Phobias List A-Z by Alan Gilchrist
As well as the simple sessions such as my Fast Track Stop Smoking in 30 minutes or Weight Control , Fast Track Hypnosis can also help with a multitude of other problems, such as phobias.
Over the 26 years that I have been in practice I have dealt with thousands of people who have a phobia. These range from the straightforward phobias such as Claustraphobia to the more unusual, such as a phobia of plastic spiders. Whenever I first started in practice I like most people, assumed that the most common phobia I would treat would be either mice or spiders. However this was not the case. The most common phobia that I would treat is Blushing ( eureuthophobia ) where I would see quite a few people per day with this devastating phobia.
A phobia is a totally irrational fear of people, places, objects or a
potential situation. How a phobia can affect a person can vary greatly. It may be that they prefer just to ignore it, to whereby, in the phobic situation their heart starts beating very fast, perhaps a feeling of sickness, dryness of the mouth, tension, becoming breathless,
to even a feeling of fainting.
For whatever reason a person develops a phobia it can completely take over their life. They are constantly thinking about it and will create scenarios in their mind on how to avoid the phobic situation. Even if they do have to face it, how are they going to react at that time, or will they make a complete fool out of themselves etc. The list is endless!
Put simply, a phobia is an outward projection of an internal anxiety. It can be created in many ways such as in severe stress, excessive anxiety caused by a recurring experience, or maybe by a past trauma.
There are various methods that can be used to overcome a phobia using hypnosis.
Regression therapy (not past life regression) They are regressed to try to locate the origin of their phobia and to understand what the circumstances were that created it, and then remove the anxiety associated with it. This can take quite a few sessions to try to achieve using standard Hypnotherapy, perhaps up to 15 sessions.
Fast Track Suggestion Therapy
A method created by me where positive suggestions are implanted into the subconscious mind to counteract their fears and alter the perception of their particular phobia.
I prefer to use the latter method, Fast Track Suggestion Therapy, as in my opinion it is the faster and a more effective way of dealing with any phobia.