Hypnotherapy with Helen
Fears & Phobias
Fears and phobias can sometimes be brought about by a traumatic event, while some are the result of a conditioned response. In other words, they are learned, although genetics often plays a role too. For example, we are “pre-programmed” to be vulnerable to acquiring the most common phobias – spiders, heights, and so on.
However, often we have developed fears and phobias from some type of “initial” event in our past. Whether that was a traumatic event or not, it still have implications and repercussions later in life and be triggered in certain situations. Because our minds are so complex, the “initial” event might not have any relevance to the presenting phobia.
As an example – in this case: A woman in her mid 30’s developed a fear of flying on an overseas trip for her honeymoon. While there was nothing that seemed to have caused the fear on that trip, every subsequent flight her phobia seemed to worsen. She did not know why.
In her hypnotherapy sessions we delved into the feelings and emotions that arose when flying and in particular the flight when the fear started. Using regression therapy we were able to follow that feeling to a earlier time in her life. This was a time when she was about 3 years old and she watched her father leave home for the last time following her parents separation. Releasing and gaining a new perspective that feeling/emotion allowed her to also release the fear of flying. While flying and her parents separating seem to have nothing logical in common, the feeling around the two incidents were the same. She conquered her phobia of flying.
Whatever the case, to successfully overcome a fear or phobia, psychological intervention is needed. Hypnosis can be astonishingly effective in helping people overcome fears and phobias.
Another example of fear being released came from a young woman who swam every day in the ocean and had developed a totally irrational fear of sharks. There was no logical reason for her to be afraid of sharks, however the phobia grew and grew until it was impacting on her life considerably. When we were able to “follow the feeling” back to her childhood and review the “feeling” as an adult we were successfully able to help her release her fear of sharks and enable her to resume her favourite activity of daily ocean swimming.
Stress & Anxiety
You can’t enjoy life and tap into your full potential when you’re feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed.
Since 2007 I have been teaching and using a set of practical tools and techniques to help eliminate stress and anxiety using tools such as special breathing techniques, progressive relaxation, emotional release, NLP, EFT tapping, and suggestive therapy.
For an individual and free 20 minute consultation, please get in touch with me today to talk through your issues and discover how a range of techniques could help you feel calmer, more in control, freer, lighter and happier in your life.