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Phobias can be unusual in what brings them on but many phobias can be reduced or even removed through hypnotherapy in Sheffield with Focused Hypnosis

Fear Of Driving On Motorways

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.

Dido Hypnotised To Beat Stage Fright

Dido had hypnotherapy to cure her stage fright.The 41-year-old singer underwent treatment to combat her nerves and was pleased it was successful as her anxiety was affecting her performances.

She said: ”I went to hypnotherapy for stage fright years ago and it completely worked.

”I always get nervous, but it was getting to the point where it would mess with my singing.

”My mum said that if you stop getting nervous you stop caring but there’s nerves and there’s complete meltdown.”

Adele Has Hypnotherapy To Cure Her Stage Fright Over Oscars Performance

Singer Adele has been visiting a hypnotherapist to cure her phobia of going on stage.

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.

via Adele has hypnotherapy to cure her stage fright over Oscars performance | The Sun |Showbiz|Bizarre.



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.

via Hypnotherapy Directory » Blog Archive » Oscar-nominated Adele tries hypnotherapy for stage fright.

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Friday The 13th – Triskaidekaphobia

Friday the 13th is nothing to be afraid ofIt 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.

Read the glowing reviews from other people who beat a phobia using hypnotherapy with Focused Hypnosis here.

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

Friday The 13th - Triskaidekaphobia 1The 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.

If after this logical and rational explanation you are still afraid of Friday the 13th then it is possible that hypnotherapy could help you to chage your feelings and your phobia. Give me a call on 0114 383 0123 to discuss how Focused Hypnosis could help you beat your Triskaidekaphobia

Bristol Zoo Provides Hypnotherapy For Fear Of Spiders

Hypnotherapy for fear of spiders

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

Hypnotherapy For Jungle Celebrity With Phobias

Sean Tully Gets Hypnotherapy For Phobias

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!

Beat Your Phobia With Hypnosis

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.

A phobia can be easily treated through hypnotherapyThe 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.

For a free chat about how hypnotherapy could help you with your fear or phobia call now on 0114 383 0123

Is It Time To Get ON The Roller-Coaster?

I see lots of people at my hypnotherapy Sheffield clinic for phobias. Over the years I have had some unusual ones but a fear of roller coasters is one that very few hypnotherapy practitioners have ever treated but there are hundreds or maybe thousands of people in Sheffield who have a phobia of rollercoasters.

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.

I regularly help people at my Sheffield hypnosis clinic to overcome their fears and phobias. People find that they can do things they never thought they were capable of. And so could YOU!

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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