Fear of Driving Hypnotherapy for Driving Anxiety

The fear of driving and of panic attacks while driving is surprisingly common and is a phobia we see quite often in our London and Birmingham hypnotherapy practice. Acute driving anxiety is closely related to agoraphobia, and may produce the same feelings of loss of control and panic.

Driving is again calming me down instead of being a nightmare. It seems like a 180 degree turn. Thank you very much from the depths of my heart...
- Denise Olivier, USA

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Though some people have suffered from the fear of driving for many years, others have gone most of their lives driving normally and with no apparent difficulty—and then suddenly anxiety and panic overtake them and they find themselves able to drive only with the greatest of difficulty, if at all.

Needless to say, chronic and acute driving anxiety can be truly incapacitating, seriously affecting a person's work and social life.

Origins of Fear of DrivingWhat Causes Driving Anxiety

No one is born with a fear of driving; it has to be acquired. Like all phobias, it is an irrational fear that often seems to spring from nowhere. But like every other phobia its origin is in the past.

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Technically speaking, driving anxiety is a 'conditioned response'. It is the result of a previous experience in which fear was subconsciously twinned with driving. This may have occured on a motorway or on any road.

The person felt in danger while driving, and the subconscious then automatically associated the fear response with the activity of driving. The reflex installed, it can then be triggered any time the person is in a similar driving situation. In the beginning it may be manageable, but often the driving anxiety increases with time, sometimes escalating to the point where the person is restricted to driving only on familiar roads, or those close to home. In extreme cases the fear of driving can become so powerful that the person is completely unable to drive.

How to Overcome Fear of Driving End Driving Phobia

If you have become afraid of driving, do not despair. Help is available. Using expertly applied advanced hypnotherapy for driving phobias, we can reach down into the subconscious and uncover the beliefs – or programs – that are producing and sustaining this fear.

Once this is accomplished, those programs can be corrected and realigned with reality. The conditioned response is removed, so that you are free to resume your life in a normal and natural manner—free of the handicapping anxiety with which you have lived for so long.

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If you or someone you care about is living with the fear of driving, the question that really needs to be addressed is: What is the real cost to your health, your career, and to your family life should you continue to be afraid of driving?

Avoiding the issue indefinitely means resigning yourself to living in fear, missing out on priceless life experiences and living a life that is just a shadow of what it will be when the problem is permanently removed.

If you suffer from fear of driving or driving anxiety – if you are afraid of driving – real help is at hand. Advanced hypnotherapy can help you end your driving phobia once and for all and allow you to once again drive with confidence.



If you are experiencing fear of motorway driving or anxiety of driving on any road, call Peter on 0121 449 0659 now, and reclaim your right to drive with confidence.

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London and Birmingham hypnotherapy and hypnosis for fear of driving sessions are available during office hours, with some later appoinments available by arrangement.


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