The fear of driving on motorways is actually surprisingly common. I was prompted to write this post today after another enquiry from someone wondering if hypnosis for driving anxiety could help. The short answer is YES….hypnosis CAN help! You are not the only one with this fear, I promise.
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The star has been having the treatment in LA in a bid to conquer her anxiety over her upcoming Oscars performance.
Adele is booked to perform her Bond theme Skyfall at the ceremony on February 24 – where it is up for Best Song – but is so scared about it that she’s suffering from panic attacks and sleepless nights.
Pals say the nerves have got worse since she heard her idol BARBRA STREISAND will also be singing.
A source said: “A friend in LA recommended the hypnotherapist because Adele was getting so nervous about the gig.
British singer Adele is allegedly seeking hypnotherapy to help overcome stage-fright in the run up to the Oscars.
Adele, winner of numerous Grammys, Brits, world records and now an Oscar nomination, is due to perform her song Skyfall at the Oscars on February 24. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old mother of one has a history of crippling stage-fright.
Given her incredible talent and global success, Adele isn’t the first person you’d expect to shy away from public performance.
However, this is not the first time she’s been struck down with debilitating stage-fright. In 2011, Adele was so afraid to perform at the Grammys that she spent much of the evening vomiting in the toilet.
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It has come round again. Expect your day to be filled with the pessimistic types out there bemoaning their bad luck and blaming the difficulties on Friday the 13th. This phobia is actually quite common and can often be reduced or removed through hypnosis.
This type thought process can become even more pronounced in some people and can develop into Triskaidekaphobia – a fear of Friday 13th. For some people this leads to them not doing anything ‘risky’ on that day.
Risky things can include walking under ladders, seeing one magpie or not saying “touch wood” when appropriate. For some Triskaidekaphobia sufferers they just say indoors all day and don’t leave the house for fear of what might happen.
The vast majority of these Triskaidekaphobia sufferers don’t know all the facts though. They have this Halloween-type association with Friday 13th. The Friday 13th horror films that began in the 1980’s have further amplified this mistaken belief.
13 Being An Unlucky Number Has A Long History
The idea of 13 being an unlucky number goes way back in history. There was once a fear that if 13 people gathered then one of the thirteen would die within 12 months. This ‘tradition’ doesn’t seem to have a definite beginning, it just seems to be one of those things that people used to think.
A more ‘recent’ development in the idea of Friday 13th being bad or evil or unlucky was begun by the Christian church in 1307. The Pope did not like how the Knights Templar had gained so much power and influence as a result of their trips to the Holy Land. It was a result of the Templar’s knowledge regarding numbers and ciphers that they were the original bankers. A pilgrim could pay a Templar their money in England and be given a code and using this code they could claim back their money (minus a commission of course) from a Templar in the Holy Land.
The Templars Were The Original Bankers
The Templars made a huge amount of money and owned a lot of land and influence and were giving the Church a run for their money so the Pope ordered them to be slaughtered and their assets seized. The church’s killers arrived in the middle of the night and murdered many of the knights while they slept.
Although it is said that some of the Templars escaped with their lives and a stash of their wealth and sailed away on a boat, never to be seen again.
So you can see that Friday the 13th isn’t REALLY something to be afraid of…unless you were a Templar and were alive nearly 700 years ago.
Bristol zoo is running an arachnophobia course to help people to enjoy all of their animals, not just the cute and fluffy ones. Through a combination of discussion, hypnotherapy and education they hope to help people to understand spiders better.
The education section from Bristol Zoo Gardens blame the media for often portraying spiders as being “sinister”. The fear of spiders can often be compounded by the media but the fear is usually present in people from a very young age and is often a learned fear that has been passed down from the previous generation, usually the mother.
The course helps people to regain control of their irrational fears and the courses have been very popular.
If you have a fear or phobia of spiders and it is getting in the way of you living your life then hypnotherapy could help. I have seen many people at my Sheffield hypnotherapy practice for fears and phobias and of spiders and many other things. The treatment is often very quick and very effective
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Coronation Street favourite Anthony Cotton (AKA Sean Tully) is going to be one of the celebrities going into the jungle in the most recent series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and he has increased his chances of survival through hypnotherapy.
Antony has revealed that he had all sorts of issues that could prevent him from being King of the jungle including claustrophobia, heights and flying so to maximize his chances of success he has had hypnotherapy and counselling.
There have been no reports of him getting help to eat kangaroo testicles or insects so one can only assume he has no phobia as far as these kinds of challenges go!
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Over the last few weeks there has been a definite increase in the number of people coming to my Sheffield hypnotherapy practice looking for help in resolving fears and phobias, one of them had a fear of clowns which I helped to reduce. It is amazing how a phobia or fear can develop.
