Fear of Intimacy Hypnotherapy

Fear of intimacy Hypnotherapy (Erotophobia)

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Fear of intimacy hypnotherapy – What Is Erotophobia?

Erotophobia is a phobia or a fear of intimacy that appears to have no medical or logical explanation. This condition is often complicated as people with erotophobia may be scared of intimacy in more than just one way. With clients I have helped I have found they may fear the act of engaging in intimacy (geniophobia) and at the same time a fear of being touched (haphephobia). It’s therefore important to realise that erotophobia is not a simple aversion or repulsion to intimacy. The level of fear experienced by the sufferer of this condition causes very real discomfort, pain, and distress. No matter what the cause this can be helped with just one session of fear of intimacy hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy fear of intimacy – Symptoms of Erotophobia

For a fear of intimacy to elevate to the stage of becoming a phobia, the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Psychiatrists and Psychologists) tells us that the fear must be excessive, irrational, create great anxiety or distress, and occur for at least 6 months. It’s not simply “being scared of intimacy,” which can be quite normal—and even expected—in some situations and for some people.

Hypnotherapy fear of intimacy -Signs that you may have erotophobia

  • Having a strong and persistent negative attitude toward intimacy
  • Having a strong persistent and negative response to an intimate stimulus
  • Having feelings of avoidance toward intimacy

If left untreated, someone with erotophobia may not only avoid romantic relationships but also other forms of intimate contact.

Underlying Fears

In my years of working with clients with a fear of intimacy I have noted that there are certain underlying fears that, if you have them, may be signs of a problematic fear of intimacy. They are:

  • The fear of intimacy is commonly, of course not always, based in a fear of being abandoned or the polar opposite, the fear of being engulfed Those who fear intimacy are not necessarily afraid of the intimate act itself but are worried by the emotional bonds that it may demand.
  • Fear of vulnerability: as in the fear the fear of intimacy, the fear of vulnerability is usually connected to a fear of being abandoned or fear of being engulfed. In this case, I see that my clients are afraid that if they are themselves, their partner will not like them. This fear of vulnerability can impact on all types of relationships, both intimate and non-intimate.

Hypnotherapy as a Treatment for Erotophobia

Because erotophobia is so complex, seeking professional help is recommended. This really is a case where you must stay away from the many unqualified therapists out there.

The first thing to consider when choosing a hypnotherapist whether for fear of intimacy hypnotherapy or indeed any other therapy, is the practitioner’s qualifications. Look for a degree qualified mental health care professional — such as a psychologist, psychotherapist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, counsellor, social worker, or medical doctor — who is also a hypnotherapist. Unfortunately, there are many therapists advertising fear of water hypnotherapy and other therapies, who have nothing more than an online qualification, they will usually claim to have either a diploma or certificate in Hypnotherapy, these are not recognised qualifications. You can also ask if they’re affiliated with any professional associations, such as the International Hypnotherapy Association.

If for example, a hypnotist uncovers trauma while doing hypnotherapy, they need to know how to treat trauma. In other words, having the education and training to diagnose and treat mental health conditions, which only comes from being a degree qualified Psychologist, this is a key component in the success of hypnotherapy and of course your safety.

For more information on how to find a qualified hypnotist, visit the following sites:

The international Hypnotherapy Association

Hypnotherapy Directory

Psychology Today

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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 including fear of intimacy hypnotherapy can be easily helped using just one session, visit me in my Gateshead consulting room only £95 absolutely no hidden extra charges.

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