Fear can negatively affect our quality of life, preventing you from living it to the fullest and engaging in seemingly normal, day to day activities. For some people, its mildly distressing but manageable, similar to how you would avoid certain foods that cause allergic reactions, all you have to do is avoid those things that trigger the fear, not that you should, but some do manage to live a nice quality of life.
For must, however, fear can be debilitating, to the point that stepping out of their own home feels like a scene from mission impossible. Severe fears can prevent us from reaching our full potential.
Fears are very common and range in a degree to each person, from a fear of spiders or flying to fear of rejection or success. But where do these emotions and irrational thoughts come from? As you may have guessed, it’s all happening in the mind, which is why hypnosis holds great potential for the treatment of fear in its many forms.
How does hypnotherapy exactly work with fear?
Hypnosis addresses the underlying cause of the fear
Having a seemingly irrational fear, like a fear of commitment doesn’t just happen overnight. Hypnotherapy helps discover the real course of the fear, which can be traumatic event or experience that happened in a person’s past. A repressed memory, which the mind has decided to lock away and keep out of immediate thoughts. Addressing these memories that are causing the fear allows you to understand your emotions and see them in a way that’s no longer threatening, making it easier to break free and change.
Hypnosis helps relax the mind
A by-product of hypnosis is a sense of deep relaxation, in this relaxed state it allows you to block out everything in the outside world and focus on your internal world, your subconscious thoughts.
Hypnotherapy can address low self-esteem
Many times, that belief that we are not worthy can be the cause of our fears. If you’ve always been shy, afraid of change, or afraid to try anything new, its probably low self-esteem getting the of best you. And with this low self-esteem, you will find it hard to change, fearing failure preventing you from breaking old habits.
A hypnotherapist can use a number of methods while you’re in a hypnotic state, to increase one's belief in themselves and find the power within to be confident and welcome growth.
If you suffer from constant fear, or simply want to have a more positive outlook on life, hypnosis can be a viable form of therapy. Its safe, gentle, natural and offers a holistic approach to healing your mind and body.
No limitations apart from the ones we give ourselves
Contact me if you wish to free yourself from the limitations of fear.
Steven Smith Dip.Hyp. GHR GQHP
Clinical Hypnotherapist, SCS Hypnosis
Innervision School of Clinical Hypnosis Tutor