Did you know that cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy can help with a range of phobias?
Do you avoid certain situations because of a fear or phobia?
Is this fear or phobia stopping you from doing the things you want to do?
Is this fear or phobia so intense that even thinking about it or seeing it on TV causes anxiety?
Overcome your phobia with cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy (hypnosis and CBT), either in person (Cork) or online.
Based in East Cork, I work with clients to help them to overcome their phobia with hypnosis and CBT. While hypnosis can be very effective in treating phobias, my approach involves more than just hypnosis. Hypnosis with the addition of CBT is one of the most effective treatments for overcoming phobias.
Phobias can be crippling. As many as 15% of the general public have a phobia, with heights and animals being the most common. Phobias can hold you back from doing the things you want to do. This avoidance only worsens the problem and doesn’t give you a chance to face your fears and learn to cope better.
The approach we will take will depend on your specific fear or phobia, and how it is impacting you. It will be based around the systematic desensitisation model (graduated exposure therapy) which is a CBT technique, with the addition of hypnosis. What’s great about hypnosis is that it allows you to work through your fears in your imagination. Hypnosis allows you to rehearse feeling and behaving differently in the feared situation or with the feared object, which builds up your resilience to it. There is evidence to show that hypnosis enhances the effects of CBT for conditions such as phobia and anxiety. We all learn through experience, which is why the treatment plan may also involve you facing your fears in real life as well as in hypnosis. Combining this experience will really help you to overcome your fears and increase your self-confidence.