Do you Avoid Shaking People’s Hands?
Are You Constantly Worrying About Exposure to Germs?
Mysophobia hypnosis has emerged as one of the best cures for the fear of germs, or mysophobia. The diagnosis of the pathological fear of germs began with Dr. William Alexander Hammond in 1879. One of his patients who had an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) kept washing his hands. It turns out that the patient saw germs everywhere and the concept of mysophobia was born.
As well as the fear of germs, there is also the fear of dirt. Fear of germs hypnosis has been proven to be quite successful in treating this disorder. OCD is a complex condition and it is easy to incorrectly assume that a compulsive need to wash the hands and mysophobia are one and the same.
Hypnosis can help reprogram your mind and facilitate behavioral change.
The New York Hypnosis Institute 4 Step Fear of Germs Program Can Help You
- Identify When, Where, and What Triggers Your Fear of Germs
- Replace Catastrophic Thoughts with Truthful Statements
- Assist in Reprogramming the Way You Think About & React to Germs
- Teach Self Hypnosis for Daily Reinforcement
There is a distinct difference that needs to be addressed. It is important to make the distinction between hand washing to deal with germs and a compulsive need to wash your hands. There are different levels and forms of “dirt” ranging from literal dirt to bacteria, bacilli, and germs. People with OCD who continually wash their hands are focused on keeping their hands germ free. There is an odd feature to this as in recent years there is more emphasis on keeping our hands clean and germ free. Suddenly, a lot more people are using hand sanitizer on a regular basis and what might have once been considered a move towards OCD is now the norm.
Yet there is still a big distinction between following proven health directives like sanitizing your hands, and washing them endlessly to avoid germs. Fear of germs hypnosis or mysophobia hypnosis is one of the best ways to deal with the dilemma when it is clear that a phobia is present. It is easier to cloak the obsessive nature of being germ free when everyone is washing their hands on an ongoing basis.
Fear of germs hypnosis helps replace the negative subconscious thoughts which lead to stress and anxiety with more pleasant and positive subconscious thoughts and feelings. The NY Hypnosis Institute specializes in helping clients overcome fears.
Hypnosis is a natural state, that when achieved, allows your hypnotist to access your subconscious mind. When you watch a movie, read a book, or focus on a project at work and lose track of time, you are experiencing hypnosis. Once a client is guided into hypnosis, we at the NY Hypnosis Institute can then give positive suggestions directly to the subconscious mind.
Chances are something in your past is to blame. However, it’s not uncommon for the subconscious mind to blow things out of proportion, so you may not even remember the past event that has led to your current fear!
During a New York Hypnosis mysophobia hypnosis session, you can identify the event from your past that has been blown out of proportion. Your hypnotist can then reframe the way your subconscious mind perceives that event, allowing the fear and anxiety to be released. Essentially your hypnotist will teach your subconscious mind that those negative experiences from your past no longer need to impact you negatively.
We will identify the feelings and triggers you experience so that the suggestions given to your subconscious mind will be tailored to your specific challenge. With the combination of regression and suggestions the fear can be eliminated in just a few sessions.
A New York Hypnosis Fear of Germs session can retrain your mind to:
Eliminate your fear of germs completely
Provide you with the freedom to understand that you are not in danger just because someone accidentally sneezes near you
Allow you to shake people’s hands free from obsession about germs
Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person