Imagine being free from fear while walking through a crowd, crossing a bridge, or sitting alone in a wide-open space.
When you are afraid of public places or open spaces, you may often feel alone and wonder –
“Why do I feel fear? When I was young, I didn’t have any fears.”
“I know my fear is irrational. How do I figure out what’s causing it?”
“Why can’t I just be like everyone else?”
“No one understands my fears, and I am afraid that I am going to lose the people who mean the most to me.”
Fear of places, or agoraphobia, affects a larger percentage of the population then you might imagine. In fact, about 1 in 20 suffers from this disorder. Though it can sometimes be a temporary affliction, when left untreated your fears can grow into a full-blown phobia, making you so afraid that you stop going outside, and even stop leaving the comfort and security of your own home.
Being able to enjoy holiday shopping and events, no matter where they are and or how crowded it might be
Going on vacations with your loved ones, without being afraid
Enjoying life and being a part of the world around you
For agoraphobia, or fear of places where escape may not be possible, hypnosis is a wonderful treatment. Agoraphobia affects about 1 person in 20. Sometimes it is a temporary disorder and sometimes it grows into a complete fear of being in a crowd or a fear of being outside. This can grow to the point that the person cannot bring himself or herself to leave the comfort and security of their own home. For those who suffer with this phobia, a crowd could consist of a crowd as little as 3 or 4 people.
The most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders defines the criteria for mental disorders. One of these disorders is agoraphobia which is an anxiety about being in places or situations that include being outside the home alone, in a crowd, standing in a line, traveling in a moving vehicle, or crossing a bridge. The agoraphobic avoids being in these situations at all costs.
Hypnosis to Overcome Agoraphobia
Agoraphobia hypnotherapy does wonders with this challenge. This fear is most often rooted in the subconscious mind. The feelings of fright may be based on a past event and an irrational expectation that something bad will happen if the person goes out to a public place. However, the subconscious mind does not judge the fear; it is simply attempting to protect its host. In fact the subconscious mind does not distinguish between reality and imagination.
A certified hypnotist can help change the subconscious minds perspective of the event that is the root cause of the fear. In doing so, the fear can be eliminated easily and quickly. Since the initial sensitizing event has a limiting and negative effect on the client, it is essential that it is reframed by the hypnotherapist. Afterwards, suggestive therapy can be utilized to further assist the client.
Fear of open spaces hypnosis is a good example of how hypnosis can alter the subconscious mind. Somewhere, hiding in the psyche, there are fears and feelings that convince agoraphobics that there is danger lurking in open spaces. The body accepts this analysis and responds with the usual fear based reactions. Adrenalin starts pumping and all the attendant body reactions take place as if there was a real danger about to descend on the person.
If you have never experienced this fear, think about this scenario. You are walking along the sidewalk and look up to see a runaway truck heading straight for you. Imagine the sensations you might feel. You might experience dry mouth, heart pounding, and/or blind panic. Now imagine if you felt that way when you stepped into an open space. For the agoraphobic, the sensation is almost identical to what you might be subjected to as that truck is heading for you.
Agoraphobia hypnotherapy is the most effective way to get to the source of the problem. Your subconscious mind needs to be accessed so that the underlying sensations that feed into your fear are realigned. With the slower brain wave patterns induced by hypnosis, a good hypnotist can relax you and help transform the fear based memories in your mind into appropriate and less frightening beliefs.
This fear may be overcome in an hour or in a few sessions. However, the level of panic can be reduced during the first hypnosis session and even this small step forward can improve a client’s life. Each agoraphobia hypnosis session can move them closer and closer to freedom from fear of crowds and open spaces.
Agoraphobia hypnosis can eliminate the irrational fear that something terrible is going to happen to you if you are outside or in a crowd. Hypnotherapy for fear of open spaces gets to the root of the problem by accessing the subconscious mind, where the irrational thoughts, feelings, and fears reside.
You can be free of these fears and enjoy life and being an active part of the lives of your friends and loved ones. Agoraphobia hypnosis can give back your freedom and eliminate your fear.
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