How to Overcome a Fear of Heights with Hypnotherapy
Fear of heights (Acrophobia) is a natural survival instinct. It is a feeling response to the sensation of height. It is normal to have it but it can also be debilitating when the feelings trigger stress and anxiety.
Fear of heights is a fairly common phobia that affects approximately 12% of the adult population. As previously mentioned, the feeling often manifests itself in people’s daily lives by causing panic attacks or a general state of anxiety when they are confronted with an object or location that triggers the feelings. Fear can also be triggered by balconies, escalators, bridges, and tall buildings. As mentioned in last month’s article, fear causes the body to release more adrenaline into the bloodstream.
The feelings that trigger these fears can possibly be traced back to a childhood event or an incident in adulthood that triggered the fear.
However, the fear can manifest itself in situations where there are no physical threats present. People who suffer from acrophobia avoid situations where they will be high up. They may refuse to climb a ladder, board a plane, or walk across a bridge. A person’s fear can profoundly affect their lives, as it can limit where they can go and what they can do.
Hypnosis and How It Works
Hypnosis is a powerful way to help people who are struggling with issues seemingly out of their control. These thoughts and feelings may be currently stored in the subconscious mind, When someone is hypnotized during Hypnotherapy sessions, they enter into a trance-like state and can be given suggestions on how to change their thoughts and feelings.
Hypnosis has been used for centuries as a healing technique. It was originally used by physicians from different civilizations, but it was only in the nineteenth century that hypnotism was recognized by mainstream Western medicine.
What’s very interesting is that children generally do not usually exhibit a fear of heights. It’s a very good question to ask yourself, as to why that is. You may see children on roller coasters or on skyscraper rooftops, and they may appear to be actually enjoying themselves, or even exuberant over the experience.
The only explanation for that is that between childhood, and later in life, our brain and memory are filled with experiences, good and bad. Many of these experiences can be unwantedly stored in your subconscious mind, only to come to the surface when the trigger presents itself.
That’s how we can help you now.
We unplug the conscious triggers from your subconscious mind so that they do not hold you back any longer. What a relief.
Hypnotherapy has been extremely helpful to thousands of people looking to overcome the whole gamut of fears and phobias. It’s achieved by inducing a hypnotic state, and you will be able to relax and feel more confident about yourself.
It has been shown that hypnosis helps the brain change its perspective on the situation. It also works by teaching new coping skills or creating new neural connections in the brain so a person can behave differently in certain situations.
How to Get Started and Move Forward?
Feel free to call the office and discuss your specific situation. It is very common, but we are all unique in many ways. We will tailor your sessions to fit you like a glove.
Remember, Hypnosis allows your mind to enter into a state of deep focus, which enables you to release all your worries and responsibilities for the time being. With hypnosis, you are in complete control of what happens in this state.
To learn more about what hypnosis is, click here.
Feel free to contact us and let your fears go.