When we sense danger, the healthy and natural response we typically have is fear. However, when we have an exaggerated fear for a specific situation or object, a phobia can develop. Phobias can lead to severe anxiety and hinder people from doing what they want to do.
Physical symptoms of dealing with a phobia can include light headedness, sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, nausea, and an upset stomach.
Phobias are usually learned responses that live in our subconscious. As a result, hypnotherapy can assist to unlearn the response, build up exposure to the phobia and ease the associated anxiety.
How hypnotherapy for phobias work
Because phobias exist in our subconscious, our minds and bodies often react automatically. Hypnotherapy aims to interact with the subconscious and transform the way we behave towards a phobia.
Hypnotherapy involves putting a person into a very relaxed, hypnotic state, while still being in control the whole time. Time is then spent identifying the root of the phobia, for example, a frightening event that happened during childhood. The therapist then uses different techniques to help change the person’s response. This allows the person to confront the phobia gradually and gently while being in a completely calm state.
How many sessions does it take to overcome a phobia?
This differs completely from person to person. Some people may feel more comfortable coping with a phobia after just one session, while others require ongoing support.
Regain your confidence
A phobia can really restrict your day-to-day life. If your fears become too overwhelming, it is time to seek help. Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective way to help you deal with your phobia. If you’re ready to make a change, talk to the team at Healing Elements today.