"My fear of birds meant I would avoid them at all costs, make longer trips to not be near them etc, I couldn't eat outside in case they came near me and so on."
Phobia & fear - not easy to live with! No matter how hard you try, sometimes you just can't seem to get rid of it. On a conscious level, you know it may be irrational, and you know you no longer want this fear. However, the fear is often a learned behaviour - put in place in the subconscious mind in an earlier time. Abi came to me with a phobia of birds that had been significantly affecting her everyday life. See Abi's account of how this fear was put in it's place with Hypnotherapy!
"After a fear of birds for over 10 years of my life, I decided to try hypnotherapy. I was recommended Claire by a friend of my mothers, and I am honestly so glad I decided to give it a go. Claire erased any previous presumptions about hypnotherapy and took the time to understand my fear in depth. She has a way of making you feel so calm and at ease especially when talking about the fear itself which often feels embarrassing or silly.
My fear of birds meant I would avoid them at all costs, make longer trips to not be near them etc, I couldn't eat outside in case they came near me and so on.
After one session with Claire I instantly felt better, she gave me a selection of relaxation techniques which I find useful with everyday situations not just my fears.
The ultimate test came in the form of my first holiday with my boyfriend. We were going to Venice and Rome and wanted to eat outside in the nice weather. The difference in my reactions to the birds was immense. I walked through St. Mark's square and did not feel fear or panic. I could let them walk near me without running away. In fact I can barely remember even being scared of them.
This has made a big change to my life and I could not thank Claire enough for her help and support. THANK YOU!"