Sometimes it is very straight forward. As a child you may have been stung by a bee and ever since you have had a fear of them. A nice and simple direct link. Sometimes though we can absorb other people’s fears and phobias.
The number of people who are afraid of bees just because their mum or dad were afraid of bees is HUGE! Kids are like little sponges and if they see a parent being afraid of something then the child assumes there must be a very good reason to be afraid so they pick up that fear.
You Could Be Afraid Because Someone Else Was Once Afraid
In this way it is clear how one bee stinging a dim and distant relative can affect many subsequent generations to come. But just because things have always been this way doesn’t mean they have to continue this way.
Phobias can be very quickly treated and a significant improvement is possible with most people who have fears or phobias. In just a few sessions in most cases. Many people who attend my Sheffield hypnotherapy practice begin by saying “I know this will sound really stupid, but I’m afraid of….”.
I would just like to assure you that I don’t think ANY phobias or fears are stupid. If it is affecting you to the point that you feel you need hypnotherapy to deal with it then it isn’t stupid in the slightest.
I have helped people for all sorts of phobias. Within the last few months I have helped people with a fear of flying, needles, vomit, bees & wasps, dogs, traffic cameras and balloons. These people left treatment feeling better about their fears and phobias and so could you.
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This suggests that lots of people are not doing anything about this phobia. Many people get excited about a trip to a theme park but this excitement doesn’t apply to everyone.
Just the thought of a roller coaster is enough for some people to turn white as a sheet and break out in a cold sweat. Many of these people would like to be able to join in the fun of the theme park but their phobia stops them even thinking about the fun.
Well fear not (literally!) because help is at hand. Hypnotherapy is a fantastic way to manage fears and phobias. You could find that your fear of heights, roller coasters or being upside down could be eased significantly in a very short space of time.
To have a free chat about hypnotherapy in Sheffield and how it could help you to get over your fear of roller-coasters call Focused Hypnosis on 0114 383 0123.
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I got in contact with Richard because I was struggling with confidence and anxiety around my placement as a student paramedic. I had previously been having CBT sessions, which were okay but not impactful enough for me. Whilst having an occupational health check, I was encouraged to try hypnosis, and a Google search later, I came across Richard. I was a little dubious at first, because I thought that I would not be able to go into trance and that it wouldn't work for me. But Richard had no doubt about the former. He talked me through all my questions and concerns and reassured me that if it wasn't for me, I would get my money back. He also highlighted to me that hypnosis is not a magic wand, it doesn't solve the problem for you; it gives you the tools to help you help yourself.Listening to Richard is like being immersed in honey; his words and the way he speaks makes you feel safe and calm. Being in a trance is like that period before you fall asleep. And it was so easy to get there. I was aware of everything at the time, but now I look back on it, I wouldn't remember the things that Richard was saying to me. If I wanted to move, I could have done, but I was so relaxed that I didn't even want to move my hand to scratch my nose. After every trance, I awoke feeling absolutely amazing and so good about myself.I don't feel like hypnosis particularly helped me when I think about it. However, it must have done, because I have since become a qualified paramedic. My mentor said that the change in my behaviour and confidence was profound. Maybe my conscious mind is unaware of the changes in my subconscious and that's why I don't feel different? I don't know how this stuff works, but I suppose it did! So, thank you Richard, you've helped me open the door to my brand new career.The only reason why Richard doesn't get 5 stars is because he forgot about one of our appointments and turned up 15minutes late, and I wasn't emailed a copy of our second recording session and was therefore unable to listen to it in my free time.
16:15 06 Dec 18
Ultimately, I realised hypnotherapy isn't what I am looking for but Richard nevertheless gave great advice and showed a real understanding of my issue. With his help I am confident in moving forward and thinking more about the future and less about the past!
16:12 07 Nov 18
Richard was very helpful in helping me understand what may be causing my recurrent nightmares. Even after the initial consultation on the phone and then in person just by talking about the issue and having his input I felt I could control them more effectively. The hypnotherapy was something that I hadn't tried before and I found relaxing and interesting. It has been helpful to go back over the recordings of the sessions again. Richard also had some very sensible suggestions for improving my work life balance and skills / tips to decrease the things that cause me stress to do with my work. Thank you very much Richard.
14:56 19 Oct 18
I had suffered from panic attacks regularly in the past due to anxiety, it got to a point where I felt like I couldn't cope anymore. I visited Richard for an initial consultation where he gave me some tips on how to cope until our first session and even that was an unbelievable amount of help. I have had only one session with Richard and I feel as if the anxiety has near enough disappeared from my life. I finally feel like my old self again. Highly recommend, such a lovely man and so easy to get along with, felt like I had known him for years.
