Dental Phobia
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What is Dental Phobia?

Dental phobia, also known as dentophobia or odontophobia, is an irrational fear or anxiety related to visiting the dentist or receiving dental treatment. This fear can be triggered by various factors, such as a negative past experience at the dentist, fear of pain or discomfort, fear of needles or injections, fear of losing control, or even just the sounds and smells associated with dental procedures.

Sadly for some people, the fear is so intense that it prevents them from seeking necessary dental care, which can lead to serious oral health problems. Dental phobia can range from mild anxiety to severe panic attacks, and it can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life if left untreated.  

Hypnotherapy helps by addressing the dental phobia by targeting the underlying anxiety and fear associated with visiting the dentist or receiving dental treatment.It induces a state of deep relaxation, which can help individuals with dental phobia feel more comfortable and calmer when faced with dental procedures. Hypnotherapy can help desensitise individuals to the triggers that provoke their dental phobia, such as the sights, sounds, and smells of the dental office. Hypnotherapy can work on restructuring negative thought patterns and beliefs related to dental treatment.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for Dental Phobia

Having worked in dentistry for over 25 years, it continues to distress me to observe the prevalence of dental fear among individuals.

According to statistics, 53% of individuals in the UK experience fear when it comes to visiting the dentist, and a concerning 17% choose to forgo dental visits despite suffering from toothaches.  

For this reason, I decided to qualify as a hypnotherapist to help people like you overcome your dental fears.

Please contact me on the link below if you would like help with Dental Phobia, Esther

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How can hypnotherapy help a Phobia?

Luckily most people respond well to phobia hypnotherapy, and it can take as little as 3 sessions.

What are the Hypnotherapy sessions like?

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This session is dedicated to our relaxation hypnotherapy. Through solution-focused confidence hypnotherapy, we concentrate on solutions rather than dwelling on past problems. We will envision the life you desire creating a mental landscape of possibilities without these fears & phobias.

For about 30 in minutes, you will experience deep relaxation, providing respite from incessant overthinking. It is like treating your brain to a massage! During relaxion your entire mind enters an ideal state to absorb the vison of your desired life without those fears and phobias.

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This Technique was developed to help patients with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). When the brain encounters a traumatic event, the brain doesn’t process it correctly and the memory gets stuck. The event will then be moved from the short-term memory to the long-term memory.Then under hypnosis as its very relaxing and calm we ask our clients to visualise a huge screen where they are asked to watch themselves watching the screen. This is a dissociation. technique where we then ask them to play the film forwards and backwards until they are dissociated with the traumatic event. This same technique can be used for phobias.

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During this session we look at the positive future without that fear/phobia. We discuss the ideal outcome and create an ideal scenario.Under hypnosis, the mind can’t tell the difference between imagination and reality. It accepts our fairy tale ending as real and will therefore refer to it in the future. When they next encounter that old phobia the brain will remember the last memory pattern.