Nearly 15-20% of us experience specific phobias at least once in our life.
In the UK, an estimated 10 million people have phobias. Phobias can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex and social background.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming The NLP phobia cure is thought to be effective as it facilitates direct processing of the memory of the phobia, allowing the unconscious memory in the amygdala to be stored as a conscious memory in the hippocampus. Thus it can be stored as long term memory of a past event, with less attached emotional significance. It gives impressive results.
Emotional Freedom Technique. EFT tapping therapy consists of stimulating specific meridian points of the body to neutralise painfully intense negative emotions.
Clinical Hypnotherapy. The aim of hypnotherapy is to communicate with the subconscious and change the way you feel and behave towards your phobia. The process itself involves putting you into a very relaxed, hypnotic state.
Understanding the cause of a phobia is actually less important than focusing on how to treat the avoidance behavior that has developed over time.
Here in the UK, a fear of public speaking is beaten only by a phobia of spiders!
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What is a fear?
A fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm. We were born with 2 fears. the fear of noise and the fear of falling. Everything else has been learned and can be unlearned. Fear is a natural response to our survival mechanism. The survival mechanism triggers our fight, flight or freeze mode. Sensory fear is triggered by a historic threat or warning expression, conceptual fear is triggered when you expect your happiness to change. The greater the threat, the more physical effects are triggered. Fear triggers a suppressive mental effect.
What is a phobia?
Phobias are more pronounced than fears. They develop when a person has an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger about a situation or object. A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation. The phobia typically results in a rapid onset of fear and is present for more than six months.
Types of fear and phobia's
Some of the most common fears and phobias are listed below;
- Fear of heights
- Fear of public speaking
- Fear of spiders, snakes, insects, rats, etc
- Open spaces, crowds, shopping centres
- Fear of flying
- Fear of death
- Social phobias, such as fear of public speaking
At some point in our lives, we are all afraid to show our emotions and feelings. If left untreated, can lead to panic attacks and prolonged ill health.
The good news!
We were not born with fear's and phobia's. We have e learned to have this way since childhood. The good news is we can un learn the behaviours by breaking down the neuro pathways (the way we think and feel about the emotion) and create new ways of thinking and being. A breakthrough session that lasts typically 3 hours will help you break free and live a happy life. Using NLP and clinical hypnosis to put you back in control.
From my first contact with Hayley she was great, positive, supportive and had a true ‘we can sort this attitude!’. On our first session she made me feel relaxed and at ease and most importantly that I wasn’t on my own with my flight anxieties. I had 2x 1.5 sessions with Hayley and in both those sessions talked things through, she gave me some tools to use when things weren’t great and also sent me into a deep relaxation (which I have to be honest was amazing!). Afterwards I felt emotionally drained but so relaxed. I am always the biggest sceptic of ‘tools’ to fix my anxiety but I can genuinely say I followed up on these sessions with the most positive flight I have had in years, I would almost go as far as to say I (nearly) enjoyed it! Thank you Hayley for your help – I know I still have work to do but my god things are loads better xxxx
After the second session I could think about getting on a plane without the retching and I slept better.
After the third session there was no stopping me taking that flight, I could not believe the change in me. I could have flew it.
I was a little nervous with the turbulence but I went into hypnosis mode and breezed it.
Honestly, I have waisted 22 years! I’ve always wanted to go to America and now I can. And I don’t have to swim the ocean to get there! All thanks to Master NLP Practitioner Haley Austin. - D Speight
The session was helpful because... not just with the dental fear, but all the anxiety I also have carried for a long time. I can feel it sort of melting! I can do this, the business the fear....all of it. - A. Yull
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