Hypnotherapy for Phobias and Fears
Fear of flying, fear of spiders, wasps, needles, snakes and public speaking are just some of the many phobias that I have successfully treated over the years. Hypnotherapy is particularly effective because inducing a relaxed state and trance offers the client the opportunity to feel calm while being presented with various situations that would ordinarily cause anxiety.* ‘Systematic desensitisation’ is the technique used which means introducing the stimulus or ‘threat’ slowly using virtual reality or ‘in the mind’s eye’ so that the client can learn to deal with the situation.
In the case of fear of public speaking I would help the client to see themselves presenting in a calm effective manner making sure that immediately they were about the speak that a wave of calm would go through their body allowing them to remember all their words. (Anchoring is the term used to do this) I find that imagining speaking to card board cut-outs in the first instance creates the foundation before moving on to imagining a small welcoming audience. For anybody who has to make a speech at a wedding and is fretting then hypnotherapy is your answer!
*Results may vary from individual to individual