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Phobia: Overcome Claustrophobia Fear of Confined Spaces


Do you feel anxious about going in lifts, tube trains, aeroplanes or other places? Does the thought of being in an

MRI scanner send you into a panic? Do you worry about not being able to get out when you want?

If you answered yes to any of the above you may be Claustrophobic.

Claustrophobia is a common problem that affects many people.

The first thing you need to know is, Claustrophobia can be successfully treated.

What Is Claustrophobia?

Claustrophobia is typically defined as the irrational fear of confined spaces. Most people agree it’s reasonable to feel afraid when there’s a genuine threat. However, people with Claustrophobia, experience fear even when there’s no real danger in a particular situation. People with Claustrophobia generally go out of their way to avoid confined spaces, including lifts, tunnels, tube trains, aeroplanes, public toilets, and MRI scanners. However there’s good news, Claustrophobia is a learnt behavioural response, and effective treatment can help you eradicate Claustrophobia.

Claustrophobia Symptoms

  • Avoiding situations where you may feel trapped or unable to leave

  • The thought of not being able to get out sends you spiralling into fear

  • Constantly feeling anxious about not being able to get out when you want

  • Worrying excessively about being trapped somewhere or having a panic attack

  • Problems sleeping due to worrying about getting stuck somewhere

  • Churning feeling in your guts or Nausea

  • Heart palpitations, or fast heart rate

  • Feeling faint, light-headed or dizzy

  • Feeling restless or unable to sit still

  • Breathlessness or faster breathing

  • Sweating or hot flushes

  • Loss of appetite

  • Irritability

  • Shaking/trembling

If you suffer from 3 or more of the symptoms listed above you may have Claustrophobia. Get in touch and find out how we can help you overcome your Claustrophobia.

How does Clinical Hypnotherapy cure Claustrophobia?

Neuroscience has proved how behavioural responses are created through unconscious learning. Often referred to as Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning. Clinical Hypnotherapy uses the principles of neurological learning to stop the Claustrophobic response. Helping you feel better. And make a lasting recovery. With a simple phobia, many patients experience results in as little as 2 appointments. Find out how Clinical Hypnotherapy can help eradicate your Claustrophobia. Book your free initial consultation.


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