20:57 17 Jan 18
An amazing experience of hypnotherapy, I cannot recommend enough. I am quite sceptical but this actually works and changed my life, so pleased. Thank you!
Amanda Jayne Greenwood
20:39 29 Aug 17
Brilliant I didn't know what to expect but from the minute I meet Richard I felt at ease.Iwanted help with diet issues I'd been dieting most of my life and I'd had enough of not eating proper food ,counting points felling fed up tierd hungry not even wanting to have food as I'd lost intrest it was boring to me.But not anymore after 4sessions with Richard Ive opened up a new chapter in my life no more points being normal in what I eat were and when it's a great feeling anyone struggling with their diet should try this , Richard makes you feel at ease comfortable and the best bit he dosnt judge you he helps Ive noticed a big difference in myself I'm happy enjoying my life without constantly thinking of my diet Ive really enjoyed my session so a big big Thankyou richard.
18:54 20 Jul 17
Richard was very professional and kind in offering his advice and support for my situation. He is the type of person who would go the extra mile for you. I would recommend his services to anyone.
12:55 02 Jul 17
My problem was weight loss and not having the motivation to do anything about it.
I contacted Richard Hennessy and after one chat and one hypnosis session I was on my way. The actual hypnosis was nothing like I imagined. I thought I would go into a trance like in the movies!! I was totally aware of everything the whole time and at the end felt completely relaxed. Before hypnosis I would eat because it was meal time regardless of whether I was hungry, but after, I only eat when I am hungry and I can leave food on my plate instead of clearing it - a flashback to childhood days when you couldn't leave the table until your plate was clear.
I had one more recording from Richard, because I couldn't get to another appointment, and don't feel I need anymore. If I feel as if I am slipping back into old ways I listen to the recording and feel fine again.
Richard provides a recording of all sessions to take away with you so its not like he is pressuring you to going back again and again.
I would fully recommend him to anyone.
17:16 09 May 17
Emetophobia - a fear of sickness or illness, It had a name and i never knew, but thanks to Richard it is now a name i don't associate with me and it is all down to the power of hypnosis .One session of just talking then 4 sessions of hypnosis and now i feel able to do things without having bad thoughts. Cannot thank Richard enough.I first saw Richard in March 2015 since then I have travelled abroad 6times(3 more to go ) something I wouldn't have thought possible especially as I travelled by coach, at the age of 65 a world of travel is something I really enjoy and as I have said before it's all down to Richard thanx again
Eleanor R Reynolds
06:59 25 Apr 17
I sought help from Richard with regard to anxiety and depression. I was looking for help to clear the 'chatter' in my mind so that I can more easily focus and make progress towards goals that are important to me.I found the deep mindfulness I gained from the sessions helped to clear my mind and give me tools that I can use in everyday situations. I am more able to calm myself for work presentations and better focus on what is needed for my family.I feel like I have tapped into the core of who I am and can now channel my inner energy for postive outcomes for me.The recordings of the sessions were great in helping me continue my practice after my sessions with Richard and his nuturing and assertive style made me feel very comfortable and at ease.
18:07 27 Aug 16
Richard may have saved my life! I was smoking 60 cigarettes a day and had no other way to quit. There was not a single thing I wanted to do without smoking and not a single emotion that I didn't associate with smoking.Richard sat with me and talked about all the triggers and issues that I felt, he spent a long time before the session started. Then in the session he made me feel relaxed about everything and confident that we were going to beat the habit.When I came out of the the session, I didn't smoke, and I haven't for over 7 months now. I had tried everything else previously, and he is the only person who has made me feel truly like a non smoker. I hang out with smokers, I go to smokey venues, and I just don't need it myself.He is truly a miracle worker and I am so impressed and grateful for what he did. Thank you Richard, please keep changing people's lives for the better.
12:03 08 May 16
I saw Richard during the course of four sessions to help me get my weight under control without going on some magic diet. Richard is a lovely, friendly, and knowledgeable person, who made me feel at ease from the word go. The sessions where highly enjoyable and allowed me to explore the inner knowledge and strength that I already possessed but wasn't aware of, by being nudged in the right direction. I immediately saw a change in my eating habits which have resulted steady loss of around 1 kg per week (16 kg in total so far) without much change in what I eat. Through the sessions, I have learn to regain control of my eating and to allow myself to enjoy food again. If you are serious about losing weight and need someone who you can trust to help you, I can HIGHLY recommend hypnotherapy with Richard! Many thanks :)