7 TIPS TO CONQUER THE FEAR OF DRIVING.
The Fear of Driving.
In the UK alone, the fear of driving or “driving phobia” as it is often referred to affects thousands of suffers in the UK alone and although not publicly admitted, it is in fact one of the most common fears that we see. The fear of driving is also one of the most restricting and life altering phobias there is, as for most people, driving is a big part of their everyday life. If you suffer from a severe case of a driving phobia it can affect not only your ability to travel for work, college or university but also stop you from doing the everyday things in life that give you a sense of purpose, such as shopping, socializing, sports or attending your favourite hobbies.
When it comes to diagnosing the cause of your fear, it is relatively easy with driving phobias. Often the suffer has been the victim of a driving related trauma, such as being in an accident themselves, having a family member badly injured or often killed in a road traffic accident or even witnessing a tragic accident that they weren’t directly involved in. These situations are of course understandable but that does not deter from the impact that this phobia can have on an individual’s life.
However, in much milder cases the driver may just be fearful of what others think about their manoeuvring, parking or over all driving ability and therefore choose not to drive for this reason.
Driving In Birmingham.
Commuters either passing through or driving in Birmingham city centre face their fears of the busy traffic as with any major city. The fear of the weather conditions or anxiety of where to park. Feeling stressed as you have to face unknown territory and having to change lanes etc… The whole emotional detrimental affect can leave you drained and exhausted. Of course this is how road rage happens, by over reacting irrationally. It has also been known that people are killed via road rage. All possibly because of you having the fear of driving…
The symptoms associated with a fear of driving are very similar to those associated with the fear of flying. These symptoms can often lead to raised levels of anxiety and even panic attacks. These can be especially dangerous if they occur whilst the sufferer is driving.
Symptoms can include; sweating, accelerated pulse or heart rate, increased levels of nervousness, nausea and shaking of the limbs.
Women in particularly may feel they are not good drivers because their husbands etc, have made fun of their driving abilities, this leads to them feeling they are incapable of good driving. This can lead to them questioning their ability to drive correctly, this starts their mind to feel fear of driving. You can see how easy it is to lose your confidence or take it away from somebody else.
What Can I Do To Overcome And Manage My Fear Of Driving?
There is a real difference between simply managing your fear of driving and overcoming it. Although managing your fear can be beneficial in the short term, it is not a long term solution and still leaves you wondering if the fear will take over again at any time. The most successful, easiest and long-term solution for completely overcoming your fear is to use Anxiety Hypnosis.
The Nexus Team Hypnotherapy have been helping clients from Birmingham, Walsall, Pelsall, Sutton Coldfield and the surrounding areas, overcome their driving phobias for many years, all in a safe and comfortable environment. He will even travel in the car with and also with the supervision of a driving instructor until you feel empowered to drive on your own once more.
What can I do next?
Are you currently suffering from a fear of driving or any driving related phobia which is causing any of the symptoms above, increased levels of anxiety or panic attacks and it is also preventing you from driving to your workplace, study centre or social events? If so, then there is no better time to contact me at The Nexus Team Hypnotherapy today. With my help, you can take control of your travel plans once again and overcome your driving phobia once and for all.
Anxiety Hypnosis Tips.
Anxiety Hypnosis Tips to get the best out of you and reduce your fear of driving by getting you in control and in the driving seat once again.
# 1 Drive with some one who will offer you encouragement whilst you are driving.
# 2 Drive at less busier times until you regain your confidence.
# 3 Get a car that suits you, this maybe an automatic.
# 4 Women, only drive in sensible shoes and not high heels.
# 5 Drive either in the day or night depending what conditions you prefer, until you are confident.
# 6 Contact a driving instructor to refresh your driving.
# 7 Take an advanced driving exam, this can prove to you that you can drive correctly.
Give these a go, but if you have had a trauma that you know would require my help then please contact me. I will get you driving again with confidence.
Your driving exam can be a fearful time as you feel more stressed and anxious as the impending examination day gets ever closer.
I can offer you a 1-2-1 private Anxiety Hypnosis therapy session to help get you through this stressful time in your life.
My aim is to drastically reduce your fears and worries by taking away your anxiety and so make you feel confident and calmer so you conquer your doubts. You will soon be either back in the driving seat or taking that exam in complete confidence that you know you can pass your driving exam with relative ease.
The Nexus Team.
The Nexus Team works from home in the Walsall area, he also has a practice in Pelsall which is a suburb of Birmingham. If you would like a free complimentary consultation, then please contact me. You can also download my FREE 7-solutions-to-axe-anxiety. See what my past clients had to say on: What people are saying.
We also offer you Reiki Therapy, which is a great way to help re-balance your mind and body. You can either choose myself or Christine.
I look forward to helping you overcome your fear of driving.