We all had those “trembling under our blankets, afraid of the dark” moments when we were kids. Fear was part of our childhood. Luckily, as we age, we start experiencing fear differently. Or do we? For some people, the fear may still be so strong that it can cause an anxiety attack. One fear may have disappeared but it has replaced another. The fear of dark, shadows and abyssal blackness has become the fear of heights, meeting new people, small places and even, fear of being alone.
Fear is hard to cope with. It leaves you feeling hopeless; it takes all your energy, which is why you shut down emotionally, you do not feel good about yourself and all this affects your view of the whole world. But constantly looking to escape will not help you overcome your fear; it is a race you will NOT win. You must face your problem.
Identifying the triggers for your fear is the first step. And hypnosis anxiety therapy can help identify the root of the problem and understand why you feel like you do; it is the cure that can conquer fear, the path to healing. Hypnosis can engage the subconscious mind by getting you in the relaxed state of mind. It can literally reprogram the way your brain reacts to the triggers. But do not think of hypnotherapy as a magic pill. Think of it as a mental process that programs (NOT controls) your mind to relax and focus on the positive and avoid the negative.
“Why hypnosis anxiety treatment?” you may ask. The reason: hypnotherapy is a type of alternative medicine that, through both physical and mental relaxation, can bring you to a heightened state of awareness. When in trance, you are able to focus your attention to certain feelings, fear in this case, that are hidden from your conscious. This makes you able to respond better to discussion and suggestions given by a hypnotherapist. Hypnosis anxiety is all about changing perceptions.
Hypnotherapists usually use various techniques to help replace all the negative thoughts with the positive ones. Some may come up with fictional stories while others may bring up bad experiences and painful events that did happen to you in the past and with new affirmations and suggestions help you accept and better handle such experiences. I suggest you use someone who is an accredited member of Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA) and Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ASCH). Visit National Hypnotherapist Register Australia (the association s recognised by both federal and State Governments) for up-to-date information and to find a qualified hypnotherapist.
The core of hypnosis anxiety treatment is to change your destructive thinking patterns and help you focus on the good things in life. Remember, you do not need tranquilizers; they provide a temporary relief; you need something long-term, you need therapy. Hypnosis anxiety therapy that is.