The origin of a phobia can be associated with a traumatic or unpleasant event earlier on in life, although can also be triggered during a time of high anxiety. The subconscious, noting high anxiety, steps in with panic behaviour which we can then begin to associate with an object, place or event. Fears and phobias can be extremely debilitating and restricting in many areas of life. Using hypnotherapy, phobias can be resolved within three to five sessions.
The process enables the person to disassociate from the fear/phobia, using specific techniques that enable the emotion to be taken out of the experience. More realistic patterns of thought are then developed helping the individual’s subconscious become indifferent to the particular object of fear so that they will be less affected by it in the future.