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Hypnotherapy & Training, Perth, Scotland

Fear of heights hypnosis?

Fear of heights

Fear of heights? This photo sent in by a client of mine proves that hypnotherapy can be rapid and effective. He was about to go on a skiing holiday but had difficulty walking along a mountain ridge even without snow and had experienced difficulty in dealing with the impression he might give to his kids and possibly pass on this fear. This could extend to travelling in a clear-sided lift or elevator if they were with him. On his skiing holiday recently in North America this is where he got to with his friends courtesy of a helicopter-

fear of heights overcome on snow-covered mountain ridgeYou can make out their ‘landing zone’ and the tracks of a previous skier going downhill to the right of the picture.

Email from my client

John,

Thanks for your help. I can categorically say that it has a positive effect on my ability to function at height. I attach a picture of me on a ridge in ******* after having been dropped there by Helicopter.
The trip has proved to be more extreme than I imagined but I have been fine.
A million thank yous.

(Signed)

How we got there

Typically in the past this form of height phobia has taken anything from 1 to 3 sessions to get the person confident again to deal with being high up somewhere from the milder cases where the fear was of climbing up a steep hill gradient to more difficult situations like a fireman faced. In this case he took 2 sessions, the first of these being a straightforward suggestion therapy session with an MP3 recording to use at home and the second being a fairly practical session using principles and techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with Hypnosis and some ‘homework’ to test out. His own homework above shows promise!