Cat Person? Dog Person? Or Arrgghhh Person?

It’s said that most people are either cat lovers or dog lovers, who doesn’t enjoy taking your pooch out for walks on a glorious morning or cosying up on the sofa with a contented cat purring away in enjoyment.

But there are quite a few people who suffer from

Ailurophobia – the fear of cats

Cynophobia – the fear of dogs

This fear can develop suddenly without an actual incident to provoke it, or it can be a result of an unfortunate incident from a past time. You can also indirectly pass on phobias to your children. Were either of your parents afraid of something that you are now afraid of too?

In any case, these feelings can mature over time from a harmless fear into a phobia. Where the sufferer imagines scenarios involving the fear, in this case cats or dogs, and imagines themself to be in a perceived negative state with the object of fear e.g ‘The dog in the park is going to bite me’ This event actually hasn’t ever happened, but by now the belief is so strong, the sufferer believes it to be true.

Having fears and phobias of any kind is debilitating and it can have a huge impact on your life and lifestyle. Dictating what you do, where you do it and who with. It can upset family life, it puts pressure on other people particularly partners and children to adapt their lives accordingly to deal with your phobia. This adaptation from everyone else further strengthens your belief that your fear is real, it’s got to be real if other people understand it, right?

Do you know someone who won’t go on holiday because they are scared of flying? So this means the partner and children can’t go abroad on holiday too. Are you in a trap that you wish to escape from?

Hypnotherapy for fears and phobias is an effective way of dealing with your fears. My client has held onto an irrational fear of animals like cats and dog’s for over 35 years, so much so, her mind and body didn’t know any different and would instantly begin to panic when ever these animals were around.

Today, I am so pleased, after just a few sessions she has just sent me a picture of her stroking a dog!! This is fantastic news, such an achievement!!  The relief, the freedom of the sheer weight of this anxiety and phobia she has been carrying almost all her life, has now fell away and she can move on in her life!!

What is your story? Do you have a fear, anxiety or phobia that is preventing you from living life to your fullest potential? Lets see how I can help you at The Leicester Therapy Centre to enable you to release these fears and move on in your life.

Please call freephone 0800 612 8159 or email leicstherapy@gmail.com to start your new life, today. Shelly 🙂

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