The fear of driving, or driving phobia, is surprisingly common in today’s busy, mobile world.
Sometimes, the sufferer may once have been a confident and competent driver for years and then, slowly, a fear takes hold, which develops into an anxiety that may prevent the person from driving at all.
Often the phobia has prevented the sufferer from ever learning to drive in the first place.
Whatever the sequence of events, fear of driving can be a frustrating handicap in today’s world, much of which has been designed with cars in mind.
Using hypnotherapy, fear of driving is in fact relatively easy to treat.
At some time in the past, the sufferer has experienced a frightening, anxiety-creating experienced associated with driving. Often this originating cause has been forgotten at the conscious level, but not at the subconscious level.
This fear, this phobia (like all phobias), is triggered and powered from within the subconscious mind. It is not consciously and logically driven. No amount of logic will therefore overcome fear of driving. You have to find a way to get into the workings of your subconscious mind to find those phobia triggers and relieve them.
Hypnosis provides an ideal method to do just this as it focuses on dealing with the root cause of the problem, which in the case of fear of driving usually has very little or nothing to do with the act of driving itself.
In using hypnotherapy to treat driving phobia, I work with your subconscious to uncover the original causes of the fear and then help your subconscious to understand that driving does not pose a threat and that you can learn to be a safe and relaxed driver.
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