Fears and phobias can develop from a specific learned anxiety, ranging from clowns to fear of flying.
These can be clearly differentiated from anxiety as the intensity of the feelings are so strong, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be changed.
We can develop these feelings from traumatic events we have experienced or from events we can perceive or imagine in the future. Our minds cannot tell the difference between reality and imagination, this is why you can still experience the same emotions just by picturing the event. When dealing with fears, our emotions are so powerful they bypass our critical and rational thinking, this is why it’s so difficult to ask someone to be rational throughout an emotional experience/episode.
During hypnotherapy, we can rapidly begin to change many aspects of the experience that lead up to your intense feelings. We can help you identify your false thoughts and ideas and begin to change them, so you develop a new healthier perspective. We can suspend those powerful feelings of emotion and begin to replace them with a feeling of comfort and rid you of those old troublesome feelings.
It is not necessary to completely understand why you developed a fear or phobia, but we can focus on what we can do now to overcome it. If left untreated they can hold you back from achieving a normal lifestyle.
Many people enjoy going on holiday abroad, but for some who have a fear of flying, it can be a daunting task of unnecessary worry and build up. We can help remove this feeling so you can really begin to just enjoy your life.
So, what are some common symptoms?
Common fears and phobias include:
Fear of flying
Fear of heights
Fear of spiders
Fear of blood
Fear of water
Fear of needles
Fear of crowded spaces
Fear of being alone
& many more
A specific plan is tailored to each person by one of our therapists, to help them achieve their goals and to prepare for any issues along the way.
We easily identify any issues by using evidence-based procedures to help assess and build a strategic plan for success.
Case formulation (understanding of issues) is a very important part of any successful therapy. “A problem well defined is a problem halved.”
Creating Lasting Change
Creating Lasting Change
Hypnotherapy uses the hypnotic state to work with you to make a change, that you believe will help you live your life in a more meaningful way.
By combining therapy and hypnosis your ability to receive and act on suggestions can be enhanced and strengthened, therefore the change you desire more likely to be achieved.
Nathan | February 2023
After suffering with flying for many years, even the thought of flying was awful for me I now thanks to Clare feel very confident about flying. Clare gave me a lot of very helpful techniques I can use, not just for flying but for everyday anxieties and stressful situations. I’ve not flown yet but I am extremely confident about doing it as opposed to fearing it. Thank you
Recently a member of my family was not in a good place, unable to break out of a cycle of anxiety and worry about their health. This was despite obtaining professional medical help which had confirmed that they didn’t have a physical health condition. It was not easy seeing a loved one in floods of tears and not having the means to help them so I feel very fortunate to have you as a trusted business contact and able to turn to you for support. You were able to see them at short notice and to provide expert support and therapy in a professional and non-judgemental way, preventing an escalation of the issue, to the extent that you helped them make a lasting change and to get them to a better place after just a few sessions.
In closing, I would like to offer you our sincere thanks as I genuinely fear where we might have ended up without your intervention. I would not hesitate to recommend you, and the team at SanaMente, to anyone needing some help and support with their wellbeing or health.
Dawn | 8 December 2020
I came to Clare suffering from driving anxiety which had reached a point that it was seriously impacting my quality of life. I was dubious as to whether anything would work as I had tried numerous self-help avenues.
It was amazing. I felt empowered and lifted even after the first session. The techniques used as part of the sessions are something I can and do use forever. I feel like the demon is back in the box. Sadly, due to COVID, there hasn’t been an opportunity to drive long distances. The fact that I’m excitedly planning trips without that sick feeling is a breakthrough in itself. I cannot recommend this place too highly. Clare changed my life! If you are unsure, don’t be. Set up a meeting and change your life too.