In recent articles, we have discussed the media’s latest coverage of fears and phobias.  One surprisingly common phobia that recently gained a mention in the Mirror is the fear of clowns, otherwise known as coulrophobia.

Hypnosis is well known for being able to help people overcome their fears, even when they become so bad that they affect their going about their daily live; they are then referred to as phobias. Coulrophobia is no exception.  Different people are scared of clowns for different reasons; for some, it is the colourful make-up, for others the insanely wide grin and for some it is the red nose or huge shoes.  Whatever the cause of the fear, hypnotherapists are often called in and can cure a phobia in a matter of just a couple of sessions. Celebrities reported to suffer from a fear of clowns include Daniel Radcliffe and Johnny Depp. Johnny Depp is reported to have said:

“Something about the painted face, the fake smile. There always seemed to be a darkness under the surface, a potential for real evil.”

Perhaps Johnny Depp should pop in for a hypnosis session?