Overcome the fear of driving over bridges online with a driving anxiety expert.
My name’s Paul and I help drivers all over the world overcome driving anxiety and get back on the road. My 20 years of experience as a driving instructor and also being a professional hypnotherapist make me unrivalled when it comes to helping with driving anxiety.
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Overcome fear of driving over bridges
Having a fear of driving over bridges (gephyrophobia) can seem strange but it’s more common than you think.
You may feel embarrassed about this fear and don’t want to tell anyone but I’ve heard it all before so don’t worry about it. The fear of driving over bridges is a problem that I help people with all the time. It’s nothing to be concerned about.
The video below will tell you more.
Where does this fear of bridges come from?
The fear of driving over bridges has nothing to do with driving. That’s where many people go wrong because they’re trying to fix something that isn’t broken.
Driving is just the symptom, the way that another problem has chosen to show itself. It could have chosen to make itself known by giving you the fear of spiders or driving in unfamiliar places but in your case, it’s chosen bridges.
Think of this like a little part of your mind jumping up and down asking for help. Something is wrong and it needs to alert you to it so it gives you a fear of driving over bridges as a way of getting help.
It’s just like how pain is a warning that’s something is wrong. Pain is your body’s way of warning you of something and developing a fear or phobia is your mind’s way of doing it.
This is why you are wasting your time working on the driving issue. It’s nothing to do with driving so the more you go out driving, having lessons or thinking that some kind of spray will calm you down, the more the problem gets worse as that part of your mind that needs help screams “No, it’s not that! Over here!”.
Let’s look at how you can get rid of that fear so you can move on with your life.
Watch someone beating their fear of driving over bridges with hypnosis
This video shows me going for a drive with someone after they overcame their fear of driving over bridges.
It can look like just a normal video of two people driving but when you know the story behind this, it becomes incredible!
She thought that she’d never drive again yet here she is driving through as many distractions as we could add; high and long motorway bridges, the sat nav shouting out directions, me talking to her, her talking back, lots of wind noise, driving around Spaghetti Junction (the most confusing motorway section in the UK), and she did all of that in a manual car!
The remarkable change you see here is all done with hypnosis.
More about how to overcome fear of driving over bridges
You’re obviously really keen to read more about bridges so here is even more information.
Let me give you something to think about which won’t fix your problem but it’ll start you thinking about it.
Do you know what the only difference is between fear and excitement?
The story you tell yourself.
If two people went on a roller coaster they’d both be experiencing the same thing. They’re both on the same ride and both in the same situation so why is one screaming with fear and the other screaming with joy? It’s simply because they’re imagining different things in their minds.
If you tell yourself that you’re scared and that everything is going to go wrong then you make your mind act as though it’s actually happening. That’s why you get scared driving over bridges.
Overcoming the fear of driving over bridges is about changing how your mind thinks about the situation. We make the experience a happy one that makes you smile, just like that music does.
Bridging the gap of memories
We all know a piece of music that takes us back to a certain time and brings back those memories. It might be a song that played at a wedding, when someone died or when you had a great day.
Music reminds you of things because your mind can’t tell the difference between the past, present and future. When you hear that music your mind thinks what happened all those years ago is happening now.
The same sort of thing is happening when you drive over a bridge. Your mind is associating that with fear and imagining all the bad things that could happen.
Stopping your fear of driving over bridges really can be as simple as changing the way your mind sees things.
This hypnosis video will give you a taste of how to change the way you feel about driving over bridges. This is nothing like a session with me would be. It isn’t meant to fully fix it because that requires interaction between us but it can make you feel better.