I need to work with a hypnotherapist to sort out my problems. When I arrived from Mexico last year I found that I was no longer able to look up at tall buildings. I feel dizzy. And as for going up on lifts or going to even the second floor of a building-forget it. I have developed height phobia. I have done some research on the internet. Apparently, this is called acrophobia. I hope that hypnotherapy can help me. It is starting to affect my life. I am unable now to work in areas where there are big buildings. I feel that I won’t be able to come and visit. I am ok if I don’t look at the buildings, but if I do I feel that I am dizzy and out of control and like a little girl. I feel sick too sometimes. I think to myself, ‘what would it be like to fall off one of those buildings’, and a chill goes up from the root, as it were, of my bottom, and part the way up my spine. I get this when I am in buildings too. Even when I go to the dentist. Can you help?
Thank you for your e-mail. Acrophobia is, in most situations, symbolic. The approach that I use here is either psychotherapy or the combined use of psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. I, too, in therapy, like to get to the root of the problem. If you would like to book a session, please phone me on 0207 467 8564.
With best wishes
Dr David Kraft is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of BSCAH. He is a private psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in private practice and is based at 10 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF. David has a diploma in clinical psychology and and two diplomas in clinical hypnotherapy. He is published several papers in Contemporary Hypnosis and also in the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Dr Kraft is also a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), and a member of the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.