Wednesday, June 6, 2012


A common reason that many people visit a hypnotist is to overcome debilitating fears and unreasonable phobias. They often feel out of control and that they are victims of circumstances.

Fears are a natural part of life.

Everyone fears something such as a being robbed or being hurt in an accident. This type of fear is not necessarily bad as it may prompt you to take precautions, such as locking doors or wearing safety belts.

Many fears develop during childhood, but fears can develop anytime. Some fears that develop during adulthood are caused by chemical imbalances such as a hypoglycemic reaction or allergic reactions, but many are the result of repressed memories. One indication of whether a fear is physical is the duration of the reaction.

Psychological reactions are usually triggered by anticipatory stress and become less intense once the anticipated event begins. Physical reactions tend to become more intense once the event is initiated.

If you experience fear strongly and/or frequently, you may begin to fear losing control. You can actually become afraid to feel the fear and go out of your way to avoid anything that might trigger it. When this happens, the fear has become a phobia. A fear may also be considered a phobia when you can feel the sensation of being afraid without even recognizing what first triggered that feeling of fright.

Whenever a fear or phobia gets in someone’s way, interfering with their lifestyle, or causing them to avoid something they would like to do, then it should be treated.

In mild cases, where a person recognizes the fear triggers and would like help controlling reactions, post-hypnotic suggestions can help you learn to control your breathing, slow your heartbeat, and achieve a more relaxed state of mind. This allows you to deal with problems in a calm and balanced manner.

More severe cases are often the result of a traumatic childhood event. Most of the time, the event can no longer be recalled by the conscious mind however, experiences are still retained in your subconscious. In these cases, the hypnotherapist may employ regression techniques.

Age regression is one of the most powerful tools available to the hypnotherapy client. With it, I can guide you back in time and help you re-examine any events or experiences that initially triggered a fear from a distanced and objective point of view. Once the cause is revealed, the fear of losing control dissolves. Control is once again recovered.

Once a sense of control established, repeatedly confronting and de-sensitizing the fear through hypnotherapy swiftly reduces and soon removes the fear.

*If you or someone you know would like help using guided imagery or visualization to reduce and eliminate unreasonable fears or phobias, and gain control over your life, you may contact Shanimah Ra – 810-599-8783 or email:

Disclaimer: Hypnosis cannot and should not stand alone as the sole medical or psychological intervention for any disorder. Hypnosis should not be used instead of appropriate medical, dental or psychological treatment. Any individual with a medical or psychological problem should first consult a medical doctor or psychiatrist for diagnosis and professional advice. Hypnosis should only be practiced by those who have been appropriately trained, who practice appropriately and within the scope of their training.