Fears & Phobias

They can manifest as physical and/or emotional symptoms and create anxiety. Some of the symptoms of fears and phobias can be: rapid heart beat, sweaty palms, shallow breathing, gasping for air, turning red, unable to move, shaking uncontrollably, unable to think, and avoidance of places where the anxiety fear response has occurred.

Fears and phobias stop you from enjoying life and can be alleviated in just a few sessions.

First we create the positive outcome (being ok in the presence of the phobia producing situation) and second look at the source of the fear or phobia and neutralize it.

Types of fears and phobias successfully treated with hypnosis:

  • Agoraphobia (fear of going outside)
  • Animals (mice, rats, dogs, etc.)
  • Bugs (spiders, cockroaches)
  • Snakes and other reptiles (all snakes caged or not, iguanas, lizards)
  • Dental Fears (going to the dentist or anticipation of pain)
  • Driving (the freeway, over or under bridges, in the mountains)
  • Flying (airplanes all sizes, short flights and long ones)
  • Food (foods that have made you sick or that you have an aversion to)
  • Enclosed places (elevators, closets, windowless rooms)
  • Heights (ladders, mountain roads, cliffs, elevators, escalators)
  • Needles (shots, blood drawn, IV’s)
  • Water (swimming pools, lakes, rivers)


“I am doing very good.  I have driven (by myself) 4 times to my boyfriend’s place in Compton!!! I am happy to share this with you because you’re the only one who knows what a success this is. And many times I get a little smile while I am driving and think of you and some of your helpful words. I am jumping on the freeway all the time now, and saving lots of time getting places. Although I don’t feel completely free of some of the unease and funny thoughts, I am managing myself and feeling successful more and more. Thank you  and hope your well!”



“Thank you so much for your help. My anxiety about having my blood pressure taken, especially in a doctor’s office, has virtually disappeared. My two sessions with you were well worth the results.”



“I had a great time on both trips!  The plane ride was no problem at all. I was a bit nervous in the airport but honestly, once we were in the plane and going down the runway I felt completely calm!  I did my breathing exercises and not even the mild turbulence bothered me.

The cruise was perfect, we had some bad weather in the gulf that made for a few days of rocky movement but I didn’t even need a Dramamine.  I felt so smug walking around seeing other people with the motion sickness patches behind their ear and thought “I don’t NEED that!”.

The flights to and from Mexico had some turbulence both again, I handled it with no problem – no fear or even nervousness!  Thank you for helping me, I feel like conquering my fear of flying has opened up a whole new world to me and I can’t wait to start planning our next trip!  I am just really calm, happy and at peace!  THANK YOU!!!”

Olga D.


“Just wanted to give you an update on my business trip.  As you know, before the trip I was very nervous.  Traveling there I was somewhat nervous.  And once I got into the meetings I was not at all nervous.  I was simply myself.  Didn’t try to be anything more, nor would I settle for being anything less.

After being there only two hours the President asked me to lead the executive team in a  session the following day.  It was a huge role, and I was surprised to be entrusted with it so quickly.  But I was not at all anxious about it.  I had brought your CD from our last session and I listened to it that night.

I was calm and confident, shoulders back, head held high, in a position of esteem and confidence!  The sessions went great.  I was entrusted with more significant responsibilities, and they are now figuring out how they can afford my services.

It felt so good to be out and about again.  Socially comfortable.  Having new adventures. Growing.  I have reclaimed ME!  Thank you for all your help.”

Alua P.


“For the last 30 years, I could not sit in the dental chair.  I would walk out even with Novocain in my mouth–not kidding,and a dentist actually asked me NOT to return to his office!  My skin would crawl the minute I sat down.  I would get so hot that one time I even took off my blouse under the paper bib.  I also could not sit in a movie theater and I would come in when the movie started and ONLY if my husband got an aisle seat (surprisingly, elevators did not affect me???).  The whole claustrophobic thing was so impacting my life.  I could not take it anymore, so 3 years ago I went to Laurie Miller, a Clinical Hypnotherapist, recommended by her client and a friend of mine.  With Laurie’s help I found out that I am NOT afraid of dentists per se, not the Novocain, not the drilling etc.  Finally figured out that I could not sit in those little cubicles that most of them have–NO WINDOWS.  Anyway, the hypno lady gave me suggestions to calm me, taught me some self hypnosis to practice while I was in the chair, and it has been a miracle.  I can go to a dentist and even sit in the middle of the row of a movie. It is truly a miracle, and I only went 3 times about 3 years ago.

I did a “touch up” about 6 months ago.  This time, I went for 2 sessions, for dieting & exercising purposes. Wow, it has really helped. I have almost quit eating chips (it’s under control), be it potato, tortilla, or pita. Laurie suggested trying broccoli to munch on, which I told her that I had never touched in almost my whole life. Well it worked and I am munching broccoli instead of the chips–for a crunchy taste. We also work on exercise, and I walk now almost every morning.  She suggested that when I look at my Nike shoes, I think about walking and I do!

Bottom line–I never, ever thought I could be hypnotized.  I am not the most  trusting person by nature– but it is the BEST investment I ever made for myself.   I usually don’t give advice (even though my sons do not agree !!) but it sure would be worth a try. It changed my life.”

Carol R.

(Note from Laurie: Broccoli is not a replacement that I give everyone so don’t worry if you don’t like it!)


“Just letting you know so far all signs have been better about needles! (after just two sessions!) It seems like many symptoms are gone so I can’t wait to see how my next doctor’s appointment goes. Thanks!”

Megan G.


“I wanted to let you know how the hypnotherapy worked for Kathryn’s fear of flying. We took her to college last week so I was with her on two flights. She used her I-Pod (she had downloaded your tape onto it) on the takeoff. Within about a minute she was in a light sleep. She woke up about 10 minutes later relaxed and smiling. On our descent, she did not even use it and chatted with me the whole way down. This happened on the next flight as well. She told me she got just a little bit anxious during some turbulence, but nothing like before.

Thank you so much! It was truly amazing. She flies home by herself at Thanksgiving but I have no doubt she will be fine. I am trying to convince my husband to give you a try. He has a lot of trouble relaxing and has terrible sleep habits. Thank you again. I can’t believe those two sessions made such a difference.”


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