There are an estimated four million phobics in Britain, so if you suffer from a phobia it may be a little consolation to know that you are not alone!

There are many that are unaware that help can be at hand to overcome phobias, others who use avoidance techniques, i.e. “I will not walk under ladders or climb high mountains etc.” That is easy enough as their lives are hardly affected if they never climb a mountain.

However, there are some things in life which we cannot avoid and the most inevitable is death at the end of our lives.  Now there is no avoiding this obviously, so most people will get on with their lives enjoying every moment without daily worrying about their demise.  However, for some, the fear of death can become an all-embracing phobia which is called Necrophobia.  They may start off by becoming anxious over a small illness which they may have heard someone near to them had died of during this illness.

One such client of mine, who I will call Peter, was convinced that if he contracted pneumonia as his brother did, that he would die.  He would not accept that his brother actually died from a heart attack.  In other words, Peter developed an irrational fear of pneumonia despite the medical professional’s ability to overcome pneumonia with great success.  Peter admitted that pain and illness did not bother him and he was not a hypochondriac but the fear of dying was so persistent in his mind that he became phobic and believed that every illness could cause death even though he was a healthy man.

Obviously, death is very personal to each and every one of us and no-one can say how we will cope other than religious who know they will hopefully be going to a better life and therefore can prepare and embrace their last moments with a serenity.  I recall the late Cardinal Hume just before he died, being comforted by a fellow prelate who said, “I wish I was going where you are going!”  Apparently, John Paul II was likewise prepared to accept his end.  Therefore, holy men and women can pray and alleviate anxieties, but Peter underwent Hypnotherapy for some time until his subconscious mind became aware that the majority of illnesses do not kill us.  We then rationalised how each day can be lived happily by leading a busy life.  Planning ahead in his career and social life made him so positive that he absolutely knew, and his subconscious mind was convinced that he was happy and positive and healthy, so there was no question of predicting his death.

When Peter realised how many years of needless anxiety he had endured, he was more motivated than ever before, to be thankful each day and look forward to a busy healthy future of happiness and serenity without worrying when it would end.

I still see Peter occasionally in town and he is now a sprightly 81 year- old enjoying every day.



Anthony Wilson Hypnotherapy Wiltshire

The Magic of Hypnotherapy

Magical Hypnotherapy.

Often in my 30 years of practice, many clients have said that the result and effect of hypnosis are magical. My answer is it is all down to the strongest organ in your body which is your subconscious mind and it can achieve wonderful results most of the time.

However there is one condition that is remarkable to witness and that is Phantom Pain syndrome suffered by those who have lost a limb due to accident or illness. Whenever I am presented with a client suffering thus I take them into a deepening state of Hypnosis and eventually deeper self-hypnosis and when we have achieved this state the subconscious is made aware that the limb is no longer there and therefore cannot experience pain again in the future. Once that has happened and the mind has rationalised this fact then that phantom pain should go and of course, the client can pratise their own hypnosis whenever they wish.

Although that mind is a formidable organ it can also be irrational at certain times until it is shown that once a limb has gone it cannot hurt again.

Never underestimate the awesome power of your subconscious.!

Anthony Wilson



Anthony Wilson Hypnotherapy Wiltshire



Of all the help I am asked to accomplish in my daily work phobias are the most common.

There are over 300 phobias worldwide and all have different ways of affecting people’s lives and of various age groups as well. This is why I find great satisfaction in helping my clients to rid themselves of the torments their fear brings. For almost thirty years I have been privileged to witness the transformation in client’s lives from a 3-year-old girl who was phobic about toilets to an eighty-year-old who was terrified of getting her face wet

I can still recall the little 3-year-old sitting on her mother’s knee whilst listening to my voice and then eventually her pride when she said she now was happy to use the toilet. Then the joy when the grandmother could swim underwater alongside her grandchildren so fulfilling a long-held dream.

However one of the benefits of hypnosis is the long-lasting effect of my clients not just being free of their phobias but able to banish fears and anxieties from their lives and have an enhanced life within their families and society.

This is, of course, the most pleasing aspect of my work to know that they are in control of their lives and can look forward to a positive future.



Anthony Wilson Hypnotherapy Wiltshire

Fear of Flying?

