19 Nov Hypnosis for Fears and Phobias
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear” – Jack Canfield
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines fear as “an unpleasant emotion caused by being aware of danger: a feeling of being afraid.” Fear is normal in all human beings. Fear is a natural response to protect us. Fear can have a positive effect, motivating us to achieve high levels of success, and fear can be so overwhelming that we are forced to play small in the world. Fear can keep us from living full, authentic lives.
A phobia tends to be an irrational fear, where the perceived danger of an individual or situation is much greater in the mind than in reality. The perceived danger is so great that we will avoid situations or people altogether.
Common fears and phobias include the fear of failure, fear of success, fear of heights, spiders, snakes, closed spaces, public speaking, fear of dying, even fear of social situations. Just living in frantic pace of a city like Los Angeles can trigger fears and phobias.
What is the difference between a fear and a phobia?
It’s normal to get a little nervous or experience anxiety when you’re flying and the plane goes through turbulence. That’s a normal fear reaction. A phobia would be a person not flying at all because the thought of experiencing the fear during turbulence is too much to bear.
Symptoms of fears and phobias include:
- accelerated heartbeat
- heavy sweating
- shortness of breath
- chest pain
- numbness or tingling sensation
- fainting or panic attacks.
Dealing with fears and phobias can be challenging for anyone. Some people resort to pharmaceuticals, others just try to cope as best they can. This can result in isolation, limiting behaviors, and simply not doing common tasks that enrich our lives.
Hypnosis for Fears and Phobias
Hypnosis is a safe and effective method for overcoming fears and phobias. Hypnotherapy helps people regain control over their lives by reprogramming their mind’s reaction to triggers that cause the fear or phobia to take hold. Knowing how to create a relaxation response on demand instills a sense of power in oneself that most sufferers feel they had lost.
Once someone’s mindset and therefore behaviors are changed, the situations they previously feared no longer have a stranglehold over their lives.
If fears and phobias are keeping you from reaching your full potential, we can help*. Contact us for more information and enjoy a more fulfilling life.
To Your Success,
Beatrix Wagner C.Ht.