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Hypnotherapists In Newcastle For Overcoming Phobias

Are you looking to find hypnotherapists in Newcastle for overcoming phobias? Quays Clinic can help you. Hypnotherapist Ian Smith is an Internationally respected therapist. Get the help you need today.

Hypnotherapists In Newcastle For Overcoming Phobias

Hypnotherapist Ian Smith has helped many of his professional clients to overcome many different types of social phobias. Even if you think that your fear is very unusual if it’s causing you difficulties then pick up the phone and talk to Ian Smith. He will always take your problem seriously and keep it 100% confidential.

Have these types of thoughts ever entered your mind?

  • I could never tell anyone, it’s embarrassing, nobody else suffers from this, do they?
  • I feel so stupid, I mean, I know it’s irrational to be afraid, but I just can’t help it.
  • I would never tell anyone about my fear. When I go out, it’s always in the back of my mind, what if? Sometimes I’ll even leave the company I’m in. I’ll make an excuse and flee.
  • Occasionally, when I feel confident, I tell people about my problem, but they just look puzzled or they give me advice. They don’t understand what it’s like.

You wouldn’t be the only person who has negative thoughts like the ones listed above. If you looked at a list of phobias online you would be amazed at just how many different fears there are.

Where Does The Word Phobia Come From?

The word “Phobia” comes from the Greek φόβος “fear”), it is an irrational, persistent fear of certain situations, objects, activities, or persons. The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive, unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Phobias can vary in their intensity – in their effect on people’s’ lives; from being an inconvenience, to completely restricting, as in the case of Agoraphobia.

There is no cause for despair, however, as people who suffer from phobias can be successfully treated and overcome their fears. A phobia is a persistent fear of a genuine or perceived danger normally stemming from childhood, the causes fall into three categories:

Fear Of A Specific Object

The most common are:

  • Fear of spiders.
  • Fear of snakes.
  • Fear of insects.
  • Fear of needles.
  • Fear of cats.
  • Fear of dogs.
  • Fear of horses.
  • Fear of feathers
  • Fear of fish.
  • Fear of rats.
  • Fear of blood.
  • Fear of pigeons.

The fear comes from a previous frightening incident, e.g., bitten by a dog, or an incident that has been witnessed and identified with, e.g., a spider put down someones’ back as a prank and the subsequent humiliation caused. A phobia can also be a learned behavior from a family member perhaps, e.g.,” don’t touch that (object) it’s filthy!”, said in an overly scornful manner. A bad emotional experience can be anchored to an object.

Fear Of A Situation Or Place

Fear of heights, fear of flying, lifts (elevators) supermarkets, shopping malls. This originates from a frightening incident, e.g., having been trapped in a lift. A social phobia is more complex, sufferers normally have a lack of confidence, fear of large crowds, and getting close emotionally or physically with others.

This type of phobia is often associated with a life-changing event. From the past, the perceived danger or actual trauma is often repressed and transferred to other situations.

Fear Of Illness Or Death

This occurs when sufferers themselves have witnessed, heard about, or read about death or illness and have identified with it. e.g., illness or death of a family member. The illness is then associated with themselves. This is often connected to feelings of insecurity and loss of control, especially in childhood.

Contact Quays Clinic Today

If you are looking to find expert hypnotherapy in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, or Co Durham to overcome a fear of social phobia, call Quays Clinic today. Hypnotherapist Ian Smith is an Internationally respected therapist who has many years of professional experience in helping people with treating phobias.

Ian Smith (Distinction) D.Hyp  T.F.T  M.U.F.H. Telephone: 0774 3353367.

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