Help with Anxiety

Most people experience anxiety at some point in their lives. For some, however, it can escalate into panic attacks and a constant state of discomfort. For some, anxiety comes on suddenly, while for others it develops over a period of time. It is made worse by the expectancy of it. Often people are not sure what is causing them to feel that way.


hypnotherapy?The major component for change is imagination. If you can imagine something and you want it, you most likely will achieve it. An athlete would achieve it by crossing the line first, a golfer by seeing the ball drop into the hole, a boxer by hearing the roar of the crowds.

Everyone can do it and practice this visualisation process. At first you need to know what it is that you want to achieve or own. Maybe you want to get a new job, imagine someone congratulating you on your new job, feel, see, hear what this would be like. Maybe you want your house to be clutter free. Imagine walking through the house and feel how good the emptiness feels.

When you practise this on a regular basis you will find that you feel better, that you have more motivation. Hypnotherapy helps clients bring about certain feelings, thoughts, sensations and behaviours and by practising imagination while in trance makes it a very strong process, one that will also increase motivation. If you expect something to happen, it will, whether it be wanted or unwanted. It happens because you have convinced yourself that it will happen.

Feeling Stuck

panic attack helpFeeling stuck - this is one of the most common complaints I get to hear. It usually comes with a feeling of being disenchanted and frustrated with life. If any of these rings true then you haven’t been honoring your inner values in something that you are doing in your life. Or it could be that you are forgetting about your natural talents or you put yourself in a place where your inborn inclinations are being ignored.
If you feel that you need some help to get out of this ‘rut’ just contact me. If you have ever felt motivated in your life, or if you have ever been passionate about anything, then this is all you need to get to that stage again. You are meant to have a good life and you are meant to enjoy it.

We will find out what the causes are that don’t allow you to thrive and to feel good so that once more you can live with happiness and fulfilment as indeed you are meant to.

Panic Attacks

panic attacks help cure hypnosisAnybody who’s ever been so scared that they thought they might die knows what it feels like having a panic attack. It’s a dreadful feeling; ones heart will be thumping and there is great fear.

In many cases people have no idea what the cause of the attack may be. It seems to come out of the blue for no apparent reason and it is a very frightening experience. Hypnotherapy can be a great help when dealing with panic attacks and anxiety.

Mostly, though not always, a panic attacks begins with a feeling of fear or panic which is then rapidly followed by a number of physical symptoms. These can be nausea, intense sweating or palpitations. It is so terrifying that breathing often accelerates and so adding more symptoms. The attacks themselves can be short-lived but can also come and go for a much longer length of time. They are terrifying for the person who suffers but they are not life threatening though it may feel like it.
Clients describe their symptoms in various ways. Here are some that I hear about frequently: feeling sick, feeling dizzy, chest pain, head hurts, shortness of breath, heart thumping, sweating. The reasons for a panic attack is always great anxiety and of course a fear of dying.

Sometimes the reasons for these attacks are known or clients remember when they started and what triggers them often though they seem to come from nowhere. Hypnotherapy can certainly help find out the root causes and release them.

Hypnotherapy is extremely effective when working with anxiety and panic attacks. Rather than just giving suggestions which is what usually happens in a hypnotherapy session we will always aim to release the underlying root causes. Nobody is meant to suffer panic attacks or anxiety, so there should be no need to manage these attacks but simply eliminate them. It is easy to give a client advice on how to breathe, how to avoid triggering substances and of course reminding them that even though it feels bad there is no physical danger. However, this means nothing to somebody who suffers pain and fear and is constantly worried that it may happen again. The best thing to do is to work on the underlying causes and release them. I have done many, many sessions and it is life changing.

Ornithophobia Fear of Birds

Ornithophobia Fear of BirdsDo you need help with your Fear of Birds?

If you suffer from a fear of birds you might be very uncomfortable around them or even extremely frightened. Some people are frightened of all sorts of birds while for others it is only a certain variety that causes distress. When faced with confronting a bird it may be that you start shaking or are unable to move. It is extremely difficult to avoid birds completely as they are free animals and can appear seemingly out from nowhere. For many people it is the flapping of the wings that causes the anxiety.

People who are frightened of them tend to avoid areas that are likely to be inhabited by birds, such as seagulls at beach resorts or places in town where one would find many pigeons. This obviously means that they find it difficult to leave their home and they can develop agoraphobia as well. Some cases of fear are related to when children were faced with aggressive birds such as seagulls or ducks asking for food. Sometimes it can be the parents that exhibit fear which too can trigger a phobia. Sometimes it is seeing a dead bird that causes the fear or suddenly being faced with a bird that flies in through a window or bashes against a window.

