A phobia is different than simply being afraid or having anxiety. Phobias are deeply rooted in the subconscious and can be paralyzing. They tend to be disproportionate to the actual situation or threat, catastrophizing and jumping to the worst case scenario. They can cause a person to completely rearrange their lives to avoid whatever triggers the phobia. And can also cause a variety of physical symptoms such as sweating, shaking, dizziness, heart palpitations, and nausea.
Because phobias are deeply ingrained in the subconscious mind and are often times a result of a traumatic life experience, it’s important to get to the root of the phobia and teach your brain a new way of thinking about whatever is the object of the phobia.
Hypnotherapy is an effective way to do this.
How Hypnotherapy Works to Help Overcome Phobias
Hypnotherapy will help you achieve a relaxed state of mind, where you have a heightened sense of awareness and a greater ability to access your subconscious thought processes. In this state, your mind is more open to suggestions and receptive to new thought patterns.
With a hypnotherapist, you will be guided to find where the phobia may have originated from.
You can then address the subconscious thoughts causing the phobia and creating the extreme responses in your body, from a relaxed state. In this state, you will be able to tell your body that it is safe and begin to undo the anxious thoughts and create new thought patterns around the issue at hand.
Unlearn Phobias with Hypnotherapy
Because phobias are learned emotional responses, the process of overcoming phobias is unlearning the highly fearful emotional response and learning a new calm emotional response. Sometimes your mind is resistant to learning a new response to the issue and hypnotherapy over time can work to lessen this resistance.
There are many different types of phobias as each person and their life circumstances, genetics, and environments are unique. Common phobias include driving, spiders, germs, small spaces, and visiting the dentist just to name a few.
You don’t have to live your life rearranging your plans so you don’t have to drive somewhere or avoiding a place you want to go because it’s on the top floor of a building, not enjoying a camping trip because of a phobia of spiders, or not taking your dream trip because of a phobia of flying.
Hypnotherapy can help you face whatever phobia you struggle with and unlearn the fear response and create a new response that is calm and in control.
Call today at 913-634-7553 to schedule an appointment with Hypnokelly and let’s work together to make phobias a thing of the past for you and help you to truly enjoy your life uninhibited.