Dental Anxiety & Hypnotherapy

Can you identify with any of the following statements:


1. I dread going to the dentist.
2. I feel panicky/tense when in the dental chair.
3. I feel I have no control when I am in the dental chair.
4. I am concerned about feeling pain during treatment.
5. I don’t like the sound of the drill.
6. I don’t like needles/injections.
7. I don’t like the smell of the surgery.
8. I worry about the length of time procedures may take.
9. I once had a negative experience at the dentist.
10. All of the above.

Fear of the dentist is a very common problem that affects many people from all walks of life. It could be fear of treatment or fear of the actual dental environment. When someone has such anxiety, it may seem trivial to an outsider or even a spouse, but to the person involved it can mean a loss in the quality of their life and health.

We, here at Dentabrite Clinic, are dedicated to offering all of our patients the very best service that we can. With this in mind, we are now running a unique Dental Hypnotherapy in order to help address these and other issues that patients may have.

WHAT IS THE Dental Hypnotherapy?

Our Dental Hypnotherapy is completely drug free and utilizes proven hypnotherapy techniques to help bring about beneficial change. It consists of a course of five sessions, each an hour long, in a dedicated treatment room at the Dental Clinic.

The sessions are carried out by Beverley, our registered Dental Nurse, who is also a qualified and experienced hypnotherapist. With her knowledge of dental procedures and her surgery experience, she is able to understand the wide range of anxieties suffered by nervous patients and is able to tailor the therapy to suit the individual needs and circumstances of the patient.

Hypnotherapy produces good results where stress and anxiety are present , which is why it is
especially suitable for the dental environment.

After five sessions, most patients may feel confident enough to go ahead with their dental
treatment, but further sessions are available if required.


Hypnosis is an entirely naturally occurring state of mind that feels like something between sleeping
and waking and has qualities of both. It is brought about either by yourself (self-hypnosis) or by
responding to suggestions made by a therapist.

We all experience this state on a daily basis mostly without even being aware of it. Daydreaming is a
good example of a light hypnotic state.


Everyone’s experience of hypnosis is unique, but generally you will find that your body is deeply
relaxed while your mind becomes highly alert without much effort.

You may also experience a reduction in awareness of your surroundings. Because of this, your mind
becomes more receptive to receive and process new ideas, without the normal critical response. It is
a very gentle and relaxing experience.

Hypnosis, although a very pleasant state, does not, by itself, deal directly with issues – it is simply a
vehicle that is used by the therapist. Together with an effective combination of clinical hypnotherapy
and re-processing techniques, beneficial change can be brought about.


No, under hypnosis you are not asleep and will be aware of what is going on. You are always in
complete control during a session and can bring yourself out of hypnosis at any time.


Many people believe that it would be impossible to hypnotise them because they have a strong will
or are sceptical about the whole process.

In fact, there are very few people that cannot be hypnotised to some degree. Contrary to popular
belief, it is not necessary to go into a deep trance state for the therapy to be effective. A light to
medium state is all that is required.

If you ever become distracted or find that you are able to do something automatically, such as driving or typing, whilst you are thinking of something else, then you can be hypnotised.

If you wish to find out more about our Dental Hypnotherapy, please ring us on 01379652580 or book a FREE CONSULTATION with Beverley.




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