January 14, 2015

Phobias & Money

I received this comment on my video, A Simple Self Hypnosis Technique:
Yes this does indeed work but how can I use this to overcome the fear of a phobia without having to pay money to see a hypnotherapist?

 Well, of course it will depend on what phobia you have, how long you have had it, and how intense it is. That being said, I'd recommend doing the simple self hypnosis technique daily and adding in imagining yourself successfully dealing with the phobia.

For example, I had a client with severe claustrophobia who needed an MRI. We did three sessions in three days, anchoring her feelings of being calm and centered then having her practice in her head doing the self hypnosis technique on the way to the hospital, in the hospital waiting room, during the MRI, and afterwards coming home. She was able to go through the procedure without any panic feelings whatsoever. Visualizing your self before, during, and after helps with overcoming phobias. This has also worked with clients who have had a variety of phobias including fear of flying, social anxiety and public speaking.

On a different note, it is worth it to pay a hypnotherapist. Medicare charges seniors a copay because research showed that people who pay get better. Working with a trained professional is usually much more efficient - think of the difference in working with a guitar teacher rather trying to learn guitar by yourself. All of my sessions are recorded for home practice. It is an investment in yourself and you are worth it! Call or email for your appointment today.