We all experience fear in our lives. It’s natural, after all. Our mind is responding to a perceived danger. Fear becomes a problem, though, when it starts to take over our lives. Fears become phobias when they recur on a regular basis, and they often manifest via physical symptoms that include sweating, fast heartbeat, nausea, and more.
COVID-19 has changed the modern world. Moving away from the pandemic has been a struggle for many. Phobias that existed before the pandemic have been cemented, and some people have experienced new phobias as a result of COVID-19. For instance, many people are nervous about taking part in what used to be common, everyday activities – going to school, work, restaurants, and more.
Hypnosis teaches us the brain does not need to have a panic attack. De-traumatization is the goal with hypnosis for fears and phobias. Relaxation in these kinds of social environments over time, as guided by hypnosis, can lessen the effects of crippling phobias.