Confronting Your Fears

Fear can hold us back. It keeps us back from realizing our full potential, from doing the things we love and are most passionate about and urges us to stay put and quiet. We all have passed on a one of a kind chance because we were too scared to face it. What everyone is scared about differs, but the feeling they undergo remains the same. Sweaty palms, dry mouths and that queasy feeling in your stomach is something almost everyone goes through. It affects some people more than others, but one thing everyone agrees on is how they just wish they could get over it. This not to say that fear is bad. Fear is a primitive instinct that exists to protect us from harm by warning us. The fear feeling that warns us to stay from a snake is for our sole benefit, but constant fear that keep us too paralyzed to enjoy life can cripple and wreak havoc on your life.

The most common types of fears are Arachnophobia; the fear of spiders, Ophidiophobia; the fear of snakes, Acrophobia; the fear of heights and the fear of flying. The first two can be put down to a natural instinct against deadly animal predators but the other two fears can play havoc in your life especially in the current world where there is a higher chance of you entering a tall building frequently or expected to fly quickly from one country to another country or to another state. Thankfully humans have come a long way in the last few decades and major strides have been achieved in understanding the brain and how to help people get over their fears. One of the most common and efficient ways to confront your fears is to use hypnotherapy for phobias.This technique is where hypnosis is used to treat a person’s fear. Hypnotherapy for phobias is a proven method that has shown positive results every time it is used. It is a method where direct communication with the sub conscious mind is used to change your thoughts about your particular fear creating more peaceful thoughts and ideas around it.

Another recommended method is to talk to someone close about you fears, however tiny they seem. People refrain from talking about their fears because they do not want to be judged, looked down or even made fun of, so find someone you trust, a close friend or family member or a counselor. Talking to people can remove a large burden from your chest, and they can and will encourage you to face your fears and help you when you are working on it.