Hypnotherapy for Anxieties, Fears and Phobias
Most fears are learned and are a response to a perceived threat. Fears can affect you both physiologically and psychologically. Hypnosis works well when dealing with fears such as air travel, dental work, test taking, and heights,
Anxieties can transform an otherwise normal day into a stressful experience. This can limit your accomplishments and activities. Through hypnotherapy you can learn to calm yourself with positive self talk, and feel more in control of your life.
Hypnotherapy for anxiety, fears and phobias is very useful; according to The British Psychological Society, hypnosis is a proven therapeutic medium to curb stress, anxiety, insomnia, and more. Let me help you feel more ease and comfort allowing you to experience more joy from life, and work productively.
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, phobias, and anxiety, but I often use the term phobia with my clients to ease understanding.
Phobias often develop during childhood and become more severe during adulthood (although phobias can develop during adulthood as well). People often struggle phobias for decades without knowing that hypnosis can easily treat them. Phobias can be characterized by unreasonably exaggerated fear; my 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.
Phobias inconvenience victims: acute anxieties can limit individuals’ activities. I often find that my clients construct their lives around their phobias. When left untreated, phobias can incapacitate the victim in situations that cause fear.
Types of Phobias
We can characterize phobias according to these four general categories:
1. Natural environment—fear of heights, darkness, water, storms, etc.
2. Animal—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
In addition to feeling extreme anxiety when exposed to a situation which triggers fear, common symptoms include:
- Racing heart
- 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 suggestion. Hypnotherapy 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.
Stop living in fear. Regain control of your life with hypnosis. Contact Ava Evans, an experienced hypnotherapist.
*As every person is different results may vary, some issues are resolved more quickly in some individuals than others
*For your protection, work on some issues may require a consultation and referral from a licensed physician or mental health professional.
If you are experiencing anxiety, fears and phobias and live in the Los Angeles, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Agoura, Pasadena, Glendale, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica areas, why wait another day?
“Do you ever experience anxiety? Do you ever wonder if there is a solution for it? I’ve experienced a tremendous amount of anxiety and stress throughout my life. I figured it was normal and one had to deal with it. So I dealt with it, until one day in my adulthood I could no longer manage it. When I started Medical School the pressure and stress increased tremendously. I started to experience panic attacks during exams. I was in seek for help and was introduced to a Meditation group on campus. Meditation helped me manage my stress and anxiety to a certain level. After completing the program I needed to take the National and State exam to become licensed. This was a very stressful chapter in my life and even though mediation helped manage my anxiety, my anxiety overwhelmed me during the national exam. Unfortunately I did not pass the first round. I was desperate in seek for help. Someone to teach me and give me the tools necessary to cope with my anxiety in the time allotted until my next exam. I went to seek a psychologist, told her my symptoms and she referred me to a hypnotherapist. I asked a few people and to my fate I was referred to Ava Evans. I started to notice changes within the first week. I started to observe the changes in my behavior and reactions to everyday life encounters. As the weeks went by, I was more at ease with practice test and my thoughts were calmer. My confidence started to escalate, my stress levels decreased and I was able to retrieve information effortlessly. I would strongly recommend Ava Evans to anyone dealing with problems that they want to overcome. There are solutions and professionals that have the tools necessary to help one get through things. It’s up to us to make that active decision to make the change and ask for help. I did and I am epically thankful to Ava Evans. ”
Yvonne Ramirez, PT, DPT
Certified Hypnotherapist In Los Angeles
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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.
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.
Anyone with the ability to concentrate and average intelligence can be hypnotized by a certified hypnotherapist, if they want to be.
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