???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 6.3 million Americans have a diagnosed phobia.[1]

Have you ever felt the fear of flying on an airplane? The fear of stepping on an escalator? The fear of being enclosed in an elevator? What about the fear of a spider or another animal? There is no need to let those fears dictate how you live your life.

Hypnosis works very well with fears, accessing the underlying cause, or initial sensitizing event, and eliminating the conditioned fear response. A meta-analysis of the literature found that “clients who had received cognitive-behavioral treatment with hypnosis showed a 70% greater improvement than clients who had received cognitive-behavioral treatment without hypnosis.”[2]

Call (301) 365-2428 to discuss how to set yourself free from your fears.

[1] National Institute of Mental Health. Information accessed 07/08/2014 by StatisticBrain. “Fear/Phobia Statistics.” Page accessed 12/03/2014: http://www.statisticbrain.com/fear-phobia-statistics/

[2] Kirsch, I., Montgomery, G. & Sapperstein, G. “Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy: A meta analysis.” Journal of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, 2005; 63:214-220. Referenced in “EMDR and Hypnosis in the Treatment of Phobias” by Shirley A. McNeal, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, January/April 2001; 43:3/43:4. Accessed online 12/03/2014: http://www.asch.net/portals/0/journallibrary/articles/ajch-43/mcneal.pdf