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  1. Hypnosis for fear of deep water

    Can Hypnotherapy help with a fear of water?

    Hypnosis for fear of water RF

    Have you ever found yourself out of your depth in water? You perhaps tried to put your feet down and realised that the water was deeper than you thought. Now feelings of panic start to run through you as you imagine that the water is so deep that you just don’t know what to do. One of the most common fears and phobias that I am asked for help with is a fear of deep water.

    What can I do to help me with my fear of water?

    If you want to be able to swim in a swimming pool, or in the sea on holiday without fear and simply enjoy the experience you may be surprised to hear that overcoming your fear is easier than you may have first thought.

    I actually see more people for nerves, stress and anxiety and all the issues that this raises because of fears and phobias than you may realise. Any fear can get worse and as one of deep water is much more common that you may realise, this means it is easier to get rid of than you may imagine. You are not alone..

    Any fear or phobia is something you have learned. This means if you learned it, you can unlearn it.

    On average people have 3-4 sessions and many see things could be different after the first session. I also record any sessions that we do so that you have something to listen to in between and this really helps. Of course the number of sessions depends on what it is we are working on.  

    Often one incident can trigger a situation that just gets worse. I see so many people who had one bad experience and found that it has stuck with them. Once we get you past that sticking block you can let go and enjoy being in the water and relaxing.

    I use a combination of techniques including hypnotherapy, EFT, EMDR and many others. I see many people who have tried other therapies and found they did not work for them. You can read about the alternatives here... http://www.markpowlett.co.uk/cbtandcounsellingvshypnotherapy.html    

    If you would like help then simply drop me an email here: info@markpowlett.co.uk

    If you would like to read all about how Dame Kelly Holmes had hypnotherapy for her fear of water you can find out all about that here: http://www.markpowlett.co.uk/myblog/read_124074/dame-kelly-holmes-hypnotised-for-fear-of-water.html


  2. Can I be hypnotised to forget bad memories?

    One of the things that I get asked about often is - Can you use hypnosis to erase a bad memory?

    Perhaps a relationship has ended badly or an experience from someone’s past still haunts them and they are looking to stop finding it upsetting.


    If you watch films and Television and their depiction of hypnosis then you would be forgiven for thinking that you close your eyes and wake up with a gap in you memory where you just cannot remember anything that you wanted to forget.

    Hypnosis to forget bad memories doesn’t work quite like that...in fact it works in a better way.

    When I work with people who are stuck in a bad memory they are really looking to let go of the past and move on. Perhaps just thinking about the bad memory causes some upset, this can even be physical feelings. It is almost as if the incident has only just happened and the feeling are ass strong as when it originally happened. This is because our minds can’t tell the difference between real and imagined.

    Letting go of the past with Hypnotherapy

    I work with people to help take the memory and the feeling and separate them. So this means that you don’t have a gap in your mind, you just don’t have the reaction to thinking or talking about the memory that you did before. This works much better for people because you are still in control and of course you can learn from what happened in a way that you couldn’t if your memory was erased as if you were in some Hollywood movie.

    If you would like help to let go of the past and bad memories and move on then drop me a line at info@markpowlett.co.uk