Sabine Stone Beverley HypnosisA fear of our feathered friends "the birds" is not an uncommon fear but when left untreated it could become life-limiting, and as a rule it gets worse as a person gets older. Hypnotherapy and regression therapy are excellent ways of releasing such a phobia, either through working on and neutralising the cause of the fear, or through softening the anxieties associated with birds by using hypnotic relaxation and suggestions. Generally, I use both methods (sometimes combined with EFT and NLP techniques), and I have had a lot of success over the years in terms of freeing people from the life-limiting effects of phobias.

Fear of Crossing Bridges

Quite often the fear of bridges is associated with a fear of heights though this isn't always the case. There are many reason how this fear has come to pass, maybe you witnessed an accident on a bridge, or maybe at some point you looked down and were shocked at the height of it, maybe you or somebody fell off a bridge. However, most people cannot remember how this fear started.

Fear of Flying and Air Turbulence ( aerophobia aviophobia )

fear of flyingFear of Flying and Air Turbulence ( aerophobia aviophobia )

Fear of flying is a common fear which can really get in the way of enjoying a holiday or a business trip. Hypnosis can completely eradicate this fear and help to make you more confident about flying.

Studies show that one in ten people have a fear of flying while many more people are very uncomfortable about it. This fear affects people in different ways. Each person has their own trigger for it. For those that would like to enjoy a holiday abroad it can be a disaster from the moment they buy their flight ticket. They will worry incessantly and the moment they arrive at their holiday destination they start worrying about the flight back home.

It may be worst at the airport or maybe during landing or gets very bad the moment there is turbulence. It’s well known that flying is one of the safest ways of travelling, much safer than going by car, but this knowledge does not usually calm the sufferer as a fear or phobia is a conditioned response which creates an automatic response in the mind whenever flying is brought to mind. Although on a rational level we may know that air travel is the safest method of travelling, logical arguments aren’t terribly useful when there is a deep fear and they certainly don’t prevent the anxious feelings that flying causes.
As a Hypnotherapist I usually find that something has happened that caused this fear in the first place. It doesn’t make any difference whether we consciously remember this experience; our subconscious mind does so without us even realising it. The fear of flying is caused by the subconscious which wishes to keep you safe, now however, this safe-keeping mechanism is out of order and overly protective.
Hypnosis helps you to understand this and to clear the issues that may be causing the fear in the first place.
I usually find that most people who come to me for help with this issue are able to free themselves of this unnecessary, life-limiting fear.

Fear of Public Speaking

Fear of Public Speaking

Many people are terrified to speak in public.  I understand that this is the number 1 fear in America. Some of the reasons are they are worried of making a fool of themselves, maybe saying the wrong thing or forgetting what to say, being too self-conscious, lacking confidence etc. It can be a daunting thing to stand in front of a group of people and give a presentation.

Hypnotherapy can help to eliminate anxiety by making use of the power of the subconscious. First of all it teaches clients to stay calm and relaxed and of course eliminates possible issues to do with lack of confidence. There are different techniques that are used to prepare clients to speak in public or to prepare them for an actual event where they have to speak in front of people.

I often share with my clients a range of stress management techniques which can help them to stay calmer and more focused, as well as using hypnotherapy and EFT to neutralise the fears and anxieties. I estimate that around 80% of phobias improve dramatically when I do this.

Needle Phobia – Trypanophobia

Needle Phobia - Trypanophobia

Using hypnosis or hypnotherapy it is possible to release a needle phobia, a fear of needles or a fear of injections. A fear of injections is the more common version of it and one that is difficult to completely ignore. Anybody wishing to visit a foreign country where an inoculation is required beforehand, needing a dentist appointment that requires an injection or an operation will have to face this fear.

The reactions a person can have to this phobia are much the same as those of other fears, the wish to run away, difficulty breathing, panic or maybe passing out. This phobia can endanger a person’s life by having them avoid important dental or medical treatment. Some of my clients have been so scared of needles that they have literally fought the dentist and the dental staff whilst they have been lying in the dentist’s chair.

A needle phobia can originate from the past, often a traumatic childhood event that involved physical pain, maybe seeing somebody else’s fear, maybe being restrained as a child whilst having an injection, etc. Sometimes I have found that the phobia comes from a previous lifetime or even a trauma in the life of an ancestor that has been passed down in some way through the genes. In this case hypnotic regression is the best process to release or reduce the fear. With other clients visualisation techniques whilst in a pleasant hypnotic state of relaxation has reduced the phobia.

I may use some NLP techniques to neutralise the fear, or even EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) which involves tapping on different energy points on the body to release the phobia. Most of these methods work extremely well, with around 80% of my clients experiencing great results quite quickly.