April, 2017

Fear of Flying

There are many different phobias, dogs, spiders, heights, agoraphobia – but fear of flying is one that can really keep you grounded.

It can interfere with your relaxation and your career, not only preventing you from travelling and enjoying holidays in far flung places – or indeed even somewhere close by – but also preventing people travelling for work, something which is often a necessity these days. A client of mine who is an architect has been asked to fly to Beijing to see the site of and make plans for an exciting new schools project. She is very keen to go, not only for the interest but also for the experience of visiting China, such a very different country, but her fear of flying is preventing her.

Sometimes the fear stems from a bad experience on a plane, but very often it arises from other fears – claustrophobia, worries about being sick or seeing others vomit, or simply irrational forebodings about the dangers of air travel, which is, in fact, probably the safest form of transport these days.

Hypnotherapy can deal with this fear once and for all. So, if you’re grounded by fear of flying, seek help from a hypnotherapist today.

Working with OCD

Recently several young people have presented with OCD. The waiting list for an appointment with the CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service – in our area is currently several months.
OCD usually arises from intense feelings of anxiety which may have been increasing for several years. They result in the client performing rituals – counting, hand washing, doing certain things at precise times. The maintenance of these rituals, which are comforting and which the client believes stop ‘bad things’ happening, is ridiculously time consuming for the client as well as being very distressing.

OCD may require psychiatric intervention and a long period of treatment, but the relaxing nature of a hypnotherapy session can help to reduce the client’s anxiety and gain a better understanding of the problem, at least giving them hope and setting them on the road to recovery.

If you see this problem developing in a young person you know, please help them to address it sooner rather than later.