Fear is a natural and possibly universal human experience. When we feel fear, our brains flood our bodies with hormones designed to help us take action to protect ourselves from that which we fear. Phobias and excessive fears are different. These are more intense than natural fears, and they can trigger anxiety and panic attacks. Fears and phobias can ultimately limit your life. If you are struggling with excess fear, hypnotherapy for phobias can help.
Fight Fear; Know Your Enemy
Your fear may have become a phobia if it has lasted longer than six months and is significantly disproportionate to the danger the object or situation poses. Phobias are classified as anxiety disorders, and they can significantly disrupt your life. You may not be able to manage your fear or other symptoms on your own, but hypnosis for phobias can offer you the relief you need.
Common symptoms of phobias include:
- Sweating, dizziness, or lightheadedness
- Racing heart
- Shortness of breath
- Numbness or tingling
- Trembling or shaking
- Feeling detached from your body or a sense of unreality
- Feeling faint
- Fear of losing control or dying
You might feel embarrassed, anxious, or depressed as a result of your fears, leading you to avoid scenarios in which you would experience these symptoms. Your world may feel as though it is shrinking as you avoid more and more experiences, people, and events. Hypnosis for fear and phobias can free you from your fears and open doors, windows, and opportunities so that you can embrace life fully.
Overcoming Fear with Hypnotherapy for Fear and Phobias
As with many issues, phobias rarely have a single cause, and you might not even be able to identify the source. Several factors may be involved, including traumatic events, learned responses, and genetic factors. Hypnotherapy for phobias can help you tackle those issues effectively, giving you new tools and coping mechanisms so that you can resolve them and move forward in your life. With hypnotherapy for phobias, you can go directly to the underlying cause of your fears and address it.
Phobias and fears might not have easily identifiable causes, but they do have an easily identifiable address: the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind acts as the driving force behind your thoughts, feelings, and impulses even though you might not always realize it.
When you feel apprehensive before stepping onto an elevator or uncomfortable when you see a spider skitter away from your hand, that is your subconscious nudging you. You can try to consciously override these messages, but because the fear is triggered subconsciously, your natural fight-or-flight response activates before you have an opportunity to react. As stress hormones flood your body, you experience a whirlwind of emotions and sensations. With hypnosis for fear and phobias, you can communicate directly with your subconscious mind and change how you respond to the things that trigger your fear.
During hypnotherapy for fear and phobias, you can relax and focus your concentration. You will remain in complete control as our hypnotherapist guides you in unraveling your fears and developing new coping mechanisms and techniques for managing them. You can learn to confront phobias while feeling calm, collected, and fully in control. We can help you develop the tools and nurture the confidence you need to move through life fearlessly.
While it is natural to feel apprehensive about trying new approaches, research shows hypnosis for phobias works. In a literature review, researchers concluded that hypnosis was an effective and efficient addition to behavioral therapy for treating phobias. Other researchers have determined that hypnosis for fear and phobias is an easy and natural partner to conventional CBT in treating anxiety disorders and can substantially enhance treatment outcomes for a variety of issues, including anxiety.
Visit Renewed Edge today to learn more about hypnotherapy for fear and phobias or schedule a consultation with our certified hypnotherapist.