GO Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy Treatment for Phobias & Fears

Clinical Hypnotherapy can produce incredible results

Hypnotherapy is a fast, effective, drug and pain-free treatment for Phobias and Fears.
You can experience relief quicker than most other therapies.

Fear is a normal and healthy part of life, and it plays a vital role in keeping us physically and emotionally safe. Generally, this type of fear can be managed through reason and logical thinking. Fear can arise to greater or lesser degrees throughout a person’s day; however, it usually does not interfere with their life like a phobia.

What is a phobia?

A phobia is an unreasonable or irrational fear that is overwhelming and unable to be controlled.

 

There are over 400 identified phobias. Most people would be aware of the common phobias such as fear of spiders (arachnophobia), a fear of heights (acrophobia), fear of enclosed spaces (claustrophobia), fear of flying (aviophobia), fear of snakes (ophidiophobia), fear of clowns (coulrophobia), fear of dogs (cynophobia), fear of needles (trypanophobia) and the fear of germs (mysophobia). However, a person can have a phobia of absolutely anything, including fear of certain foods like cheese (theophobia) or fear of cotton balls (sidonglobophobia).

 

Phobias are an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of objects or situations that pose little real danger but cause anxiety and avoidance. Unlike the fear you may feel when meeting a new person or visiting a new place, specific phobias are long-lasting. They cause intense physical and psychological reactions and can affect your ability to function normally at work, school or in social settings.

What are the symptoms of phobias?

The symptoms of phobias are varied; however, people with a phobia are likely to experience the following:

 

  • Physical reactions and sensations, including sweating, racing heartbeat, tightening of the chest or difficulty breathing
  • An immediate feeling of intense fear, anxiety and panic when exposed to or even thinking about the source of their fear
  • Powerless to control the anxious feelings even though they know the fear is unwarranted
  • Worsening anxiety as the situation or object gets closer in time or physical proximity
  • Doing everything possible to avoid the object or situation or enduring it with intense anxiety or fear
  • Difficulty functioning normally because of fear

 

People who experience phobias become very adept at avoiding situations where their phobia is likely to be triggered. This coping mechanism can lead them to miss out on job opportunities, social functions and many of life’s adventures.

 

People try a wide range of treatments to overcome their phobia, including medication, exposure therapy, herbal supplements, and energy healing; however, often, these do not work.

Is Hypnotherapy effective for treating phobias?

Phobia symptoms and fears can be eliminated with Clinical Hypnotherapy and Strategic Psychotherapy. 

 

Hypnosis will enable you to access the part of your mind that controls your thoughts, emotions and behaviour. (Known as the unconscious mind.)

 

Through direct and powerful communication with your unconscious mind, hypnosis will enable you to communicate with your subconscious mind to rewire and reprogramme unwanted thoughts and behaviours. 

 

How many Hypnotherapy sessions do I need?

Hypnotherapy is described as ‘brief’ therapy, meaning treatment is conducted over a short period, usually 4-6 sessions.

 

Unlike other forms of therapy, we do not delve into your memories or traumas.

 

Our attention is focused on the patterns of behaviour you experience as unhelpful or the thoughts that trigger your phobia. We seek to replace them with resourceful thoughts and habits that free you from experiencing irrational fear.

“You free yourself from phobias and fears with
Strategic Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy.”

During a hypnotherapy session, a qualified hypnotherapist will guide you through a process to induce a trance-like state that helps focus your mind. You can respond more readily to suggestions that improve or eliminate unwanted thoughts and behaviours in this relaxed state. The initial session is 90 minutes, followed by 60-minute sessions.

 

Sessions are held online or face to face.

 

Sessions begin with talking, so your therapist can understand what you are experiencing. The hypnosis session follows. You will be given homework which includes listening to a recording before you go to bed.

 

During the hypnotherapy session, you remain awake, relaxed and in control.

Your hypnosis session will be 100% tailored to your specific needs and outcomes.

Hypnosis is a safe, gentle and relaxing experience, and it is designed to get to the source of the irrational fear and provide a new, positive outlook on life.

A 90-minute introductory session is held to identify and explore the areas you want to change and for your therapist to devise an appropriate and personal treatment plan.

 

You will then be guided in your first hypnotherapy session, which lasts approximately 15 – 20 minutes.

 

Typically for phobias and fear-related issues, 4 – 6 sessions are required

Gina Ogilvie is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Strategic Psychotherapist and Master NLP Practitioner.

“Fear of inaction is a liability!”

Why choose Go Hypnotherapy?

Go Hypnotherapy specialises in treating anxiety, stress-related conditions, unwanted habits, pain management, fear and phobias.

With structured psychotherapy and hypnotherapy sessions, you will receive a personalised treatment plan that includes ways to alter unwanted thought patterns safely, installing new coping mechanisms, creating new neural pathways, relaxation, and breathing techniques to activate the parasympathetic nervous system – all proven to get results that last.

 

I offer a safe and relaxed environment where you can express yourself in strict confidence.

 

You receive recordings of your sessions to listen to at home.

 

I also provide additional resources free of charge to support you, including NLP strategies and audio meditations.

 

Go Hypnotherapy is located in the Northern Rivers area of NSW, offering local and online hypnotherapy sessions.