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Claustrophobia is an anxiety disorder; the sufferer has an irrational fear of having no escape or being closed-in. It can frequently result in a panic attack and can be triggered by certain situations, such as being in the middle of a crowd of people, in an elevator, or a room without windows, or sitting in an airplane. Basically any place that “appears” to create a sense of feeling trapped.

Some people may even experience claustrophobia when wearing tight-necked clothing.

ClaustrophobiaPeople with claustrophobia can find the disorder hard to live with, as they will go to great lengths to avoid small spaces and situations that trigger their panic and anxiety. They will avoid certain places like the train and will prefer to take the stairs over using a lift no matter how many floors they need to walk.

The irrational fear has an unconscious rational place in the suffers mind, so while it appears on the surface to be unfounded to the individual it holds immense fear compounded by what presents as unexplained stress and anxiety. This phobia is no different to most unexplained fears in that it represents an unresolved understanding of self, or a part of self.

Case Study: Tracey 35 year old teacher suffered panic attacks when faced with the prospect of going on holiday, using hypnosis Tracey recounted a memory of childhood of playing in the bales of hay on her family farm, the stack of bales almost falling on her as she crawled through while playing a game with her sister. By re-framing (seeing the memory differently) Tracey’s mind learned to understand the reason for her unexplained adult claustrophobia.


The Therapy: The presenting issue will be dealt with in a relaxed initial consultation which will allow for all aspects of the therapeutic process to be discussed and all questions answered openly, fully and confidentially.


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