Fear Of The Dark

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Fear of the dark is something we naturally associate with children but this may persist into adulthood and if you suffer from a fear of the dark (also knows as nyctophobia, scotophobia, lygophobia or achluophobia), the good news is that hypnotherapy can help you to overcome it.

Symptoms Of Fear Of The Dark

The most common symptoms of a fear of the dark are similar to most other fears and phobias –

  • Nervousness in darkened environments
  • Palpitations or heart beating faster than usual
  • Breathlessness or breathing faster than usual
  • Sweaty palms or excessive sweating
  • Fear of dying or losing control
  • Shaking or trembling

Causes Of Fear Of The Dark

With many people, fear of the darkness begins in childhood, either because of an overactive imagination, perhaps stimulated by watching certain scary scenes on tv or in a video game, or because of some event that caused the child to feel anxious (eg. parents arguing, strange sounds in the middle of the night, etc.) In some cases, fear of the darkness can have a seemingly unrelated cause where you learn the anxiety in a completely different and unrelated situation and then for no apparent reason, experience a fear of the dark.

Effective Treatment With Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a very successful method of overcoming most fears and phobias. Working together, we’ll find that “root cause” memory or event and change the emotional impact of that so that it no longer helps you to trigger feelings of anxiety or fear today. You can overcome your fear of the dark, no matter how severe!

I offer a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. This is where you get to meet with me for roughly an hour and we discuss your fear or phobia in great detail so that I understand exactly how you do your fear. This in-depth understanding of the problems helps me to help you much more effectively. During this FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION, you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about hypnosis, hypnotherapy, what you can expect, how many sessions it will take, etc., so that you are completely satisfied that hypnotherapy will work for you before you commit yourself to going ahead.


When you are ready to overcome your fear of the dark, get the help of Cork’s leading Clinical Hypnotherapist. Call Paul today on 086 2666670 to arrange your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION or CLICK HERE to enquire online or to request a free callback