Phobias of every kind are unreal ways of feeling. In agoraphobia and claustrophobia spaces - large or small - seem dangerously de-stabilising. Similar levels of fear may be generated by driving - insects - dogs - cats - or any number of unlikely causes - animate or inanimate.

For example, fear of heights, like many similar difficulties, may have some justification - but for sufferers fear is out of all proportion to the circumstances. Also fear of being seen as behaving strangely & out of control  simultaneously threatens sufferers with actual loss of control.

Being unable to relax and release the tension, once the process has started sufferers feel increasingly out of control and completely at its mercy. Paradoxically those with a control freak tendency are most at risk of these difficulties.

Our experience of the world is entirely dependent on models and representations we make in the brain. Imaginative input - which is vital to their construction - can also allow perception to be so distorted that behaviour is seriously compromised.

It can be difficult and exasperating for others who try to help.  Often they are torn between sympathy, anxiety and contempt.

The individual has to be helped dispassionately to unlearn these defensive patterns and to register their experience of their internal and external worlds in better connected ways.

This systematic process of reconstruction may involve a variety of cognitive and behavioural exercises plus powerful hypnotic processes to generate a calm and more relaxed base state from which experience can be connected in a balanced and reassuring way.

See Also - Insomnia- Tension - Anxiety - Panic Attack - PTSD - Menopause -PMT

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Hypnotherapy &


    Therapy for

Phobias -

Agoraphobia -and  


Fear of Heights

Fear of Flying


Insects - Spiders


Dogs Cats Etc.

Fear of Loss of Control

Control Freak  

Tension  Anxiety



Unable to Relax

 0208 673 6311  

  Keith Bibby - 35 yrs Behavioural Science Experience

  Hypnosis & Behaviour Therapy  for  Phobias Fears   Anxieties Tension   Loss of Control

                       Ericksonian - Outcome Oriented Approach

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Ericksonian Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Psychotherapy - Behavioural Science for Phobias Fears   Anxieties Tension   Loss of Control, Clapham Common,London SW4 9HG Balham, SW1,SW3, SW9, SW11, SW17,SW12 SW18, SW19, SW20,SW16, SE1    Hampstead via Northern Line

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