HYPNOSIS FOR EXPERIENCE-BASED PHOBIAS
For phobias from a known, bad experience, I treat this, in the same way I would treat trauma. That fear remains very much “live” and needs filing away safely. And this filing-away can be done in one session. Further sessions are often needed after that, in order to create fresh and appropriate behavioural responses towards that experience. And as with all behavioural patterns, the more it’s reinforced the more it becomes the new normal. But that needn’t be loads of sessions; it’s as many as you need.
HYPNOTHERAPY FOR IRRATIONAL PHOBIAS
With irrational phobias, there is no trauma or bad experience to process, so all we would need to do is explore and co-create a fresh and appropriate response to the object of your fear. And then during the hypnosis part of the session, you’ll be able to experience that appropriate response without that resistant part of your brain holding you back. And in this way, positive change will have begun and a new behavioural pattern will have started to form.
From then as above, the more it’s reinforced the more it becomes the new normal. But that needn’t be loads of sessions; it’s as many as you need.
Results vary from person to person.