Fear is a natural response caused by real danger. For example, we are all scared of coming face to face with a wild, hungry animal, and fear is a survival instinct which warns us against certain things or situations.
Whilst fear is useful to keep you safe, phobias can have a major negative impact on the sufferers’ life. All too often, fears stop people from enjoying their life and realising their full potential. Phobias can rule people’s lives, holding them back: it’s a bit like driving a sport car with the handbrake on. Being an irrational emotion, it is very difficult to just talk yourself out of it consciously. More often than not, sufferers know that their phobias don’t make sense. For example, knowing that planes are the safest mode of transport is no comfort if you have a phobia of flying.
How can hypnosis help?
Hypnosis is nothing new. It has been used for centuries under different names. The aim of hypnosis is to plant suggestions directly into the subconscious mind. It is being used by millions of people worldwide to address issues varying from smoking, eating disorders, anxiety, PTSD, pain management, removing phobias and many more psychological conditions.
Whilst specific techniques vary, hypnosis uses the power of suggestions and the client’s imagination to help them to identify and address the root cause of the problem when necessary. After that, the hypnotherapist work with the client under trance to help alleviate the negative feelings, change how they react and create new strategies to live a life free from the old irrational fear.
Why does it work so well?
Unlike medication that merely hides the symptoms and can have nasty side effects, hypnosis empowers the clients to help them deal with the fear themselves. It helps them through it in a calm and relaxing way, in a safe and effective manner. And because the problem is dealt with at a subconscious and emotional level, the changes can be fast and long lasting. The hypnotist does not eliminate the fear, the client conquers it. In most cases, just one session is enough. Clients are often surprised of how easily they literally changed their own minds.
Conquering your fears might require some specialist help, it doesn’t have to be hard or painful. Most people enjoy the process and benefit from the relaxing positive side-effects.
If you are suffering from any kind of phobia, contact us now to discuss how we can help you.