Fears & Phobias
Not all fears are harmful. Some are useful in fact and can be beneficial for our personal safety.
Sadly though fear dominates much of our daily lives and processes.
Certain areas of our brain govern fear conditioning and it is a system both inherited and learnt and therefor can be undone successfully.
A Phobia is an irrational fear of something.
Phobias are not overseen as illness or lack of will power as they stem from our sub conscious minds and they can be treated.
Many phobias are in fact acute fears, and fall under several categories:
- Simple phobias – These are fears of single stimulus such as heights, ladders, enclosed places etc
- Complex phobias – These are fears of a number of stimuli, example – a fear of going on large boats, maybe a fear of drowning, losing control, crashing, being lost or open spaces.
- Social phobias – Fears of what may happen whilst in the company of others.
- Agoraphobia – Quite literally a fear of the open market place.
Hypnosis is a completely natural state and cannot make you do anything that you do not want to do or that you morally object to.
How hypnotherapy can assist:
Fear can be reversed as hypnotherapy allows access to the subconscious and therefor is exceptionally useful in helping us re-evaluate past events (also known as Initial Sensitizing Events (ISE) as well as change our emotional responses to them.
Fears and phobias are simply our conditioned responses to events from our past or perceived future (whether of genuine danger and threat, or not)
Through hypnosis we realize that the past has no power over our present circumstances and it has increasingly been shown to be effective at helping people overcome and resist phobias.