Anxiety, Phobias, Panic Attacks - Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy & NLP in Auckland NZ with Dave Gilbert PhD
I have worked with many clients with anxiety, phobias eg fear of flying and panic attacks, both adults and children. Self hypnosis, Hypnotherapy & NLP can be used to learn to be more relaxed and to help to address any underlying issues.
Anxiety is a common problem. It can be free floating or relate to some specific situation. For some people the symptoms come and go, for others they are more persistent. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and debilitating; the can include tension in stomach, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, dry mouth sweating, tense muscles, feeling dizzy, overly alert, and finding it hard to focus and concentrate.
A phobia is an excessive and irrational fear. Phobias can make people avoid certain situations or activities, and disrupt their normal pattern of life. Clients have been to see me with a wide range of phobias including fear of flying, heights, injections, needles, blood, social phobia (including public speaking or eating in public, going to the toilet, being anxious), driving, driving over bridges, diving, birds, going in lifts, closed spaces, open spaces, visits to the dentist or doctor, operations, water (boats, swimming, sharks) etc. There feedback from a couple of clients on the What Clients Say page.
Panic attacks can occur without any specific trigger or cause, or may be in response to a particular situation such as driving over a bridge. Clients have reported sudden fear, palpitations, pounding heart, sweating, hyperventilation, feeling dizzy, feeling dissociated, and sometimes fear of dying.
Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy & NLP
I teach many clients self hypnosis for regular relaxation which can be an effective tool in reducing stress and related symptoms. I usually record a hypnosis CD during the first session which can also be used on a daily basis for relaxation and to reinforce positive suggestion and visualization.
We can also work towards learning to see things differently and understand things differently – especially at a subconscious level – such as irrational fears, and to change old limiting belief patterns. Sometimes resolving old underlying issues makes all the difference.
Dealing with stress often involves learning to understand the stress triggers better and then adjust behavior as well as working with internal responses.