Driving anxiety

How to overcome driving anxiety online with the leading driving instructor hypnotist.

This page will help you understand why you have driving anxiety, where it comes from and how to get rid of it. After reading this you’ll understand how you can, and will, beat this problem.

This page takes a general look at the fear of driving. For more details about how I use hypnosis to overcome it see my page on hypnosis for driving anxiety.

Book your free consultation call here to work with me online to get rid of your driving anxiety now.

Why do I have driving anxiety?

You have driving anxiety because your mind is associating driving with fear. Yes, I know that sounds obvious but here’s the bit that many people don’t know and this is why a fear of driving can seem so hard to get rid of:

A fear of driving has nothing to do with driving!

Your driving anxiety is just the way that the real problem is showing itself. Once we find that real problem we can get rid of it.

What causes driving anxiety?

Driving anxiety can be caused by anything but as we said above, it’s nothing to do with driving.

I’ve known driving anxiety to be caused by a tent, a train station and a swimming pool. Yes, really! All of those things were what was causing driving anxiety for real clients that I have worked with.

It would be easy for you (or a poor therapist) to overlook those memories and think they had nothing to do with your driving anxiety. After all, what could any of those things have to do with driving anxiety?

This is where I’m different and why I get results when others get lost. I understand the links between those past events and how they now give you a fear of driving.

There are many self-proclaimed “experts” online (with no qualifications, no training and no idea what they’re talking about) saying all sorts of nonsense about positive feedback loops, eating more sugar, eating bananas and writing a letter to yourself saying how much you enjoy driving.

None of those things will help!

It’s best if I give you an example at this point so you can see how this works.

A case study of how to overcome driving anxiety

I had a client who would get nervous whenever other people were around him on the road. The cause of this was a train station. What’s a train station got to do with driving I hear you ask?

He’d gone through an experience at a train station as a child where he was nervous in front of a lot of people. His mind had linked that to driving so whenever drivers were around him, his mind was replaying that old memory of being scared at the train station.

It’s just like how listening to a piece of music from years ago takes you right back to that time. You’ll feel whatever you felt all those years ago when that song was playing because your mind doesn’t understand the difference between past, present and future. Your mind thinks everything it’s happening now.

You must look for the true cause of your fear of driving to release it. You can waste time doing driving lessons, listening to calming music and trying all sorts of remedies but get nowhere because you’re working on the symptom (driving) and not the root cause of the issue.

Watch the video below for more help on why driving anxiety has nothing to do with driving.

How do I stop driving anxiety?

To stop driving anxiety you first need to find the cause of it as mentioned above. That sounds simple but without expert guidance, you may never realise you’ve found it!

I know what to look for because I’ve spent 20 years working with anxious drivers. I know the common phrases and themes that come up. I’m an expert at finding the link between obscure memories and a fear of driving.

Here’s a great example of how finding the cause of fear stops it.

Imagine that one night you’re lying in bed and are suddenly woken up by the sound of voices from another room. You freeze in terror and clutch at the sheets as you realise that someone must have broken into your home! You then hear the voices change into an advert for carpets and realise they’re coming from the TV that you left on in the other room.

What happens to your fear as soon as you realise there are no intruders, it’s just an advert for carpets?

The fear goes – exactly like your fear of driving will go!

Here’s a video where I go over some examples of what the cause can be, including a fear I overcame myself.

What if I can’t find the cause of driving anxiety?

The original cause of the issue can’t always be found.

What do you do when you can’t find the answer by looking back? We look forward instead!

I won’t go into this in too much detail here because this doesn’t happen too often but if it does then never fear. There is always a solution and we can find it. We just have to use different methods instead.

Free videos to help with the fear of driving

The videos below explain everything about driving anxiety and how to fix it. Click the menu icon at the top right of the video box to choose a video or watch them play one after another.

Below are some free hypnosis videos for the fear of driving. These are nothing like sessions with me would be but they give you an idea of how hypnosis feels. Real sessions are tailored to suit your needs and are interactive so you actually do more of the talking than me!

There’s only so much you can do with a YouTube video but here they are for you to enjoy.

How I can help you when others can’t

I can help you because I am both one of the UK’s most experienced driving instructors and also a fully qualified hypnotherapist (hypnotist).

Someone that is just a driving instructor can’t get rid of anxiety because they don’t know how to. They often make the mistake of booking you a driving lesson and putting you in a car; right into the very situation that makes you anxious! This is a kind of therapy in itself, exposure therapy, but without proper training, it will only make things worse. Driving instructors will often just teach you how to deal with anxiety or cope with it but that’s no good – you want it gone!

Therapists often offer a wide range of services without being an expert in any of them. You can easily find therapy sites offering services to beat anxiety, quit smoking, lose weight, sleep better and much more. They do a bit of everything and aren’t particularly good at any of it! As the saying goes: jack of all trades, master of none.

Think of it like if you feel ill and go to see a GP (General Practioner). They are a generalist that knows a bit about lots of things. If you had a problem with your eyes then they’d send you to see an eye specialist (ophthalmologist).

If you want to get rid of driving anxiety then you need an expert who specialises in it – me.

Let’s get rid of your problem

I designed a system that can get rid of anxiety online no matter where you are in the world. The fact that it works anywhere led me to name my system ROAD (Remotely Overcome Anxiety from Driving).

It’s a unique and modern system that I designed using my 20 years of experience of being a professional driving instructor and therapist.

You don’t need to get in a car or even leave your house. Your driving problems can be fixed from the comfort of home. All you need is a device that can run the free video calling software Zoom.

What if the internet goes off? I do all my sessions through my phone so if my home wi-fi fails then my mobile internet kicks straight in. You can’t get stuck in hypnosis or anything like that. At worst we just reconnect and carry on.

I designed the system to be modern, rapid and effective. I use the most up to date methods that get results fast.

Even if you have no experience of having therapy before and no idea what is causing all the problems then I can help.

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