Uses of Hypnotherapy - Fears & Phobias
Hypnotherapy provides an extremely effective cure for fears and phobias as it provides the opposite of anxiety - deep relaxation. At the same time it teaches the mind a different way to respond to the feared object or situation.
Hypnosis for phobias works by detaching the stimulus (trigger object) from the emotional response (fear) and "updating" the brain with a new, more realistic response.
Some of the most common examples are fear of flying, fear of hights, fear of certain animals, fear of public speaking, fear of dentists or doctors and the list goes on and on.
Phobias affect as many as 12% of all Americans. They are the most common psychiactric illness in women and the second most common in men over age 25.