Almost everybody has a fear or anxiety; you are afraid of something.
However, in some people, this fear dominates their life and limits how they function on a daily basis.
Maybe they are no longer able to work or participate in a healthy social life.
The fear or anxiety is an obsession, something that governs your life and which you are consciously unaware of it.
In most cases, this leads to avoidance behaviour.
It is, as it were, a signal indicating “up here and not further”.
Physical ailments are often palpitations, sweating, dizziness and chest pain. Sometimes the stresses are felt throughout the body.
Fear, a positive phenomenon
Suppose we were not afraid and fear would not exist. We would risk our lives every day. Fears stop us from doing something.
When somebody has a fear of flying, then this person will not want to be on an aeroplane.
If that person does not step onto a plane, they will not be able to do anything. The fear has a “protective” function here, but it can be a problem if we have to be abroad regularly for work.
Anxiety disorders, irreversible anxiety
Some fears are useful:
If we are near a lion, we are afraid or afraid that the lion may eat us.
We have learned that these animals are big, strong and unpredictable.
The fear thus prevents us from getting too close to a lion.
But why would we also have the same fear with a spider of almost 1 cm in size?
We are aware that this creature cannot do anything to us.
Some people show intense emotions when seeing a spider. We are talking about an anxiety disorder, a fear that should not be.
When there is a fear of which the risks are nil or negligible, we speak of irrational fear.
Because we only suffer from it, it’s a matter of overcoming this fear. However, it seems to be deeper than we think and consciously trying to influence those feelings of fear is often not possible.
When we feel a positive feeling instead of an unwanted negative feeling, we feel calm, relaxed and comfortable, and fear is no longer present.
However, many ways lead to this goal, and every hypnotherapist has their approach.
In some practices combinations are possible, for example, treatment with hypnosis and NLP.