How can hypnosis help me overcome my fears?
You can begin by asking yourself, what is a fear? If you are really in danger, it is a very helpful feeling that creates a reaction in your mind that then sends adrenaline to all your systems, muscles, nerves, etc to prepare you to fight or flight. Of course if you can't run and you can't fight, you freeze!
This means that you don't burn off all that energy that your body created to help protect you from the danger. It means that you push it down inside of you where it gets stored and builds up over time and gets bigger with reoccurring scary experiences. Eventually, the fear takes on a life of its own, and you become afraid of fear! You are just afraid of feeling afraid. Remember, thoughts create feelings and negative thoughts create negative feelings. If you have an irrational fear, that is irrational because the danger is clearly past, it is more of a habit. An old response to old experiences. Because the way your unconscious mind works, it is trying to protect you and doesn't realize that the danger is really past. By changing your thoughts, you change your feelings and eliminate the fear that is not really a danger to you any more.
I wonder if you find yourself using negative self talk, reminding yourself over and over again that you are afraid. This self-talk becomes like self hypnosis. You are creating the thoughts, you can change them. Remind yourself that you used to be afraid
but now you are safe!
Hypnosis can Play a Role in Overcoming Fears by Steve G. Jones, M.Ed., citizen journalist See all articles by this author
(NaturalNews) Many people have fears and phobias that can interfere with their ability to lead a normal life. Most fears and phobias develop due to traumatic experiences and are thus mostly psychological. Researchers also believe that genetics and our brain chemistry also contribute to the development of phobias. A natural treatment that has been shown to help people overcome their fears is hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is an easy and quick method for releasing even deep-rooted fears.
According to the Mayo Clinic, studies have shown that people oftentimes have the same fear as their parents. Phobias also manifest due to individual experiences. Symptoms of phobias can range from mild to severe. Many people experience anxiety
, avoidance, feelings of powerlessness, sweating, and rapid heartbeat. There are natural treatments available to help people overcome their fears, including... hypnotherapy
Chihara-Want says that fears are often buried deeply inside people and caused by earlier experiences or an association. It is estimated that 90% of adults have a fear that interferes with their life in some way. Some people know what event or experience triggered their fear while others have no recollection. Hypnosis allows a person to access repressed memories during a hypnosis
session. The hypnotist can then help them eliminate negative associations and replace them with positive ones.
Densky also promotes the use of hypnosis to eliminate fears. He says that hypnosis directly targets stress and anxiety and can help remove phobias. Our thoughts and feelings in relation to our fears cause anxiety. Hypnosis targets the fear and the stress and anxiety that the fear causes and reprograms the subconscious mind to get rid of the negative association. Many doctors prescribe medication to cover up the symptoms of fears without eliminating the actual fear. Hypnosis is a safe and natural method of treatment that can get rid of fears permanently and quickly.
Hypnosis works by targeting negative thoughts and emotions in relation to a fear whether those memories are repressed or remembered. Also, hypnosis is natural and has no side effects. It can eliminate symptoms of the fear. Sources
Chihara-Want, Y. Can hypnotherapy help get rid of my fears?
Retrieved on August 28, 2009
There are two highly effective methods for removing a phobia. One is the hypnosis method and the other is the NLP fear/phobia model. The hypnosis fear/phobia method involves locating the ISE (Initial Sensitizing Event), that is the first time you experienced what has become the fear/phobia you have now. In most cases, it is not usually when you first consciously noticed the fear but tracks much further back. The NLP Fear/Phobia model also goes to the ISE, but the methodology used ...The method is done in a partially disassociated state so you don't "go into" the feeling, yet at the end of the process it is completely eliminated.
," MayoClinic.com. Retrieved on August 17, 2009