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Hypnosis to overcome fears and phobiasin Massachusetts, New York & US.

Phobias

Are extremely common and are experienced by at least 11% of the population at some time in their lives. Some of the most common are fears of spiders, snakes, flying, birds, needles, vomit, fear of open or enclosed spaces (such as fear of lifts or fear of tube trains), fear of going out and fear of heights. Indeed, people can develop a phobic response to almost any situation.

What causes phobias?

Put simply, it is the sufferer’s lack of emotional control when thinking about, or being in the presence of their feared stimulus: the huge amount of stress and anxiety they are creating by the WAY they are thinking about their feared object or event. People with phobias nearly always attribute their fear to the stimulus itself; most people suffering from a phobia know logically that their response is irrational and unjustified. For example, a person with a snake phobia in Britain knows that there is no risk of them being bitten by a snake, and yet the thought of one can terrify them. The same to spiders. Likewise, a person with a fear of flying may know logically that it is the safest form of transport but still are terrified at the thought of it. How is this possible?

Most people don’t look ‘internally’ or at their own particular ways of thinking to try to understand or change their phobic response…and that’s where the answer lays. It is in the way that we misuse our imagination, often to imagine the worst-case scenario that creates and maintains our fear response. Phobics will also do their best to avoid the feared stimulus – and by telling yourself it’s so scary that you can’t even face it will have the effect of helping you to feel even more fearful and powerless in your emotional response.
Some of the more common phobias The Thrive Programme helps people to overcome include:
Arachnophobia – Fear of Spiders. Half of  women and 10% of men have a fear of spiders.
Agoraphobia – this involves intense fear and avoidance of any place or situation where escape might be difficult or help unavailable in the event of developing sudden panic-like symptoms.
Claustrophobia – Fear of being trapped in small confined spaces.
Acrophobia – Fear of heights.
Carcinophobia – Fear of cancer.

To gauge the degree to which your fear is affecting your life, ask yourself the following:

• Do I spend an excessive amount of time thinking about my fear?

• Does this fear make me do things the hard way, such as planning road travel so as to avoid driving over bridges, or walk the long way to the shops to avoid a neighbours dog? Does it prevent me from going on holiday to where I would really like to go?

• Is my fear affecting my physical condition?

• When I think of this fear does my pulse increase, do my hands shake, do I feel nauseous?

• Does this fear make me feel down or depressed?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are likely to have a phobia and The Thrive Programme will help you to overcome help to overcome fears and phobias in Massachusetts, New York & US.

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Hypnosis to Overcome Fears and Phobias in Massachusetts, New York & US.

Applied Positive Hypnosis is a new and innovative form of hypnotherapy, which focuses on genuinely empowering people to transform their lives. This unique form of hypnotherapy forms part of The Thrive Programme. Applied Positive Hypnotherapy is also grounded in the latest scientific research and brings together insights from clinical hypnosis and positive psychology. Many hypnotherapy sessions are shrouded in mystery and, although they may help an individual to reduce their symptoms, the person is left with the disempowering belief that the hypnosis or hypnotherapist ‘magically’ cured them. This leaves them reliant on a therapist to overcome psychological symptoms and problems in the future. Applied Positive Hypnosis comes from a different direction, dispelling the myths surrounding hypnosis and clearly explaining to you how hypnosis works and can be used to help you.

Applied Positive Hypnosis draws from The Thrive Programme and focuses on enabling people to build an internal locus of control, which is the belief that you have the power to shape your life, achieve your goals and overcome setbacks. Sessions are centered upon teaching people important psychological insights and skills so that they build self-esteem and resilience and are better equipped to face challenges. Hypnosis is used to help provide relaxation, reduce anxiety and to help individuals to visualise and rehearse successful outcomes in desired areas of their lives. As part of the process, clients are taught self-hypnosis, enabling them to help themselves and maintain the benefits of a hypnotherapy session. Applied Positive Hypnosis can enable people to make significant positive changes in just a few sessions.

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