Claustrophobia

Claustrophobia is the fear of being confined in a small place, but probably more accurately is the fear of not being able to escape from a confined space.

In common with other phobias, claustrophobia is not an illness and is, in fact, a learned response to being in certain situations – and just as you can easily learn something, you can just as easily unlearn or forget it. It is often brought on by an unpleasant experience in which the sufferer felt trapped, threatened and vulnerable. If there was an instance of panic or anxiety during this experience then the probability of "learning" claustrophobia is enhanced.

Claustrophobic reactions can be triggered by a situation in which the sufferer finds themselves confined or unable to escape – such as in a broken lift or on an aeroplane or even in a traffic jam.

People who suffer from claustrophobia will check for exits and escape routes when they enter building, rooms, shops, halls etc, and position themselves near to these. They will avoid journeys to avoid the feeling of being trapped in a car, train or plane. Situations where there are lots of people, such as parties or events, will also be a source of worry.

Someone who is claustrophobic can experience anxiety, stress, panic attacks and physical symptoms including IBS when faced with a situation that plays on their fears.

Claustrophobia
  • Hypnotherapy helps eradicate claustrophobia by enabling the sufferer to develop a new perspective of the fear that has been programmed into their subconscious mind. With the use of Neuro Linguistic Programming, claustrophobic reaction are "unlearned" and replaced with a positive approach to situations in which the phobia might previously have become heightened.

How can hypnotherapy help?

Hypnotherapy helps eradicate claustrophobia by enabling the sufferer to develop a new perspective of the fear that has been programmed into their subconscious mind. With the use of Neuro Linguistic Programming, claustrophobic reaction are "unlearned" and replaced with a positive approach to situations in which the phobia might previously have become heightened. Because the techniques used in treating claustrophobia are powerful and direct, they produce postive results that are noticeable early on.

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