Fear is something that is a huge part of our lives, from the moment we are born till the day we die. It is likely that we understand fear less when we are babies, and our understanding of fear develops as we get older. But fear is not just that moment of fright you experience when you see or hear something unexpected. It can be something that is a part of your life all the time. And we believe that hypnosis can help many people battle fear.
Life Threatening Situations
The first step is understanding what is fear. We cannot go on without having a proper understanding of what we are facing. There are two major types of fear. There is the fear that you get in a difficult situation. For instance, if someone breaks into your house with a gun, you will be afraid. If you are on an airplane and it begins to descend rapidly, you will be experiencing fear.
That is one type of fear. Then we have the fear that takes the form of phobias. Some people are afraid of large crowds, while others are afraid of communicating with strangers. Some people have a phobia of spiders, bees, wasps or other animals. Some are afraid of being alone, while others have a fear of commitment. All of us have at least one phobia that is a part of our lives. Sometimes we may not acknowledge it, or it may not impact our lives too much. But it is still there.
Why Are Phobias a Problem?
The problem with the phobia type of fear is that it can take over your life. It is one thing to be afraid when you are put in a life-threatening situation. Most people get afraid in those situations. But such moments do not happen often in your life, unless you are in a line of work that constantly puts you in danger.
How a Phobia Can Take Over Your Life
Phobias can take over our lives because we are constantly thinking that something horrible will happen to us, even if what we need to do is something simple. For instance, a person who is scared of crowded spaces may not want to go in a concert venue as they are scared of the crowd, even though the likelihood of something bad happening is very low.
Hypnosis has a big impact on phobias, because so much of what we are experiencing is psychological. It is either linked to some bad experience in our past, or a mental phobia that was passed on genetically from our parents. That is why hypnosis, where you hold eye contact and you are put in an hypnotic state, can help immensely. It can allow a professional to get inside your mind and to understand the basis of your phobia. There are many studies that show how patients with phobias and deep-seated fears are helped when they are put through hypnosis.
There is no need to be ashamed about a phobia. Over 90 percent of adults have one. It is more important to tackle the phobias that are impacting your life head on!