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Fears and Phobias - Client Testimonials

Fears and Phobias

Curing my fear of heights -  In 11 year old Jake's own words

"I saw Annie 3 times to help me recover from my fear of heights.  I didn't like roller coasters, high diving boards, escalators, lifts, high balconies, climbing walls - just about anything high up!  I really wanted to dive off the high diving board at the swimming pool.  Annie helped me by making the annoying fear be kicked away by the thought of something good.  After my last session I was completely cured!  I have dived off the high board and my mum and I have been on the London Eye!  I love the escalators on the underground and I'm planning to do the high ropes course at Center Parcs with my cousin this summer." Jake Age 11

And from Jake's mum 

"Annie has recently helped my 11 year old son overcome his fear of heights.Before seeing Annie he was scared of lifts and escalators or tall flights of stairs, he wouldn't take part on scout activities like the climbing walls, refused invites to birthday parties at high ropes courses and wouldn't go down the slides at the leisure pools.

His greatest ambition was to be able to jump off the high diving board. After just two sessions working with Annie he was confident that his fears were gone and he jumped from the high diving board - repeatedly! He then enjoyed all of the water flumes at the leisure pool too. 

The fear of lifts and escalators has disappeared without him even noticing! Our next plan is to go to the London Eye as he tells me so strongly that he is no longer afraid of heights at all in any way, shape or form!" S. S. HR Expert

My Hypnotherapy has also helped clients who, due to their fear, were unable to actually name their phobia or hear words or phrases that described it too closely.

One such client was an 18 year old who came to me with an injection/needle phobia. She was so scared that she brought a friend with her to her first appointment for moral support. During the first session I had to say "The word beginning with I" - even this triggered her feelings of anxiety and made her well up with tears. By the end of session two she was able to say "Injection" herself and she was so excited by her progress she rang her Dad after the session to say "Injection, injection, injection" to him. By the end of her third and final session she was able to hold a needle and syringe without a problem and even did so whilst she was in deep relaxation. I saw her Dad recently and she has conquered her phobia so successfully that she has had a tattoo done - something she would never have contemplated before My Hypnotherapy.

Medical phobia

"Thank you so much Annie for your help. There are numerous signs that tell me that talking to you was one of the best things I've ever done. I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know who needs help" A. P. 

Fear of injections

"After just only two sessions, Annie helped me to overcome a very long held and irrational fear of injections by identifying an early connection to a related happening and convincing me that my fear was not of actual injections. I could not have come to that realisation on my own and I am extremely grateful for Annie's compassionate help. Her credentials gave me great confidence right from the start even not ever having had any therapy before in my life and not really knowing what I was getting into! So, many thanks indeed, Annie" September 2017

Coping with steps

"Hello Annie - this is definitely not trumpet blowing, but we are just back from a week in (very hilly!) Madeira and thought you would like to know that my relationship with steps was much improved. It made me so pleased - even Mark noticed the difference. Where he automatically put out his arm to help, I was off under my own steam. As I really wanted - just like an ordinary person. Still WIP, but so much better - and will be better still if I keep at it. Thank you so much for unblocking the channel - it's just great to be able to treat steps just like everyone else does, as a means to an end, not as a frightening problem. A new lease of life!" April 2017 

Fear of Flying - Children

"We had a fabulous time in Malta starting with the flight out!

My daughter was a little bit apprehensive the day before (but no real fretting and sleepless night) and on the day itself but at an understandable level. However, we could see huge improvements the key one being that she was eating at the airport!

Once we had boarded she starting getting a little agitated and did not want to go through any of your exercises. So I tried to adopt your style of questions.

I asked her what was the worst thing that could happen and she replied "I could be sick and everyone would see".

So I asked her to look around and see who would really see and she was surprised to only identify the man across the isle from her.

I asked her what he might think " he wold feel sorry for me and be glad it wasn't him"

So I asked her if that was a bad thing and she said in a very surprised voice "no" and then settled down. She read during the flight, slept and ate. While she was a little wary of landing (could it possibly be as good as the take off?) but was fine.

On the way back she wondered if it could be as good as the way out. I'm pleased to say that it was and she wasn't even aware that we were about to land! We've since had a talk about how we may have some flights which are not so smooth but she now accepts that flying does not need to be a problem or a cause for concern.

We just need to win the lottery now to fund the flights to all of the exciting places we want to visit! Thank you so much for your work with my daughter. I will certainly be recommending you to others and will return should the need arise."

 Fear of Flying -  Adult

"Just a quick note to say thank you for your help with my anxiety about overnight air travel. We went to South Africa in January and had a great time and I dealt with two 12 hour overnight flights thanks to your help. I found the breathing discipline of counting in to 7 and out to 11 very effective, just helped bring me back to a steady place."

Fear of Falling 

"I am so glad that Annie came into my life.  I am 80 years old and for about six months I had been suffering a phobia that I could not walk inside the house or outside anywhere without holding on to furniture or my husband's arm. This was even with the aid of a walking stick in one hand and the arm support on the left. This got worse over the past month or so and I could not cope any more, despite the treatment/tablets I received from two doctors, which did no work. I did not know which way to turn and then read a page in our local Village Magazine by Annie on hypnotherapy treatment. I thought it was worth a try as I had no alternatives left. After two sessions my life has been turned around and I am almost back to normal living, doing what I used to do and am so happy. I do not need any further consultations. At the end of each session Annie provided a CD of the relaxation session. At night before going to sleep I listen to this and it has a definite effect on my mind and thoughts. Thank you Annie for all your help." August 2017


About the author

Client Testimonial

I'm always delighted when Clients of My Hypnotherapy Works write in to thank me for helping them and gives me permission to publish their comments. Over the years I've collected hundreds of  testimonials in dozens of different areas I'm just offering a few selected  endorsements here. Annie Winfield-Shearer

Not every client does write in, some prefer to just move on from their issue, and I'm fine with that too - What matters to me is that every client feels their issue is resolved.

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