Set Your Mind Free Hypnosis Practice

Milton Keynes Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT, Stress Management, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Anxiety and depression counselling.

Fears and Phobias


Milton Keynes

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Fears and Phobias

Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming
for Fears and Phobias Milton Keynes.

The basic feature of fears and phobias is a conflict between conscious and subconscious processes. Since cognitive hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) are the most direct way into the subconscious, it stands to reason that they can become the instrument of alleviating the irrational fears.  At Set Your Mind Free Hypnotherapy we help you to come to an internal understanding and acceptance of how the fears and phobias may once have served a useful purpose, but now have become an unnecessary behaviour pattern.

Using Hypnotherapy to discover the root of your Fears and Phobias.

The objective of cognitive hypnotherapy is to discover the cause(s) of your phobias, communicate with these subconscious processes and desensitize you from the fears and phobias; so that you react to them in a calmer fashion, when encountering them in the future. Attempting to deal with fears and phobias at a conscious level is often totally ineffective because fears and phobias happen automatically below the level of conscious awareness. In fact many you are probably already aware of the cause, or trigger of your fears and phobias, and no matter how much you may attempt to consciously control and rationalise your fears and phobias, you still experience the fears and phobias.

Fears and Phobias are a Natural Response to Danger

Fear is a natural response caused by real danger. For example, we are all scared of coming face to face with a wild, hungry animal, and fear is a survival instinct which warns us against certain things or situations. A phobia, on the other hand, is an irrational fear of an object or situation that causes little or no danger. For example, arithmophobia (fear of numbers) may cause certain individuals anxiety, but the fear itself won’t cause any danger. Phobias are linked to our subconscious, and because they are irrational, they can often be dealt with effectively

Fears are extremely common and range from the less well-known i.e. asymmetriphobia (fear of asymmetrical things) to the more commonly recognised dentophobia (fear of dentists). There will usually be strong avoidance behaviour connected with the fears and phobias, and feelings of anxiety, loss of control and panic. Sufferers usually know their feelings are irrational, but they cannot control them.

A combination of Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming may help you to overcome your fears leading you to feel in control once more.


  • Not being able to sleep/disturbed sleep
  • Lack of appetite
  • Not wanting to go out and see others
  • Short tempered
  • Lack of concentration
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Thumping heart (palpitations)
  • Shortness of breath, or an urge to over breathe (hyperventilating)
  • Sweating
  • Hand tremors or overall body shakes
  • Dry mouth
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness, or light or heavy-headedness
  • Diarrhea
  • Urgent need to pass urine

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Other fears and phobias

AchluophobiaFear of darkness
AgliophobiaFear of pain
AndrophobiaFear of men
ArachnophobiaFear of spiders
AtychiphobiaFear of failure
AviophobiaFear of flying
BrontophobiaFear of thunder and lightning (storms)
ChiraptophobiaFear of being touched
ClaustrophobiaFear of confined spaces
CoulrophobiaFear of clowns
DecidophobiaFear of having to make decisions
DentophobiaFear of the dentist
EisoptrophobiaFear of mirrors
EmetophobiaFear of vomiting
EreuthrophobiaFear of blushing
GeliophobiaFear of laughter
GenophobiaFear of sex
GenuphobiaFear of knees
GymnophobiaFear of nudity
HeliophobiaFear of the sun
HemophobiaFear of blood
HydrophobiaFear of water
InsectophobiaFear of insects
LachanophobiaFear of vegetables
MicrophobiaFear of small things
MottephobiaFear of moths
MusophobiaFear of mice
OlfactophobiaFear of smells
OneirophobiaFear of dreams
OrnithophobiaFear of birds
PanophobiaFear of everything
PentheraphobiaFear of mother in law
RanidaphobiaFear of frogs
SelenophobiaFear of the moon
StenophobiaFear of narrow spaces
TriskaidekaphobiaFear of the number 13
TrypanophobiaFear of injections
WiccaphobiaFear of witches and witchcraft
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