Heal Fear, Anxiety, Panic and Phobias with Hypnosis
Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective methods of therapy to release blockages, fears, and phobias.
Why? Because fears are feelings, and are thus activated via the limbic system in the brain – in other words, in the subconscious mind. Fears are not controllable through our conscious mind. For example, someone afraid of spiders knows that the spider is harmless. And no matter how hard they try to convince themselves that there is no real danger, they cannot get rid of this fear. For this reason, it is almost impossible to ease fears through normal talk therapy.
A phobia is a strong, persistent, irrational fear about something that poses little or no threat. It is triggered by a certain stimulus. There are simple and complex phobias. Simple phobias are usually treated with symptom-oriented therapy. Complex (learned) phobias develop when certain negative experiences have been associated with the stimulus. As these experiences often occur in early childhood, they are usually not internalised and can be treated well in a trance state. Furthermore, phobias can develop as a defence mechanism for another underlying problem. In such cases, analytical hypnotherapy has proved effective.
The most common phobias are:
Arachnophobia – fear of spiders
- Social phobia – fear of being judged negatively in social situations, often related to self-esteem issues. The reasons for this phobia are mostly underlying wounded feelings and feelings of
rejection, while the triggering stimuli for the fear are social interactions and other people
- Aerophobia – fear of flying
- Agoraphobia – fear of all places or situations where escape is impossible or difficult, or where no help is available in case of sudden panic symptoms
- Claustrophobia – fear of confined spaces
- Acrophobia – fear of heights
- Emetophobia – fear of vomiting
- Carcinophobia – fear of cancer
- Necrophobia – fear of death or dead things
3 to 4% of the population suffer from panic disorder. It usually emerges between 20-30 years of age, and often occurs in conjunction with agoraphobia.
Generalised Anxiety Disorders
A person who is suffering from generalised anxiety disorder experiences a variety of stimuli as fear-inducing. Symptoms include increased wakefulness, tension, and hyperexcitability, which generally occur over a longer period of time. It is impossible or substantially more difficult to lead a normal life with generalised anxiety disorder.
Through hypnoanalysis, the underlying conflicts can be solved, which will change the present. Thus the symptoms and the anxiety disappear.