Enfield Phobia Clinic 0207 467 8564
Enfield Phobia Clinic is a specialist service for people who suffer from phobias. David Kraft is an integrative psychotherapist who has specialised in the treatment of phobic anxiety for many years. Indeed, he and his father, the late Dr Tom Kraft, wrote a number of papers on the treatment of phobias. The basic technique employed is systematic desensitization (Kraft & Kraft, 2010). The principle behind this technique is as follows. When people get anxious, they associate the phobic stimulus with loss of control, and there is a range of associated physiological responses that people experience when they are anxious – increased heart rate, feeling faint, sweating, depersonalisation, shaking, feeling nauseous, and so forth. The first stage in the systematic desensitization is to learn the ability to relax. The reason for doing this is that if you pair a potentially fearful situation with relaxation, after practice, it will become more and more difficult to experience fear and/or panic. The therapist will then ask you to provide a list of potentially anxiety-provoking situation involving your feared object, animal or situation. In driving phobia, foe example, this might look something like this.
1 Driving near home in the daylight
2 Driving at night
3 Driving away from home
4 Driving on a main road
5 Driving on the motorway
6 Driving on the motorway on my own
In the hypnosis, the idea is to work through these potentially anxiety-provoking situations step by step: on each occasion, the therapist will reinforce feelings of relaxation while practising each scenario. Most therapists will then encourage you to practise these scenarios in real life after each session. The most important thing here us that you work really slowly.
How do I book a session?
Ring Enfield Phobia Clinic on 0207 467 8564/07946 579645.
Enfield Phobia Clinic is a specialist partner of Enfield Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy.
There is a huge list of phobias. Here are a few of them:
Needle and injection phobia