Hypnosis for Phobias
A phobia is an ‘irrational fear of a specific thing or situation’. Responding in fear is usually a reaction of self-defense, due to the belief that the thing, or situation, has the potential to cause you harm.
Through clinical hypnosis, you can learn to deal with the fear. This will help you develop an understanding and instill a calmer approach.
Types of Phobia
There are many different phobias which can be divided into two main categories:
- Specific phobias such as a fear of crowded places, tunnels, snakes, or spiders
- Social phobias where there is a fear of embarrassment such as events that require you to speak publically
Those who suffer can often exhibit extreme reactions that they seem to be unable to control. Currently within the UK more than 10 million people have a phobia of some kind and it’s now become the most common type of anxiety disorder.
Where do they come from?
Primarily they tend to stem from childhood experiences. For example, if a child sees someone reacting hysterically at the sight of a spider, then that child can subconsciously relate that to danger. Growing with that idea in mind, the conscious mind will attempt to justify that fear. Despite this, the memory from that original experience that is in his subconscious mind will cause the conscious mind to relate spiders with danger. It ends up being a battle between the conscious and the subconscious.
The Benefits of Regression Hypnosis
This hypnosis technique will help you to re-evaluate the way you think, and the reasons why you have developed this sense of fear over a particular ‘thing’, or scenario. The therapy used, called regression hypnotherapy, will help you to recall experiences from your youth. In doing so, you will be able to face the emotions of the initial incident as an adult rather than the child you were at the time.
Hypnotherapy has been especially helpful to many professionals, as individuals found that their phobia had been holding them back within work settings. Through developing a healthier response that will help you to recognize that you are not at risk, you will be able to rationalize, and face the object or situation with little difficulty. This method of treatment can help you make life long changes.