Many people in Sheffield have a fear of the dentist - Do you?

  • Do you spend time and energy creating unpleasant imaginary scenes of going to the dentist?
  • Do you go back to unpleasant past experiences (that might have happened decades ago)?
  • Do you vividly hear The Drill in your imagination or smell the smell of the dentist's surgery?

"We tend to get better at the things we practice and you have been practising being afraid"

if you have a dentist phobia hypnotherapy could help

Does the phobia you had cause you to feel nervous? Scared? Anxious? Some people can't stand even the thought of going near the dentist's. Other people break out in a cold sweat when they smell that dentist smell. Some people crumble when they even think about The Drill.

If you are looking into how to resolve your dental phobia then you are in the right place.

Some people take a trip to the dentist all in their stride and have no problems at all.

Why do some people do anything they can to avoid the dentist while others are really relaxed about it?

In our experience problems with going to the dentist are for two main reasons...

  1. As a child they had some work done which wasn't pleasant and that reaction has stuck with them until now
  2. Your parents had a problem with the dentist and you learned to be just as afraid as them

How hypnotherapy could help you go to the dentist

A dental phobia is not a weird phobia and is certainly not the weirdest phobia in the world, in fact it is very common. If you have a fear of the dentist then chances are you rehearse a worst case scenario over and over in your mind.

There are various websites that might advise you to go to a dental sedation clinic so you can be knocked out for a dentist to work on your teeth. This seems rather drastic, especially when there are natural and effective alternatives available.

Is it time to rehearse being confident, calm and in control?

Hypnotherapy could help you to make this change.

Many people have benefited from hypnotherapy for a phobia. Read reviews from happy previous clients.

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So, I'm sat in a bar at the other end of the country- on my OWN, food ordered and Rattlers cider going down nicely. I'll SLEEP well AGAIN tonight and be both RELAXED and at the same time EXCITED about the adventures ahead of me. 2weeks ago I cried at the thought of scaling a ladder; last week I climbed a playground ladder and descended by the slide; TODAY I went scrambling round and jumping off rocks coasteering!! All this I'd say is testament to Richards fantastic work which has helped find more of 'me'. I now say 'I can'!!. Thanks Rich. I'm recommending you to everyone I know! :-Dread more
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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.read more

Of Course You Can Enjoy Going To The Dentists!

The thing with going to the dentist is that sooner or later there will HAVE to be some kind of dental work done on your teeth. You have a choice. Do you take control of the situation and go before it's a big problem or put it off until you need an NHS emergency dentist?

Regardless of how you find yourself in the place you are now it is reassuring to know that dental practices have improved. Techniques have moved on and advanced and many procedures are now quick, painless and effective. But many people still have that fear.

Hypnotherapy can be a great way to relax, to maintain your calm state of mind and even to manage pain (if there even is any). We have worked with people who have been in dire need of work being done on their teeth but they were afraid of the needles used to numb the mouth and without that the work couldn't go ahead.

Other people have been so nervous that they have to be sedated for the dentist to be able to get close to their teeth.

Beating your dental phobia is a group effort

When you get several different elements of your life working together and with positive effect it can make things seem very easy. The exact opposite happens when it feels like things just aren't working right.

When you get your thoughts under control that is a huge step forwards. As a result of working with a professional hypnotherapist this change is possible. Another element to fix could be your dentist. Your dentist may be great but maybe they aren't. Look at all the variables that could be having an impact and change the ones that need changing.

If this is the case you will probably want to find a dentist near you who is sympathetic and patient. You might be thinking to yourself "but how do I find dentist in my area who understands me?"

We would highly recommend doing a bit of research on line. There are dental clinics that specialise in working with people who used to be afraid of dentists. There are even some dentists who use hypnotherapy to help their patients.

Find a dentist near you who you are happy with and feel comfortable with and it will further amplify the changes that hypnotherapy could bring about.

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