxing and effective at reducing stress levels.
Here at Hypnotherapy Cardiff we have substantial experience of helping people to reduce fears and phobias over specific events and you would need just one or two sessions, a week or two before the event in question.
Ongoing and Pervasive Issues with Fears and Phobias
Perhaps your issues are more long term or pervasive and you have found that your fear or phobia is having a limiting effect upon your life?
In these circumstances it is likely that you would benefit more from going through The Thrive Programme with me which is a unique, research based and self empowering psychological training programme which, as well as aiming to help you to detect, understand and then change any unhelpful thoughts, habits or behaviours that you might have developed in regard to your fears and phobias, also aims to help and empower you to create strong psychological and emotional foundations which can often lead to a more confident and resilient you and be less likely to worry about your fear or phobia any more.
(For more info on the The Thrive Programme click here.)
Or Cognitive Processing and Integration Therapy where we can help you to explore and re-process any past unresolved or ongoing issues that may play a part in your presenting symptom in a safe, totally non judgemental way.
This type of therapy is done in a very relaxing and effectual manner and can often help you to reprocess and reevaluate certain thoughts, feelings and experiences enabling you to see them in a more helpful manner and aiming to help give you a clearer or different perspective on things.
(For more info on Cognitive Processing and Integration click here.)
What’s the next step?
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