Fear and Phobia
Anxiety, like worry, stems from a root that means “to choke.” And that is just what it does to us. Anxiety, unlike real fear, is always caused by uncertainty.
Face your fears and anxieties so they don’t become debilitating. Shift your focus to the positive emotions in your daily life, identify the causes of your fears and don’t ignore other parts of your life.
There can be no fear in knowing ourselves better. Our weaknesses make us stronger.
Hypnosis to treat Fear and Phobia
Hypnosis directly targets fears, anxiety and can help remove phobias. Our thoughts and feelings in relation to our fearscause anxiety, but it does not have to be that way. Hypnosis targets the fear and the stress and anxiety that the fearcauses and reprograms the subconscious mind to get rid of the negative association. It also eliminates the symptoms of the fear quickly. Many doctors prescribe medication to cover up the symptoms of fears without eliminating the actualfear. Hypnosis is a safe and natural method of treatment that gets rid of phobias permanently and quickly.
Hypnotherapy works by targeting negative thoughts and emotions in relation to a fear whether those memories are repressed or remembered. Few forms of therapy have the ability to do this.. Eliminating fears can have a positive impact on many lives.
What’s not good is the effects of fear on all of us. Most of us wear masks each day of our life whether we realize it or not. The masks hide our fears of failure, not being good enough, not looking cute enough, being smart enough or just fitting in with the crowd. We wear masks to hide what is authentically living within.
People who wear masks often avoid authenticity because they are scared of it. Over the past years of my focus on authenticity I have learned that there are a lot of people who choose not to be authentic. Many become so comfortable in their masks and feelings of fear that they don’t want to leave what has become familiar. Step into the person you know as you – it’s ok to be authentic and live joyfully.
Worry is a fear we manufacture – it is not authentic. We choose to worry about things; it does not come naturally to all of us. Most often, we worry because it provides some secondary reward (many of our behaviors that others or we consider to be bad habits also provide us with secondary rewards).
Worry is a way to avoid change – because when we worry, we don’t have to do much about the matter. Worry is a way to avoid admitting powerlessness over something, since by worrying; it seems we are doing something.
Worry is a cloying way to have connection with others, the idea being that to worry about someone shows love. The other side of this is the belief that not worrying about someone means you don’t care about them. Worry is a safe protection against future disappointments. Many believe that worrying about something will stop it from happening. The relationship between real fear and worry is analogous to the relationship between pain and suffering. Pain and fear are necessary and valuable components in our lives. Suffering and worry are destructive and unnecessary components of life.
There are two rules about fear. If you accept them, it can improve your use of it. Reduce your fear and may transform your experience of life.
The very fact that you fear something is solid evidence that it is not happening. Fear summons powerful predictive resources that tell us what might come next – it is that which might come next that we fear – what might happen and not what is happening.
For example, if you stand near the edge of a high cliff, you might fear getting too close. If you stand right at the edge, you no longer are fearful of getting close, you now fear falling. What you fear is rarely what you think you fear. There can be no fear in knowing ourselves better –our weaknesses make us stronger. With your intuition and logic better informed, you will have less unwarranted fears of things. You will harness and respect your ability to recognize the power within.
All students experience stress when preparing for and taking tests. However, when that anxiety gets in the way of your performance, it becomes crucial to take the time to overcome it. When your body feels stressed, your brain is affected and spatial memory weakens. When that stress is ongoing, it starts to impair your short term memory permanently. These overwhelming feelings of anxiety brought on by exams are counterproductive to the motivation they stir from. But don’t give up, we can help!
- Retain more information in less time?
- Take tests and exams with more confidence?
- Eliminate test-taking anxiety?
- Improve your test scoresnaturally?
- Increase your concentration and alertness?
- Let go of unnecessary distractions?
- Improve your ability to recall information?
Stress Free Test Taking
Hypnosis is known to help calm nerves before and during tests. Many of my clients, youth and adults, have used hypnosis for taking the BAR, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCLEX, SAT, ASVAB and passed it with total calmness… and so can you!
We know passing these tests may change the course of your career and life, and there is no reason why you cannot overcome the anxiety to follow your dream. Let us help you achieve your desire in becoming and pursuing your goals.
When preparing for a test, all of the information that you are studying is being stored in your subconscious mind. When you take the time to prepare for your test, the information that you require is recorded and stored in your subconscious mind. If you know the information, there is no reason for stress or anxiety. Since all the information is already stored, hypnosis helps you retrieve it easily and effortlessly. Just remember, taking the test is to validate to your instructor(s) that you already know the subject and how well.
