Alison Ralph Hypnotherapy and Counselling

overcome YOUR PHOBIA

Hypnotherapy for phobias

Are you looking for help with a phobia through the use of hypnotherapy? Do you have a fear so overwhelming that it is interfering with everyday life?

Hypnotherapy can be a highly affective treatment for phobias and help you to gain back that control and enjoy your life again.

A phobia is more than a simple fear. It develops when a person becomes overwhelmed and gains a debilitating fear of an object, animal, place or situation. If a phobia becomes very severe, a person may organise their life around avoiding the thing that’s causing them anxiety. As well as restricting their day-to-day life, it can also cause a lot of distress. It can cause a person to feel embarrassed and in some cases, confine them to their home. 

What many people do not realise is that a phobia is a form of anxiety. It is our body and mind’s reaction to whatever the trigger may be. The phobia may have been imprinted in childhood or might have developed later on in life. 

You might be finding that the phobia is taking over your life and you are not really sure which way to turn. Hypnotherapy could be the treatment for you as it looks deep into the patterns of behaviour in the brain and the feelings associated with these behaviours. In hypnotherapy we work to chance the behaviours and feelings towards the trigger, leaving you feeling calmer and more in control. 

‘Alison really listened to my concerns and fears, and took them negative thoughts into a calming and positive experience. I always felt she really thought about each session and has fully prepared and tailored each session to my needs. I can’t thank her enough for helping me with a life long fear of flying and turning it into a much more positive and enjoyable experience. I no longer dread this aspect of holidays’

a man feeling stressed on the plane


Common sign of phobias can cause:

  • dizziness/lightheadedness
  • sweating
  • fast heartbeat and/or palpitations
  • nausea
  • shaking
  • an upset stomach
  • a fear of dying
  • a fear of fainting
  • numbness or tingling sensations
  • feeling out of touch with reality or detached from the body

“In just 3 sessions Alison helped me enormously with my fear of flying. I used to get extreme anxiety when flying and there would even be tears, however through Alison’s expertise and calm, patient and encouraging nature, I took a flight last week with a whole new mindset. What she managed to achieve with me was amazing and I would not hesitate to recommend her to others with any sort of fear or anxiety. Thank you Alison.” 

Phobias in my hypnotherapy practice

Here are examples of the phobias I have worked with:

  • Flying
  • Spiders
  • Driving
  • Public speaking
  • Needles
  • Doctors (White coat syndrome)
  • Having blood taken at the doctors
  • Dogs
A lady holding a tarantula

‘The plane ride was great, woke up a bit anxious in the morning, but was fine by the time we got to the airport, and I actually quite enjoyed the journey’.

Hypnotherapy could help you to overcome your phobia

Using hypnosis, the subconscious part of the brain can be explored to find out what the fear is satisfying in the subconscious, or where that fear has arisen from. Then behaviours can be tweaked or new ones created in order to react to the trigger in the way that you wish. 

Conscious strategies may be used together with hypnosis as I feel that this gives the best possible outcome. If you would like to chat further about how I can help you to overcome your phobia through the use of hypnotherapy contact me now. 

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