Pisan Mental Health Services - Onur Pisan, Certified Hypnotherapist
Do you have a debilitating fear that is affecting your life or causing you to feel embarrassed? Did you have enough and want to be free? We might be able to help!
A phobia is defined by the dictionary as an irrational fear of or aversion to something. This means that no matter how illogical or unreasonable a fear might appear to be to others, it will feel very real to the person experiencing it.
Most irrational fears are caused by "misinformation" of the subconscious mind about an object or situation. During the initial event when the fear is created (usually called Initial Synthesizing Event,) with the purpose of protecting the individual, subconscious mind decides that a situation or an object is dangerous or life threatening. Once this is accepted by the subconscious, it does everything possible to avoid that situation. Usually, the fear gets worse every time the situation is encountered and is reinforced by the subconscious mind.
Symptoms of fears of this kind could include not only negative emotions such as panic, dread, or terror but also bodily reactions such as increased heart rate, nausea or diarrhea, sweating, trembling, numbness or tingling, shortness of breath, feeling lightheaded, etc...
Let's look at an example. Two young siblings are chased by a dog at the same time. However, The first sibling develops a phobia of dogs and the second does not. When they are grown up they encounter a harmless dog at the same time. The first sibling may perceive the dog as a vicious predator while the other might perceive it as the humans' harmless best friend. Although both of the siblings have similar memory, their perception of the memory is different and therefore their reaction to a similar new situation. With the help of hypnosis, the First Sibling's feeling attached to that initial event could be neutralized so that it will perceived it as just another memory and not a life threatening event of the past.
Our Hypnotist uses several different techniques that can help with the situation including but not limited to Regression, NLP, EFT. Usually the goal is to "reframe" the memory and change (neutralize) the feelings associated with those memories so that next time the situation is encountered, subconscious will have a
Most fears can be resolved within 1 to 3 sessions. In most cases, no follow up sessions are needed.