We help you change the way you look at test taking. Assisting you into this deep, relaxed state to learn effective ways in retaining what you study and recall fully at time of taking the test – successfully and easily.
Fear of abandonment can drive other people you care about away from you. The insecurity fueled by fear of abandonment spoils enjoyment and squeezes the health out of your relationships.
There is usually a clear cause of fear of abandonment. Maybe you have had many ‘failed relationships’ where people have walked away from you. Perhaps you have gotten into the habit of becoming involved with people who are in some way unavailable and are more likely to leave you feeling abandoned. Then again, issues of abandonment may partially stem from feeling abandoned emotionally and/or physically as a child.
Fear of abandonment is a self-fulfilling prophecy
As human beings we all need people. Most of us experience fear being abandoned at some point. However, for those for who constantly suffer from the fear of abandonment are controlled by the fear resulting in destruction of relationships and social presence. Can you afford to have your life controlled by the fear of abandonment any longer?
If someone’s greatest worry is that they will ‘just be abandoned again’ or that people ‘always let you down in the end’ then they will tend to ‘live defensively.’ This means they will be constantly on the lookout for signs they are about to be abandoned. This may lead to over-controlling behavior in a relationship which in turn may leave them more likely to actually be abandoned. It is, in the truest sense, a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Fear of abandonment and ‘clinginess’
Fear of abandonment may have been making you overly clingy, behaving desperately and seeking intimacy too quickly in friendships and relationships.
When people overwhelmingly fear abandonment, they may feel that any wrong word they say or act of insensitivity on their part may cause a friendship or intimate relationship to come crashing down around them. They may feel they have to ‘tread on egg shells’ all the time and are prepared to put up with all kinds of bad treatment because they don’t want to risk being abandoned. They become emotionally blackmailed by their own over-sensitivity.
But, of course, relationships need to be relaxed, and we need to be able to speak our minds when appropriate and not fear being abandoned at the drop of a hat.
Unconscious reasons for fear of abandonment
If you felt abandoned when young, then your unconscious mind may be on the lookout for any tiny sign that it might happen again. This might be happening even if things are, in reality, secure. In this way your unconscious may be training you to match up current reality to past reality without realizing on an emotional level that you are stronger and more able now or that the fear is unjustified. This is like a bird whose cage door has been opened but who remains trapped inside because the changed circumstances haven’t really registered.
‘Overcome Fear of Abandonment’ will use deep relaxation to build your confidence as a person and make you feel more relaxed around relationships generally. Imagine when you can go from desperately needing relationships to merely wanting them as a compliment to your life.
Usually this occurs from events that have taken place in a person’s life. It stems from something in their subconscious that they can’t quite shake. It’s very serious and difficult to deal with.
Some of the most talented and intriguing people suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). First step is to realize that you’re not alone. You feel alone, but you’re really not. Suffering from anxiety can be quite scary and lonely feeling. It can affect a person’s social life, job, and change their entire life in general. It can, but does not have to, ruin your life no matter if you suffer from mild or extreme levels of social anxiety symptoms.
Social Anxiety Relief Exercises
- Practice eye contact. I think a lot of times when suffering from social anxiety disorder; it is a natural instinct to look to the ground.
- Learn to look into someone’s eyes and study their body language first.
- Don’t talk much and listen more. If you’re out, decide to listen more than talk. You don’t have to talk that much.
- Take small steps on greeting people.
- Don’t rush yourself. Do each step to the point where you feel reasonably comfortable.
- Fall in love. This definitely can help you. I believe falling in love allows one to find more confidence to face challenges in their life and gives you a sense of pride.
- Tell yourself everything is going to be alright. Suffering from social anxiety disorder is not a big deal.
- Find an alternative way to express yourself.
- Look directly in the mirror each day, and have conversations with yourself. You will feel ridiculous doing this. Which is a great test for yourself.
What Client’s Say
Liza holds a special place in my heart. Through her strength and support, she helped me overcome my greatest fears. Through hypnotherapy, I am proud to say that I now see the meaning of life and all the wonderful things it has to offer. Today, I am a new and energized individual.
How can I describe my feelings in a sentence except to say: I am grateful to you Liza. You helped me overcome my internal fears of taking this exam which as you know, I had failed five times before. Now I can pursue my career in directions I could not foresee unless I passed this securities exam. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
My son’s fear of the dark was gone after just two sessions.
What can I say! Thank you for helping me have the time of my life. Your sane words helped me conquer a foolish fear. And though I still don’t enjoy flying, I can understand why and I can get over it.