First of all, you have to ask the question “How motivated are you to resolve your particular issue?” I usually ask my clients to scale how much they really want to make positive changes out of 10 where 10 means they’re absolutely desperate to do something about their fears. And sometimes the answer is “Not that much! Maybe only 3 or 4 out of 10.” These might be people who are quite happy to take the bus or catch a lift from someone; or they might be people who don’t really have the need to drive into town or on the motorway. It has to be said that hypnotherapy does not work so well when your motivation isn’t high!
However, when your motivation is high, say 8, 9, or 10 out of 10 then hypnosis will probably be your answer.
I always spend the first consultation having a chat and asking a series of questions to find out exactly what you’d like help with. I’m very much a ‘solution focused’ practitioner, however, I often need to find out exactly why you might be feeling the fear that you do – sometimes you’ll know this from the beginning and sometimes it might slowly dawn on you but usually you’ll arrive at some realisation as to why you feel the way you do.
I’ll also ask you about how that fear and anxiety affects you both physically and emotionally. Usually, there will be some kind of pattern that has taken a hold and hypnotherapy works by helping you to break the pattern. So, for example, I’ve had clients tell me their driving anxiety makes them go hot and sweaty, their hands shake, they grip the steering wheel tightly, their mind goes blank, and they feel like crying. Others see the world going past too fast and it feels as though they’re out of control. Others still, cannot even get into the driver’s seat.
There are a range of different techniques that can be used to overcome all of these symptoms and to break the pattern, leaving you feeling much more confident and in control.
If you’re suffering with driving anxiety please get in touch to find out more.
You’re welcome to look in on the page on my website dedicated to driving test nerves too.
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