Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH is one of the most highly qualified and experienced clinical hypnotherapists practising in Australia today who has received worldwide recognition and praise for her research and development of clinical procedures.
Are you afraid of flying, dogs, cats or travelling on motorways?
Do you feel afraid at getting into lifts or being in high places?
Is it now clear to you that you have to overcome your phobia?
Do you need professional hypnotherapy help to gain back control of those fears?
People turn up at my clinical hypnotherapy practice with all sorts of phobias: from social phobias to fear of flying, lifts, going underground, bridges, heights, open spaces, closed spaces, insects, dogs, cats, the dark, relationships and so on.
A phobia can take many forms and you can become phobic of almost anything at any time of your life.
The phobic reaction is an inappropriate response to a stimulus that was at one time an appropriate response to a situation. However, the old response is now no longer appropriate to present-day situations.
It is a bit like trying to use an old program on your computer that you used to use on a computer 10 years ago: either it does not work at all or it seriously interrupts the running of your current computer.
Of course, people come in saying they don’t know why they have a particular phobia, but at a deep unconscious level, you do know.
Is your phobia limiting what you do, where you go, or restricting your opportunities?
The unconscious does not forget what it perceives as a dangerous situation and does its best to guide you away from such situations in the future, even if sometimes the danger is no longer there, as in a phobia.
When the old stimulus appears, like a dog, train, bus, lift and so on, you flip over into the flight or fight response because you perceive you are facing danger.
Without even delving to that extremely deep unconscious level, phobias of all kinds, including social phobias can be alleviated quickly with hypnosis, systematic desensitisation, reframing, and lots of ego-strengthening.
Hypnotherapists are trained to help you disconnect the old switch that is triggered by the old stimulus so you do not go into the phobic response.
Do you think you are the only one experiencing your phobia?
When you are suffering your inappropriate phobic reaction you tend to think that you are the only person in the world but you are not. You’re not alone. It is very common.
People from all walks of life experience different kinds of phobias at different times of their lives, get help, and get past them to lead a full and rewarding life.
Treatment for phobias can be done very successfully using hypnotherapy.
Many millions of people before you have resolved their phobias and gone on to live an unrestricted life. I have also seen more than a thousand people in my clinics who have experienced overcoming phobias, particularly with hypnotherapy.
You can overcome your phobia with hypnotherapy just like others before you
Being a naturopath, as well as a clinical hypnotherapist, I take a more naturalistic approach and avoid medications in my treatment for phobias, although I may sometimes prescribe some calming herbs but generally, with overcoming phobias, even those are not needed.
I am reminded of a woman who came to see me who had not left her house for 10 years from fear of open spaces.
It took six relatives and several hours to get her into the car to come to my office for hypnotherapy. She did everything I asked her and the second time I saw her she was planning an around-the-world holiday. Yes, things can change that quickly.
A thing is only hard to do when you don’t know how to do it, or don’t know how not to do it, or you don’t know how to not know how to do it.
So don’t suffer unnecessarily from your old phobic reaction. It is a waste of your life.
Take action now to get hypnotherapy treatment for your phobia and set yourself free.
Book your hypnotherapy appointment with Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH by calling 02 8021 6429.
Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, BHSc, ND, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist. Counsellor, PACFA registered Mental Health Professional and Naturopath in Sydney. You can get help by booking an appointment with me at the Australian Health & Education Centre.
DISCLAIMER: *Many factors will be important in determining your actual results and no guarantees are made that you will achieve results similar to anyone else’s. The nature of therapy requires each person entering therapy to actively engage in the session and to carry out any additional recommendations outside the session, so results vary according to the individual.