Fear

Woman Stalked in Garage

Fear is a natural reaction to danger. We can think of fear as a survival signal that switches on our fight or flight response. Everyone will experience fear at some point in their lives. However, experiencing excessive fear can cause some people to remain on constant high alert. This constant hypervigilance can impact both the body and mind, resulting in a range of anxiety disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Phobias, and panic attacks. Symptoms are these include:

  • Flashbacks

  • Nightmares

  • Pain, sweating and nausea or vomiting

  • Intrusive thoughts

  • Physical or emotional reactions to a reminder of the trauma, being part of the senses or memory.

Therapies that help

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Fears live in our subconscious mind as thought patterns that haven't been fully processed. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can be very effective in addressing fears as it works directly with the subconscious mind, using various techniques that help your subconscious mind to effectively process fears and reframe thought patterns that are causing you distress. 

Counselling

Counselling helps you to explore and understand the underlying issues around the fear that you are experiencing. Your counsellor can then help you to gradually reduce your anxiety levels through techniques such as mindfulness meditation and aerobic exercise. Counselling can guide you shift your focus towards positive emotions in your daily life and support you in exploring meaning and purpose in your life. 

Coaching

Narrative coaching looks at the story surrounding an action or lack of action, exploring the words the client uses and where the root of the issue might lie. Being forward focused we will discover practical applications for this information and if desired set a focused plan in place to achieve change.