50 minute cure for a 50 year phobia

North Yorkshire housewife Cynthia McGowan, 62, is finally enjoying the typical summer holiday most take for granted after overcoming a crippling 50-year fear of swimming.

Cynthia conquered her fear of swimming with the help of clinical hypnotherapist Richard Scott of Grey Matterz, and is now ecstatic that she can enjoy relaxing in the sea during family holidays.

Cynthia’s avoidance of the sea and water created a break-water between her and her children and grandchildren: “For over 50 years, holidays just haven’t been as enjoyable as they should have been and I felt like I missed out on the enjoyment, but now it’s a completely different story! I’m more confident in the water and I now enjoy taking part in all the holiday fun and games.

“A huge part of this,” she continues, “is down to hypnotherapy sessions with Richard Scott (based in the Enterprise Centre at the University of Hull). I tried hypnotherapy for the first time, not really knowing what to expect, but it was so relaxing. I felt empowered afterwards… filled with motivation and confidence. It really boosted my efforts in learning to swim.”

Richard comments: “It’s very common when the warmer weather arrives to hear of people who are afraid of typical holiday-related subjects like swimming in the sea, fear of flying or travelling in general. In most cases these fears have been learned from childhood – like in Cynthia’s case – and so we now have generations of adults with phobias leading unfulfilled lives and being unhappy about it.”

Richard continues: “Through the use of hypnotherapy, most fears and phobias can be beaten. Along with weight loss, stopping smoking and stress, fears and phobias are a very common concern. This therapy isn’t restricted to adults either: children have come to see me who were afraid of spiders, the dark, even dogs and cats – I helped them reframe and overcome their original fears.

“Hypnosis is often very misunderstood, which is why I frequently hold demonstrations at the University campus to show staff, students and members of the public how they can learn to use hypnosis as part of their everyday lives.”

If you’d like to learn more about hypnotherapy and how it can help you, please visit the Grey Matterz website at www.greymatterz.co.uk or call 01482 464928 to book your FREE consultation.

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