This one comes up a lot: anxiety about driving, especially on motorways and over bridges. The feeling is of a loss of control, feeling hemmed in by the traffic, and even the irrational fear of veering off the road into the barrier or crashing right off the bridge altogether.
Alan had a driving job, and so he found it hard to avoid motorways and bridges and the anxiety would start as soon as he realised he was going to have to face it again. He didn't get to choose his destinations, so it really was impossible to avoid.
We did one session. This was the feedback:
"Wanted to thank you so much for my recent hypnosis treatment for driving fears. After I saw you I waited until next day to try it out - amazingly I felt very relaxed and even drove over Barton Bridge [the long bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal]. You have a very relaxed manner and I found your session excellent. I now have a new lease of life especially as my job is driving all day.
Many thanks, Alan."
So I asked Alan if it would be all right to use this feedback in a blog post - because I never do that without asking - and he replied:
"Feel quite free to use any or all parts of my replies to your fantastic hypnotherapy Chris. The difference for me is amazing, also reaching into other parts of my life, by way of enabling me to travel more, earn more, be more relaxed... fantastic, many thanks for a job well done."
Anxieties and phobic reactions are caused by the Subconscious mind trying to make you avoid something which it has judged risky, but this judgement is often wrong, which is why these tend to be called "irrational fears". Hypnotherapy is the only way to explain to the Subconscious mind that it has made a misjudgement and that it doesn't need to do that anymore, as well as explaining the advantages of changing this. Problem GONE!
If you would like to get rid of a fear, phobia or any anxiety, why not call me (Chris) on: *Office landline is temporarily not working, so please call or text me any day, any time on 07748 838 644 to find out more, or email us at email@example.com You'll be glad you did!
Consultant hypnotherapist Chris Holmes is Director of Central Hypnotherapy Stockport, South Manchester and has been helping the people of Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester and Tameside UK to overcome their fears since August 2000.