Hypnosis has been shown to be an effective treatment for many individuals with phobias or fears. Many people suffer with a phobia of one type or anotherand while for some it can be mildly distressing but manageable, for others it can be seriously debilitating.
People with phobias will either go to great lengths to avoid whatever it is they fear, or they will tolerate it with considerable anxiety. For some people, a phobia can trigger panic attacks. In severe cases the phobia can end up literally controlling a person’s life.
Here is a list of the more common phobias and fears that we get consulted about:
- Crowds – Demophobia
- Darkness – Nyctophobia
- Dentists – Odontophobia
- Enclosed spaces – Claustrophobia
- Flying – aviatopophobia
- Heights – Acrophobia
- Needles – Aichmophobia
- Open Spaces – Agorophobia
- Speaking in public – Glossophobia
- Spiders – Arachnophobia
- Water – Hydrophobia
The number of hypnosis sessions required for effectively dealing with phobias varies, and depends on several factors, including how long the person has had the phobia, how severely the phobia affects them, their maturity and how determined they are to be free from the phobia.