By tapping into, and programming the inner mind, you can overcome claustrophobia with hypnotherapy. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), the root cause of claustrophobia is fear and anxiety. This combination of fear and anxiety changes the way a person sees enclosed spaces.
Claustrophobia, the fear of enclosed spaces, can occur at any time— even in areas not typically thought of as small. Fear causes the person to see the world differently. In their minds, people who fear enclosed spaces will view those areas as small, dangerous, and confined — even when others might not view those spaces the same way. Because of past experiences, someone with claustrophobia may see enclosed spaces as much smaller than they really are.
This fear of closed spaces can make life difficult. For instance, it may make someone unable to enter elevators, use x-ray machines, or sit in a windowless office because of their fear. Fortunately, a fear of enclosed spaces can be overcome with hypnosis.
You can Overcome Claustrophobia with Hypnotherapy
If you find that enclosed spaces are frightening, hypnotherapy can conquer your fears. Here are some ways hypnosis can change how you see the world.
Memories and Triggers
At the heart of claustrophobia is fear and anxiety. And at the root of that anxiety is a trigger from a memory or past experience. Hypnosis can access your subconscious, where memories are stored. With the help of a hypnotist, you can locate the memories that trigger your fear.
A hypnotist can change how you react to that memory, changing how you see the past. Instead of feeling fear, a hypnotist can reframe your past, allowing you to see it with less anxiety. With hypnosis, triggers and memories no longer have a hold on your emotions. The world becomes a less hostile place. You can use hypnotherapy for a fear of elevators, tents, and bathroom stalls —anywhere you feel afraid.
How You View the World
Hypnosis can also help you change the way you see your environment. Just like a mirror might make things look “closer than they appear,” your mind makes you see spaces as smaller than they appear. Because of your fear, your mind sees enclosed spaces as tinier than they actually are.
A hypnotist can provide you with visual imagery and suggestions that make the way you see small spaces more realistic. This allows you to view your environment more accurately.
Fear and Anxiety
You can overcome your claustrophobia with hypnotherapy. Hypnosis treats your fear and anxiety. Very often, our mind can get into the habit of following negative thought patterns. Hypnosis can program the mind to stop following negative thoughts. Instead of getting out of control, hypnosis can train a fearful mind to relax and stay calm. Hypnosis puts you back in charge of your fears.
Breaking Free of Claustrophobia with Hypnosis
Whether it’s riding on an airplane, lying in a bunk bed, or standing in a closet, a fear of enclosed spaces can occur at any time. It can keep you from doing the things you love and living the life you want. Hypnosis lets you see the world as wide open. With hypnosis, you can break out of the confinement of claustrophobia.