Fears and phobias are extremely common. Many children struggle with a variety of fears that do not quite rise to the level of phobias. However, by the time people become adults, phobias can develop, typically as a result of specific experiences or exposures. About 7.6 percent of people have clinically diagnosable phobias, but fewer than half of them ever seek treatment. Fears and phobias can limit your life and increase your level of worry and anxiety. If you are struggling with fear or a phobia, hypnosis for phobias can help you find the freedom you so richly deserve.
Managing Your Fears
Fears are not always easy to understand. You might not even understand where they started or feel like you have always had them. While popular reasoning is that they are rooted in childish experiences, not everyone can trace their phobias to early exposures to a certain object or scenario. Some people may have a family history of anxiety or phobias, but about half of people with phobias report that there was no apparent reason for their fears. Worse, they have no effective way to manage it. The subsequent anxiety and loss of control they feel cause them great concern. If this sounds like you, you may benefit from hypnosis for fears and phobias.
The hyperarousal associated with fear can wreak havoc not just on your emotional wellbeing but also your body, increasing your risk of a variety of health issues, including:
Our fear response developed to keep us safe. When your brain recognizes a threat, it engages the body’s fight or flight response. This is reflexive in nature and requires no conscious thought on your part. The subsequent cascade of hormones floods your body and prepares you to either flee or fight back against the potential threat. It involves a complex circuit. The problem with phobias is that they trigger this response in the face of non-threatening situations. Whether you are afraid of public speaking, elevators, or the dark, your body’s fight-or-flight system engages just the same as it would if you were involved in a genuinely life-threatening scenario.
Because this all occurs naturally and with no effort or thought on your part, you have no conscious control over it. That does not mean you cannot change your subconscious response, however. Hypnosis for phobias gives you the power to address your fears on a subconscious level and overcome them. With hypnotherapy for phobias, you can have the power to take control of your fears and calm your body’s fear responses.
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