Hypnosis for Phobias and Fears

Hypnosis for Phobias and Fears

What are Phobias?

Many Americans struggle with irrational fears or phobias. The percentage of people with anxiety disorders has been on rise in recent years, and continues to grow according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Phobias are the types of fears where a person harnesses irrational panic in something that poses little or no danger. These reactions are often referred to as fears and phobias but we often use the term phobia with our clients to ease understanding.

Phobias often develop during childhood and become more severe during adulthood (although phobia can develop during adulthood as well). People often struggle with phobias for decades without knowing that hypnosis can easily treat them. Phobias can be characterized by unreasonably exaggerated fear; our patients with phobias often feel as if they have no control over their feelings of panic even if they know that their phobias are irrational.

Hypnotherapy for phobias operates by accessing the subconscious mind, where deep-seated beliefs and memories reside. We often find that our clients construct their lives around their phobias. When left untreated, phobias can incapacitate the victim in situations that cause fear.

*Individual results may vary; since every person is different some issues are resolved more quickly in some individuals than others.

Types of Phobias

We can characterize phobias according to these four general categories:
1. Natural environment—fear of heights, darkness, water, storms, etc.
2. Animals—fear of snakes, dogs, frogs, bugs, etc.
3. Blood injection injury—fear of injury, blood, injections, etc.
4. Situational—fear of flying, dentists, driving, public speaking, etc.
Regardless of the type of phobia, they are formed the same way subconsciously and manifest in similar ways. One can think of phobias as “mis-wiring” two unrelated things together resulting in the fallacious association between the object and the feeling.

Symptoms of Phobias

Following are the common symptoms of Fears and phobias

  • Trembling
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Racing heart
  • Blushing
  • Palpitations
  • Difficulty speaking

How Hypnosis Relieves Phobias

You probably already know that you experience hypnosis often when you’re in a relaxed state of mind. That focused state of relaxation you experience when you watch a movie or go for a long drive are examples of hypnosis. It is during this time that you are most susceptible to suggestions. Hypnotherapy for fear helps you overcome fear by reprogramming your reaction to situations that trigger fear. The techniques used by hypnotherapists vary from patient to patient, but hypnotherapists have the same goal: to detach the stimulus from the emotional response. Hypnotherapists will also teach their patients relaxation and visualization techniques to stay calm and relaxed.

Ava Evans Hypnotherapist For Fears and Phobias

Stop living in fear. Regain control of your life with hypnosis. Contact Ava Evans, an experienced hypnotherapist in Los Angeles. If you’re ready to embark on a journey towards emotional well-being and self-discovery, consider exploring the possibilities of hypnotherapy for fear and phobia at Hypnotherapy Los Angeles.

Ava Evans is amazing!! A friend of mine recommended her to help treat my stress and anxiety. I had never done any type of hypnotherapy before but boy was I pleasantly surprised. Ava made me feel so comfortable, set me up with the proper tools to cope with my stress and is all-in-all great therapist to work with. I now live stress free and most importantly have the tools I need to manage it when stressful times come about – as they do at times! I highly recommend Ava and have referred her to many friends that are all happy clients.

Amanda H.

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A Few Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnosis:

Please keep in mind that people suffering from psychosis, suicidal depression, or that are on medications for certain psychological stability should only be hypnotized by an experienced hypnotherapist with the client’s doctor or psychiatrist written permission.

If you have any other questions that are not answered here, please do not hesitate in contacting me at 818-314-5905.

Hypnosis is a natural, state of “altered awareness and increased suggestibility.” It is a relaxed state of mind often induced during our everyday, life. Being engrossed in a movie, novel, or missing your freeway exit is a common form of hypnosis. You experience hypnosis each night before you fall asleep.

Hypnotherapy is using hypnosis for vocational and avocational self-improvement. Ava Evans Certified Hypnotherapist, can with your permission through hypnosis, and using other modalities, change your negative programming, such as unwanted habits or fears, to desirable behaviors.

No one loses control under hypnosis, you are always in control and you cannot do anything in hypnosis you do not want to do. You are gently guided by your hypnotherapist into a deep comfortable level of relaxation and given beneficial suggestions that move you toward your goal.

Hypnosis is an effective safe intervention. You cannot get stuck in hypnosis, it is such a pleasant experience, most of my clients are disappointed when the session ends.

Anyone with the ability to concentrate and average intelligence can be hypnotized by a certified hypnotherapist, if they want to be.

Children respond exceptionally well to hypnotherapy. Some common uses are academic and athletic improvement, bedwetting (Enuresis), test anxiety and increased self esteem.

I work in the Los Angeles, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Agoura, Pasadena, Glendale, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica areas.

Hypnosis For Phobias and Fears

Ava Evans is a board-certified hypnotherapist in Los Angeles that offers therapeutic hypnosis to help you overcome Phobias and Fears. Call and schedule a FREE 20-minute in-person hypnotherapy session at any of her two locations.



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