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Can Hypnotherapy treat fears? We all experience fear. It’s a natural, healthy emotion that developed to keep us safe. Sometimes our fear response becomes overwhelming or is triggered by something irrational, and then it can cause problems with our health and wellbeing.
There are lots of different stimulants in today’s modern world and it’s no longer the case that fear is only triggered by things which we should avoid. Flying, rollercoasters, public speaking, spiders…whatever you fear, hypnotherapy is an effective method of treatment that can help free you from symptoms of overwhelming panic and anxiety.
Fear becomes a problem if:
- It causes you long-term distress
- It interferes with your daily life
- You avoid specific situations or places because of it
- It causes you intense anxiety or panic
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it could be time for you to seek help. You’ll be surprised at just how much relief you can get from hypnotherapy, no matter how overwhelming your fear seems.
How Hypnotherapy Can Help
Addressing the cause
Addressing the cause of your fear is a powerful step towards overcoming it. Fear often manifests after a traumatic event that you might not always remember. You may have got yourself stuck in a destructive thought pattern or negative reasoning which, with treatment, can be reversed. Hypnotherapy can address the root of your fear and uncover subconscious influences you wouldn’t otherwise be aware of.
Coping techniques together we can practise coping techniques that you can turn to when fear rears its head. Practising this in a safe place with a controlled mind allows you to easily recall the lessons when needed.
Our fears are often built around false beliefs about what is dangerous, what can harm us and what is likely to happen. Hypnotherapy can help you question these beliefs and uncover the truth. Once your mind understands on a deeper level that you are not in danger and that a fear response in unnecessary, you will begin to feel relief.
Relaxation and calmness
Relaxation is a powerful tool to fight a fear response. By inducing a relaxing hypnotic state and then rehearsing fear situations, you will find yourself well-conditioned and trained to face these in future. We can teach the mind to experience a calm response in situations that previously caused panic.
Misuse of imagination
Imagination is something that builds and fuels fear. You only need to be in the house alone after watching a horror film to know that your own mind can play tricks on you and that your imagination can be your own worst enemy. Learn to use your imagination for positivity and reassurance when faced with difficult situations. Positive visualisation can be extremely powerful in reversing fears and phobias.
Eliminating conditioned responses
Changing conditioned responses is something that can be very difficult to do alone because learned reactions and behaviours are so powerful. Our mind learns to associate a certain place or situation with a fear response. If we can begin to undo these responses, our mind gradually learns that its conditioned response is unwarranted and unhelpful
Confidence building can treat any fears that are a result of low self-esteem or lacking confidence and by strengthening these within ourselves we find ourselves much more equipped to deal with fear. Hypnotherapy is the perfect therapy for improving self-belief on a fundamental level. This could also have a beneficial effect on many other areas of your life.
Hypnotherapy is enjoyable, unobtrusive and empowering and we can often make real progress in as little as 3 sessions. Please contact me to find out more about how I could help you overcome your fear.