How Hypnotherapy Can Treat Phobias and Fears

Did you see this story in the newspapers recently? A woman jumped out of her moving vehicle and watched it roll down into a river after a spider made an appearance on her lap.

It might seem like a massive overreaction but it highlights one of the main truths about phobias. They are a subconscious response to an object or situation that may pose little or no threat in reality and can create a huge amount of anxiety and panic.

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What It’s Like to Live With Chronic Depression

If you’ve never been officially diagnosed with depression, it’s easy to feel that you need to tick certain boxes to know if you’re already living with the condition. In reality, many people fall in between when it comes to clinical criteria and this can make it a lot harder to get a handle on your situation.

There’s another factor that can make things more confusing too: the stereotypical view of depression doesn’t always ring true. Many people with depression are also “high functioning” and successfully manage careers and relationships.

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What Is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

As a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, I’m often asked about Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and what exactly it involves.

In a nutshell, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy focuses on finding effective, long term solutions to the problems that bring clients to therapy. It involves looking to the future, rather than looking back to the past. Although it’s a very future oriented therapy, there is still some acknowledgement of the past and the fact that it may have played a role in shaping your current situation. What we’re really focused on is your hopes for the future and how to move away from this.

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High Functioning Anxiety

One of the issues I see plenty of here in my Aberdeen clinic is High Functioning Anxiety. The oil and gas downturn in the local area has created a significant amount of stress and anxiety, which sets the scene for this type of anxiety disorder.

It’s a condition that can affect anyone, no matter what your background or job situation. It’s also one that often goes untreated for some time, largely because the very nature of High Functioning Anxiety means that it’s not always fully recognised by sufferers themselves.

Here’s what to know about High Functioning Anxiety and whether you (or someone you know) could be experiencing it.

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Its been a couple of months since my hypnotic gastric band therapy and I thought I would give you a little update. Although I'm not weighing myself, I have definitely lost a significant amount of weight. I've dropped a dress size and fit into my clothes a lot better...a few of my &qu...

Sarah Laing (Weight loss/Hypnotic gastric band)
Nov 05, 2019


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Sam Luxford DHP HPD GQHP SFBT Sup (Hyp) MNCH(Reg) CNHC

Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapy Supervisor Solution Focused SFBT

4 Northcote Hill, Aberdeen AB15 7TW
(Moved from Airyhall Rd)

07867 936505

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