Choking, loved ones dying, public speaking, wedding day nerves, night terrors, the dark, not knowing where the toilets are, eating & drinking in front of others, driving & tests (just some of the fears I have successfully treated)
"I have now made a full recovery and can comfortably manage my stress levels. It’s only when you lose a basic function that you take for granted, that you realise how precious life can be. Thank you so much, Margaret, for giving me back control of my life."
Your heart pounds, your breathing becomes rapid, your chest feels tight, your stomach seems to be tied in knots, you break out in a sweat and you desperately want to run away. You may feel sick, you can't think straight and you're sure something awful is going to happen.
Intense and sudden anxiety, otherwise known as the 'fight or flight response' is an ancient and very effective mechanism for keeping us safe and away from danger. However, we're not often in life threatening situations these days but, for some people, it just feels like it. You may be surprised to learn this but, like all human responses, feeling afraid and uneasy can become a habit. There may have been times in the past when you've had genuine reasons to feel frightened about what might happen to you but somehow this feeling has become generalised to lots of situations where it doesn't belong.
How can hypnotherapy help? Hypnosis can free you from the fear habit and enable you to live your life with confidence and optimism once more. You will feel as though a great weight has been lifted from your shoulders and you will notice feeling more relaxed about life in general.
"Having had just one session with you and then flying off on my honeymoon for an 11 hour flight, I have never felt better and more relaxed on a plane."
birds, enclosed spaces, flying, telephones, spiders, heights, driving, alarms, driving over bridges, dental treatment, being a passenger, vomiting (just some of the phobias I have successfully lifted)
".....Not only has Margaret managed to tackle my phone phobia, but it’s been a fantastic experience! Now, I can answer and make telephone calls without being afraid of the voice on the other end. Margaret Walsh is definitely on my speed dial."
A phobia is a huge over-reactive horror towards an object, animal or situation such as needles, dogs, flying, enclosed spaces, etc. A phobia can stem from a trauma such as having been stung by a bee, and the brain, having linked that situation to feeling terrified, now has a phobia. A phobia can also be learned through imitation, such as when a child witnesses its mother screaming and running away from a dog. Some phobias, however, have no obvious cause but they can still be treated.
The good news is that I don't need to know the root cause of the phobia. I was trained in THE most effective technique there is for lifting a phobia and, be assured, it is done in a completely comfortable and dissociative way, usually in just one session.