Anyone can be afraid of a wide range of things. What can be totally acceptable to one person can be quite panic provoking to another. For example, there are some people that are afraid to ride in an elevator, or airplane. To most people, that is not an issue. A certified Hypnotist can help you with any phobia you may have. We simply get your mind to relax, bring the subconscious mind forward, and give you suggestions. It’s that simple. You are aware of everything around you, we are not in control, you are. We can not control your mind, or your body. We just give you suggestions,and you decide to accept them or not. Think about it, you know you want to make these changes, picture being free of this issues.
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Some of the fears I see most often in my practice are:
Small or enclosed spaces
Injections or needles
Some unusual ones:
Yellow (the color)
Men with beards
What is a Phobia?
A phobia is any persistent fear of a specific stimulus object or situation. Phobia is from the Greek meaning to fear or dread. It is more than a simple fear, or being afraid. It is to be totally terrified of the stimulus. When presented with a phobia problem by a client, I always begin by finding out if it is a fear they have, or a phobia. If their problem is spiders for instance, then can they imagine themselves holding a spider on their hand if they are rewarded with $100? What about $500, and so on. If they could bear the spider for a large amount of money, even just for a few seconds, they do not have a phobia, but rather a fear. The person with a phobia of spiders would not be able to bear to touch one for any amount of money or any other reward. Some people are obsessive with their phobia. This means, they can’t even bear to think of the stimulus and it will likely be totally controlling their lives.
Another complication is that a client can present with a fear/phobia, of flying for example. However, the skilled therapist, on exploring this fear/phobia with the client, may find the fear/phobia is actually about being enclosed, or locked in. Perhaps it might be a fear/phobia of dying, not being able to breath on an aircraft, or something else connected with the aircraft or leaving their own area/country etc, but not actually the flying itself.
What has Caused the Phobia?
A client will often say that nothing has caused the phobia, it just started, they’ve always been afraid of dogs, etc. If one person is afraid of dogs and another isn’t, then clearly there is a difference between the two. One person has either been exposed to some causal event which has been repressed in the subconscious mind, or has learned to be afraid from a parent or other authority figure at some time earlier in life. The causal event may not have been very traumatic at the time, but the young mind will have seen it out of the context that would be understood by a more mature mind in later years. It may have caused an emotional response and/or motor actions to be locked away, repressed, and the emotional and possible motor responses will have been locked away and anchored to the event. The subconscious mind can often set up a kind of false instinct, whereby any sign of the stimulus, or even something resembling it, or associated with it, may cause a phobic reaction, and then the body’s flight or fight response will kick in and the individual may begin to panic – a panic attack.
Hypnotherapy to Relieve Phobias