Social phobia

Generalised anxiety disorders

Fears, phobias and panic

Treating anxiety is one of my specialties. Read more about my treatment successes in this blog article:

Hypnosis is one of the most effective therapy methods to solve various types of fears, phobias and panic. I would like to explain to you why hypnosis is so effective for these symptoms.

Fears, phobias and panic

What’s your biggest fear?

Your heart’s racing, you’re breathing faster. A big black hole opens up in your stomach. The only way to rid yourself of your fear is to face it. If it were that simple, you think to yourself. That’s easy for them to say. But there is a solution.

What is fear?

Fear is essential for survival: it shows us our limits. In its most irrational form, it makes our lives miserable. It is a feeling in the limbic system: this is the part of the subconscious that cannot be consciously controlled. This is why conventional therapies are so difficult.

What is a phobia?

Phobias are specific fears that have a trigger. Spiders or crowds. Buttons or tight spaces. A phobia has many faces.

We distinguish between “simple phobias”, which are cured relatively quickly because they hardly affect everyday life, and “complex phobias”, which strongly affect everyday life, for example when within a social phobia the affected person does not leave the house. And “covert phobias” that mask other issues, like relationship problems.

Hypnosis can help with all common phobias:

  • Arachnophobia (fear of spiders): Half of all women and ten percent of all men have a more or less pronounced fear of spiders.
  • Social phobia: the fear of being judged negatively in social situations (see next topic for details).
  • Aviophobia, Aerophobia (fear of flying)
  • Agoraphobia: the fear of any place or situation where escape seems impossible or difficult, or where no help is at hand should sudden panic symptoms occur.
  • Claustrophobia: the fear of being trapped in tunnels, elevators, confined spaces, rooms without windows, etc.).
  • Acrophobia: fear of heights
  • Emetophobia: fear of vomiting
  • Carcinophobia: fear of cancer
  • Necrophobia: Fear of death or dead things.

What is panic?

The feeling of dying or going crazy takes over during a panic attack. You break out in a sweat, your heart beating fast. Control? Wrong.

Every kind of fear has a highest point, at the latest after 30 minutes the attack is over. What remains is the fear of the next, the so-called fear of fear. This creates a chronic disorder that puts a lot of pressure on those who suffer.

About three to four percent of all people suffer from panic disorder. Unlike other fears, however, panic is not a persistent state. The condition usually begins between the ages of 20 and 30 – often occurring in conjunction with agoraphobia, which is the fear of being in public places such as large public squares or crowds. Those affected by panic attacks avoid the triggering situations and, in extreme cases, can no longer leave their own home.

People suffering from this type of anxiety disorder often withdraw from their social environment because they fear the onset of a panic attack in public – an avoidance strategy that can already have a very stressful effect on families and partnerships.

The Tewes Technique – against any anxiety disorder

I treat all types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder. In hypnosis we bring out the triggering events, which can go back to your deepest childhood, in a protected space and heal them. We work cause-oriented, because a purely suggestive hypnosis therapy is rarely sustainable. Fear is a learned emotion. However, since irrational fears cannot be reached consciously, we will uncover them in the unconscious. In hypnosis the evaluations of a danger can be linked anew. A lasting improvement is our goal.

Under Methods you can see how I work with the Tewes Technique®.

There isn’t an anxiety disorder I haven’t heard of. You are in good hands with me – as will soon be your fear.

Contact me now for an initial consultation over the phone.