Fear of Dogs Hypnotherapy
Dr David Postlethwaite all Issues helped with just 1 session, 30+ years’ experience
Tel landline 0191 440 8649
Mobile 07596 673 319
Throughout history dogs have been referred to as
‘man’s best friend’. They are cute, cuddly, affectionate, and loyal to their owners. Recently, many smaller types have been introduced through breeding as ‘designer’ dogs, with the intention of being carried around in the proud owner’s handbag perhaps as a status symbol or even matching accessories with their owner.
I remember and not so long ago when two different breeds of dogs mated, they were called ‘mongrels’ or ‘Kerbside accidents. Nowadays the breeds names are merged like ‘cockapoo’ or ‘labradoodle’ and sold at very high prices.
So it is therefore surprising to some that the fear of dogs (cynophobia) is so common? Why do some people go all doe-eyed at the sight of a pair of big brown eyes and a wet nose whilst others go weak at the knees and seek refuge?
More often than not the person who is phobic of dogs doesn’t even know why or where they’re fear came from; ‘they just are’. Whilst a lesser number may have a clear memory of a specific and sometimes traumatic event – perhaps when they were a small child, a dog jumped up on them and knocked them over in the process and barking. Maybe they were bitten by a dog or warned by their Mum or Dad not to go into a particular garden or as the ‘big nasty dog might bite you’. I have had clients who simply remember having to walk by signs on garden gates warning them a dog lived there. No matter what the cause of the phobia fear of dogs Hypnotherapy can offer a safe and affordable solution.
So no matter what the reason, it is sure there will be a reason whether they remember it or not. Babies are born with no fears every other phobia is developed through learning from our experiences. For example, the person who is afraid of water, may have had a huge wave wash over them when paddling in the sea, this has led them to a lifetime fear of water. Maybe a child saw their mother running screaming out of the room at the sight of a puppy, so copied that behaviour with the assumption that all dogs are to be feared.
Fear of dogs hypnotherapy is particular useful with second generation phobias where the parent often unwittingly passes their fear onto their child. Most of my clients realise they are not being rational but nevertheless feel helpless to do anything about it and believe they will always have to live with the fear, it is this very belief that fear of dogs hypnotherapy can dispel.
Having a phobia of dogs can be awkward at best – having to turn down an invite to their friend’s house because their friend has a dog to absolutely intolerable avoidance techniques such as having to take a longer route home for fear of walking by a neighbour’s gate just in case their dog is in the garden.
The beach or the local park can become no go areas for people with a phobia as they simply cannot relax, for fear of encountering their worst nightmare a waggling tailed, four-legged monster. When a parent has a dog phobia, their worst nightmare is explaining to their child why they can’t have a dog even although all their friends do.
Of course, it is common sense to have a respectful caution towards dogs and fear of dogs hypnotherapy will not change that Lets be realistic, they do have sharp teeth and yes they can and do sometimes bite, but usually only if provoked or ill-treated. Some breeds are known to be worse tempered than others – and sometimes certain members of society will use a dog to appear aggressive and threatening
Of course, most pet dogs are docile and friendly. They have no need to hunt or attack for food as it is given to them in plenty and are quite often as spoiled as children with every need and desire being met by their doting owners.
Then of course there are therapy dogs which without doubt are a wonderful benefit to people with disabilities, improving their owners’ quality of life and well-being. Therapy dogs allow their owners the freedom and opportunity to take part in activities or socialise with friends which otherwise may not be possible. The main breeds for therapy dogs are Labradors and Retrievers as they are known for their good temper and intelligence.
Fear of dogs hypnotherapy is a quick and efficient way I can successfully help a my client overcome their phobia. During hypnosis I will induce a state of deep relaxation and work on the subconscious mind where there is no conscious resistance, reasoning with it and working on strategies to overcome the fear.
Normally the phobia comes hand in hand with physiological changes to the body, sweating, palpitations, shaking and shortness of breath in Psychology we call this the fight or flight response. I will use fear of dogs hypnotherapy it will work on reducing these symptoms allowing my client to take back control of their thoughts which are often irrational with lots of ‘what ifs’ and ‘but it might’ and changing the behaviour to a more positive one.
I have over 30 years’ experience of working with phobias, I am degree qualified and have a success rate of over 96%. You will only need one session.
When choosing a hypnotherapist it is very important that you find a reputable and qualified therapist who is a member of and governed by the ethics ad standards of the International Hypnotherapy Association.
All issues can be easily helped using just one session, visit me in my Gateshead consulting room only £95 absolutely no hidden extra charges.
For anyone that lives to far away to visit me or has a limited budget I do offer all my therapies including hypnosis for phobias as instant electronic downloads at only £24.95 each. For more information click here.
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