Many people suffer from a phobia in one form or another. For some people, their phobia can be mildly unsettling, but manageable. For others, when left untreated, their phobias can become seriously damaging.
Hypnosis is frequently practiced as an effective treatment for many individuals suffering from phobias.
What is a Phobia?
We are not born with fears and phobias. Our minds and bodies learn to associate a particular object or situation with feelings of anxiety, panic, and disgust.
Fear is a natural response caused by real danger, such as being afraid of wild animals or being mugged. It’s also a survival instinct that warns us against certain objects or situations. On the other hand, a phobia is a completely irrational fear of an object or situation that typically produces little or no danger.
In many cases, phobias develop without a clear single traumatic event evident as the cause. For some people, a phobia can trigger panic attacks. In severe cases, a phobia can end up controlling a person’s life. However, you do not have to suffer indefinitely. When it comes to phobias, a reaction is unconscious. We do not consciously decide to react with fear or panic, it just happens.
Hypnotherapy is designed to treat phobias. Hypnosis connects with the unconscious part of the mind. It provides our mind with the tools to overcome our fear and phobias to create long-lasting improvements.
How Can Hypnotherapy Treat Fears and Phobias?
When hypnotherapy is used to treat a phobia, the initial goal of the hypnotherapist is to discover the underlying cause of the phobia. Typically, the phobia developed as the result of a traumatic event in a person’s life.
In order to access this memory, the individual participating in hypnotherapy must enter a state of complete relaxation. A hypnotherapist will apply techniques to help their patient become very relaxed and focused, known as a hypnotic trance. During this relaxed state, a person is receptive to suggestion, which is what opens the door to obtaining permanent relief from phobias.
The number of hypnosis sessions required to treat a patient suffering from phobias will vary from patient to patient. Treatment depends on several factors, to include:
1- How severely the phobia affects him/her
2- Maturity level and personality structure
3- How determined the patient is to be free from their phobia
4- The type, depth, and severity of the phobia
Annie Browne Phobia and Fear Hypnotherapy
Research demonstrates that treating fears and phobias can be achieved through techniques such as hypnosis, mindfulness, and relaxation. Annie Browne uses hypnosis and relaxation techniques to help her patients understand the underlying causes of their phobias.
Some of the phobias you can conquer through hypnotherapy include:
1- Fear of flying in small planes or large jets
2- Fear of driving on freeways, bridges, or being afraid to drive at all
3- Fear of public speaking
4- Fears associated with taking exams
5- Fear of animals or insects
6- White coat phobia (fear of hospitals or doctors)
7- And many more
You do not have to fight this battle alone. If you are ready to overcome your fears and phobias once and for all, schedule your Hypnotherapy session today!