Anxiety, Phobias, Panic Attacks, Trauma - Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy & NLP in Auckland NZ with Dave Gilbert PhD

I have worked with many clients with anxiety, phobias eg fear of flying, panic attacks and trauma, 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 generalised 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.  Anxiety can result from some form of trauma or because someone is a highly sensitive person (HSP) - and often a combination of both.


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, vomit, 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

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 and trauma 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.


Feeling Calmer

To book your First Session or to make an appointment for a Free Initial Consultation please call 

09 360 1111


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What Clients Say

"Thanks so much for changing my perspective on heights." D 2013

I saw David for two visits to cure my fear of blood... I had great success... with no worry since..." S 2012

"I went from being an absolute mess at the mere thought of flying to being able to fly twice in 3 days..." S 2012

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