AEROPHOBIA – The fear of flying

One of the most common phobias I have to help people overcome is the fear of flying.  Obviously, over the last 30 years, flying abroad has become commonplace in families’ lives, even for business people, as the global market expands.

Therefore it is very sad if a person suffers from Aerophobia as it can mean they may be prevented from wonderful holidays anywhere in the world or even the joy of meeting loved ones in remote places that only can be reached by plane.

Hypnotherapy has been used by many of my clients to a great effect and is safe and very successful to rid themselves of irrational fears for as we know flying can be safer than car travel.

If you wish to learn of just some of my cases and the joy brought to them by removing the phobia I refer you to some of my reviews which speak for themselves.

Once the fears are removed clients can enjoy the aeroplane journey for the rest of their lives and demonstrate to their families and friends a wondrous benefit flying can bestow

Having concluded each case the client has their own CDs to use whenever they wish and I teach them the skill of self-hypnosis  if they ever wish to boost their confidence whatever they may be doing,



Anthony Wilson Hypnotherapy Wiltshire

For 30 years Anthony has worked with these conditions

The following is not exhaustive!

Accident proneness, Agoraphobia, Alcoholism, Allergies, Anxiety, Amnesia, Anorexia, Asthma, Bed Wetting, Blushing, Car sickness, Claustrophobia, Compulsions, Confidence lack, Depression, Duodenal Ulcer, Examination nerves, Failure syndrome, Fears, Frigidity, Frustration, Guilt feelings, Habit, Hay Fever, Hysterical paralysis, Impotence, Indecision, Inferiority feelings, Inhibitions, Insomnia, IBS Learning difficulties, Marital problems, Meanness, Memory, Menstrual disorders, Nervous visual defects, Neurasthenia, Neurosis, Nightmares, Overeating, Panic phobias, Paralysis, Psoriasis, Rejection feelings, Seasickness, Shyness, Self consciousness, Smoking, Stagefright, Stammering, Tension, Travel fright, Timidity, Torticollis, Tremor (nerves) Twitching, Warts, Worry and many more Psychosomatic problems

Anthony Wilson was voted one of the top ten Hypnotherapists in Britain

He can be reached on 01373 764828



Whilst there are a few people who have experienced aeroplane journeys that might have been unsettling, there are so many of us that know flying is one of the safest forms of transport, with countless millions of passengers being conveyed safely each year. Indeed, it is said that flying is safer than driving! Why, then, do I have so many asking for a cure from fear of flying?

It comes down to the root causes of a phobia, which maybe physical i.e. a turbulent flight; mental i.e. a thought planted in one’s mind by a person relating to a bad flight; emotional i.e. the belief that I cannot tolerate a confined space, or I have no control over the plane myself; or irrational i.e. if I cannot fly, then how can that heavy load lift off the ground?

Take Christopher for example (fictitious name). He presented to me in distress because he suffered from Aerophobia following a friend of his relating a difficult flight he had from Germany.   At first Chris rationalised with the story and felt he could overcome all fears of flying, so he booked a flight to Switzerland and believed all would be well. However, during the flight, even though he tried to be rational, his mind became agitated and he convinced himself that the plane would crash. As he left the plane, the feelings did not subside and so he spent the next week in a tense state with the realisation that he would have to fly back to the UK.

Eventually, having spoilt his holiday, he refused to board the plane believing that he was doomed this time, so he had to return to the UK via train, ferry and coach.

In hypnosis I asked his subconscious mind to rationalise his fears and realise just how safe flying really was. You see, on one hand he believes that few accidents happen to planes, and on the other hand, some flights may be a bit “bumpy”.

Little by little his subconscious mind was coached to be rational and that Chris can be safer in a plane than in many other forms of transport.

I asked the subconscious mind to tell us when it was ready to accept Chris to be safe and secure. Eventually, his subconscious mind accepted that Chris was safe to board a plane, so he booked a short flight to Spain.

I asked Chris to take a hypnotic tape we prepared for him on his journey to Spain. This calmed him consciously and subconsciously whilst in the air, and strengthened him in the knowledge that all would be well.

He reported that he had actually enjoyed the flight, but the bonus was that he demonstrated to his grandchildren who accompanied him, that flying is safe so allaying any fears that they may have had, so hopefully the whole family will be able to always enjoy flying.