Fear of Thunder and Lightning Hypnosis

“I remember playing outside in the rain as a child. Why am I afraid of the weather as an adult?”

“Why does my heart beat so hard every time there’s a thunder storm?”

“Why does my child whimper and cry during a thunder and lightning storm?”

“I know the odds of me being harmed by lightning are low, so how come I still hide under the covers during storms?

Imagine living a life free of fear, free to go anywhere no matter what the weather happens to be….

Astraphobia is a fear of thunder and lightning. Brontophobia is the name for fear of thunder. For a phobia to be recognized to the point of having a specific medical term for it, the phobia likely has an impact on a great number of people. Luckily fear of thunder hypnosis and fear of lightning hypnosis are similar in technique so if you fear either or both together, then the same hypnotherapy program will be effective. The symptoms of astraphobia include panic, terror, dread, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, anxiety and trembling.

There is an atavistic element in being afraid of storms. From the days of cave people, there was a good healthy understanding that the elements can kill people and that a storm can destroy your home, the vegetation around you, and negatively impact your surroundings. Even today, with all the technology the world has at its fingertips, severe weather can decimate towns and cities.

It is no surprise to find that astraphobia is the third most common phobia. It usually begins in childhood. Sometimes however, it may not emerge as a fear until adulthood. For late blooming astraphobia, the circumstances might be a little different. There have been instances of people being struck and killed by lightning. If this happened to someone near you, lightning could easily become a terrifying experience.

Because fear of thunder and lightning is a natural human condition for a child to experience, it does not begin as phobia. With a calm adult presence, the fear can be contained from the very beginning. Acknowledgement of the weather conditions and then distraction to a more pleasant activity is the ideal way to cope with lightning and thunder. However, if the adults are nervous about thunder and lightning, then the child will pick up on that fear and the seeds of the phobia are then planted.

Hypnosis for a Fear of Thunder and Lightning

It is difficult to separate out the two factors – the thunder and the lightning – so that the actual element that causes the fear is discernable. Since thunder is followed by lightning, usually within seconds, the fear that sets in could be for the thunder or it could be simply that the thunder is a precursor to lightning and the fear is just anticipation of the fear. Treatment for both thunder and lightning is the best approach.

Astraphobia is not diagnosed until it has been present for more than 6 months. The sooner treatment begins, the sooner the issue is resolved. Hypnotherapy for a fear of Thunder and Lightning can access the subconscious and re-pattern the way a client responds. Using regression, the initial sensitizing event can be identified and the perception of that event can be changed. This in combination with suggestive therapy can remove the fear quickly and easily.

If you have a fear of lighting and/or thunder you should consider hypnosis as an option to help overcome your fear once and for all.

Eli Bliliuos is the founder of The New York Hypnosis Institute. He specializes in helping clients overcome the fear of lightning and thunder.

To learn more about hypnosis to overcome the fear of lightning and thunder, click here Fear of Thunder and Lightning Hypnosis New York

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