Hypnotherapy for Fear of Dentists Wolverhampton

Hypnotherapy for Fear of Dentists

All about Hypnotherapy for Fear of Dentists, how it works and how many sessions you might need.

Hypnotherapy for Fear of Dentists in Wolverhampton and Wombourne - woman covering mouth in dental chair

Fear of Dentists refers to the fear of dentistry and of receiving dental care as opposed to fear of dentists themselves.

A severe form of this phobia is variously called dental phobia, odontophobia, dentophobia, dentist phobia, or dental anxiety.

However, it has been suggested that the term “dental phobia” is inappropriate as many people with this condition do not feel their fears to be irrational or unreasonable and can relate directly to a previous painful experience.

As with any type of phobia, there are varying degrees of fear of dentists.

The most common, and least severe, is simply a worry of the unknown. This may arise if you’ve heard horror stories from other people or you’re worried about what could happen.

Dental Fears

The next level of fear of dentists is “Dental Fear”, which is a reaction to a known danger.

For example, you may have had a tooth removed and experienced some pain. As a result, you may stress about experiencing it again.

Dental Phobia

Dental phobia is similar to dental fear but is a more severe form of fear of dentists. It’s often the result of a bad past experience.

For some people, dental phobia can be so crippling that simply seeing a toothpaste advert or a dental surgery can cause distress. This is known as Anticipatory Anxiety.

Reasons you may have developed the fear of Dentists

  • bad childhood experiences
  • fear of needles
  • fears of anaesthetic
  • fears of the dentists drill
  • lack of control
  • feeling vulnerable
  • invasion of personal space

Effective Hypnotherapy for Fear of Dentists in Wolverhampton

Therapists have been offering Hypnotherapy for Fear of Dentists for many years. Today, Hypnotherapy is supported by scientific evidence that shows how helpful this complementary therapy can be.

However, Hypnotherapy for Fear of Dentists is NOT a “magical Cure”. This is because your personality, your willingness to change and a number of other factors play a significant role in how well any type of therapy works.

Because Hypnosis is very relaxing and provides a high degree of self-insight, most people find that just being able to relax more is a significant part of getting better. The more relaxed you become, the easier you will find it to solve your Fear of Dentists problems.

What Happens in the Hypnotherapy for Fear of Dentists Sessions?

Hypnotherapy for Fear of Dentists normally involves a number of sessions which are held weekly. We suggest that most people will get the best results from a course of four sessions, or more, depending on how long you have been suffering for.

The process of hypnotherapy we use in the clinic involves you sitting comfortably in one of our therapy chairs whilst you listen to Joan’s voice. She will discuss with you the specific situations or the triggers that lead to your Fear of Dentists problems. This will allow her to develop the most appropriate metaphors and suggestions to help you to deal with any negative feelings and to help you cope with the symptoms more effectively.

Over the course of the hypnotherapy sessions you will explore previous experiences that may have led to negative feelings and you will learn to develop a range of coping mechanisms.

At Wolverhampton Hypnotherapy we make use of an audio system called the “Hypno-Com”. Joan uses this to talk to you through a headphone and microphone system whilst blending relaxing music into the background. The Hypno-Com systems create a highly effective therapeutic environment that assists the treatment.

How Many Sessions of Hypnotherapy for Fear of Dentists will I Need?

Whilst it’s impossible to be prescriptive about the number of sessions required, most people will find that somewhere between four and ten sessions will produce the desired results. Joan offers pre-paid courses of Hypnotherapy for Fear of Dentists.

You can view the fees and pay for your course by PayPal on our Fees page.

Confidential Initial Assessments for Hypnotherapy for Fear of Dentists

Initial Consultations for Hypnotherapy for Fear of Dentists in Wolverhampton & Wombourne

Joan offers a completely Confidential Initial Assessment for Hypnotherapy for Fear of Dentists which lasts about 45 mins to an hour. If you’d like to have a chat about it, please click on the button below to get in touch.

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