What kinds of things still go "bump in the night" for you?  Does going up in an outside elevator make you dizzy with fear?  Or how about looking over a balcony?  Does your heart start beating faster?  How about animals?  Do you back away from snake cages, or scream when you see a mouse?  Or maybe its a barking dog that "brings you to your knees".  Do you panic in water over your head, or break out in a sweat just looking at a roller coaster?

Why is it that some people have no difficulty with these kinds of experiences and others are stopped "dead in their tracks"?  These and other similar reactions, known as phobias, are patterns of belief taken on by some of us, typically during early childhood conditioning.  For most of us this happened so many years ago that we have all but forgotten how we learned to be so terrified.  Additionally, often the incident itself doesn't seem logically to relate to the phobia, which makes it all the more difficult to resolve on our own.   Who could ever imagine that fear of heights could relate to a near-drowning incident?  One would imagine an accident involving water would create a fear of water, not of heights.

The beauty of hypnotherapy is that it is able to bypass all the so-called logical explanations for a particular belief, attitude or behavior, and get to the actual root cause, no mater how odd it might appear.  Hypnosis creates an atmosphere of deep relaxation and sharp focus at the same time.  The relaxation allows your memory banks to open and the focus helps you to peer deep inside and find the true cause of your fears and phobias.  With new clarity regarding the issue, you are able to ascribe new meaning to the incident, and in so doing, modify your belief and resolve the fear.

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