Waves of fear
Waves of fear

Hypnotherapy for Fears and Phobias

What is a phobia and how can hypnosis help?


A phobia is an irrational fear, literally a fear without good reason, or a fear of something that may not happen. People with phobias often experience unwanted responses to animals, objects, insects, actions, flying or small places.

This physical response is known as a stress response; people often describe their reaction to something as being “paralysed with fear” or “having butterflies in my stomach”, “just wanting to run away” from whatever is triggering the response.

People with phobias often know that their responses are irrational

which makes it harder to accept. “Why am I reacting like this when I know it can’t hurt me?” is something most hypnotherapists hear from a client who has come to see them for treating a phobia.


Phobias are far more common than many people realise. It is estimated that more than 11% of the population have some kind of irrational fear.


Generally people manage their phobia on a day-to-day basis and only seek help from a hypnotherapist when it prevents them doing something they want to do, or when they know a situation will force them to face it. People are also aware of the possibility of unconsciously passing on their phobias to their children, who learn from their behaviour.

People often say to a hypnotherapist, “you’re my last resort” or “my final hope”. The most common phobias seen by hypnotherapists are:

  • Fear of flying
  • Claustrophobia
  • Fear of sickness (often linked to social phobias)
  • Fear of insects
  • Fear of heights
  • Fear of needles
  • Fear dentists
  • Fear of Pregnancy
  • Fear of water

One of the hardest fears to resolve is a fear of clowns. But even for this, hypnotherapy has been widely successful.

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