NYC Hypnosis For Phobias
A Phobia is a n irrational fear .. a fear of a fear ….. of a specific object or situation. It could be a phobia of bugs, spiders, heights, elevators, giving blood, getting an injection for a doctor, going to your dentist, being in a crowd ….. and this fear when no fearful situation is actually present is excessive, unreasonable, irrational, and exaggerated.
When you have a phobia … or a phobic response as it is called, your anxiety is triggered by either a presence or a thought, but more than likely, the anticipation of the feared object or situation, eg. Someone says there’s a spider. Your anxiety response spikes and interferes with your normal functioning, productivity. Devastates the enjoyment of your life. You live in fear of the experience. You avoid certain places, certain actions.
When you are exposed to the phobic stimulus , what occurs is an immediate anxiety response, which can take the form of a Panic Attack (DSM-IV-TR). As a result, you begin to avoid the phobic situations, because if exposure does happens, you go through the situation anxious.
What plagues most New Yorkers is called “Social Phobia”. Where you have a marked and persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations in which you are exposed to people you are not familiar with or you think you will be judged (DSM-IV-R). You have this underlying, heart throbbing fear that you will act in such a way that will humiliate or embarrass you.
Phobias are negative ways of coping with situations that have created exaggerated, unproductive responses and have evolved in an attempt to reduce anxiety. The S.C.R.I.P.T.S. Method of Phobia Removal is to get to the root of the problem and to dissapate the underlying anxiety taping into the creative powers of the imagination to rescript the attached emotional response that causes you to have an anxiety reaction.
This approach changes the symptoms where your mind visualizes these past memories as a learning experience with the new feeling of choice installed. You feel good. After a while, many of our clients forget they had a problem in the first place. The old saying, “Out of sight … out of mind” as you live your life to your full potential.
Our Hypnosis Sessions at Professor Petrocelli’s Original NYC Hypnosis Center are biased toward achieving the results you want. We don’t DO HYPNOSIS … we create changes. Changes that are productive, powerful and basically, give you the freedom to live your life focused on the core values of Freedom, Happiness and Purpose.
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Fears and phobias, enough to scare the bejesus out of you. Phobias are an irrational fear, a fear of a fear, not a real fear. Which means the stimulus doesn’t have to be present to evoke the resulting symptoms. Sometimes just the thought, the imagination or the hallucination of the mental irritant will cause one to panic, hyperventilate … simply put, freak out.
Fear of Heights Phobia Hypnosis - This is one of the strangest phobias because according to the Medical profession, it is learned. Research points to Native American Indians who have no fear of heights and because of that, occupy many jobs where being on high scaffolding, buildings, or bridges make them the suitable employee.
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The National Institute of Mental Health says in their empirical research (however they tabulate their results is surely uncertain) that almost 20 million American people are suffering from one or more phobias. Now, that’s a scary thought to me. But again, its just a statistic, there could be millions more or less as the body is able to produce a phobic response in milliseconds.
Acrophobia, which is the Fear of Heights.
When that thought of being up high, on a mountain, or in an elevated building elicits a fearful or phobic or panicky response.
Claustrophobia – Fear of Small Spaces, like in an airplane, elevator or enclosed room
Especially when a door is closed or there is a perceived fear one will not be able to escape.
There is a large range of responses t
Nyctophobia – Fear of the Dark or more aptly put, Fear of the Unknown.
Take away our sense of sight which many rely so heavily upon and put someone in a familiar situation and the scenario takes on a new meaning.
We know respond by shifting to other senses which may not be preconditioned to respond in a resourceful manner.
All of these phobic responses are basically a response mechanism. An attempt to protect the organism, even if the protection is not beneficial or hurtful.
These are just the top (again, according to scientific studies which again are fallible) phobias. We will discuss more in future blog posts and examine the strangest, most bizarre phobias: Like a fear of Santa Claus, peanut butter or nose hair. Yes, anything visual, auditory or kinestetic can evoke a phobic response.
Hypnosis at our NYC Hypnosis Clinic is used to desensify the phobias by replaying them with your adult wisdom in a way that allows you to experience life with that of an adult mind.
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