Hypnotherapy to overcome claustrophobia. Claustrophobia is a fear of confined spaces and it is quite common. It affects a person s life at different levels. Person suffering from claustrophobia may find it difficult to use elevators, aircrafts and bullet trains. For some going underground, going under MRI scanner or being stuck in traffic jam can trigger the panic. Claustrophobia can develop at any age, but often first sensitizing event lies in childhood. Some incident in the childhood has been perceived as life threatening, and autonomous nervous system triggered fight and flight response, which creates following physiological changes:
- Increase heart rate and Blood pressure
- Dryness of the mouth
- Muscle tension
- Change in breathing
All these changes prepare the person to face the danger or run away. Anytime in future when similar situation occurs, subconsciously same response gets triggered.
Person suffering from claustrophobia recognizes it as irrational and exaggerated, but is unable to control the fear, since it is a subconscious behavior developed as a defense mechanism to save us from life threatening situations. On top of it, there is a fear of the fear that becomes quite overwhelming as time passes. Person is always worried about the future event and the embarrassment it brings.
How can Hypnotherapy and NLP help you?
With hypnotherapy and NLP you can free yourself from claustrophobia completely. It is powerful, effective and natural tool to overcome any phobia. Under hypnosis you will experience very deep relaxation. With powerful hypnotic suggestions you can change the inner picture of your fear. This will enable you to have more choices while responding to a similar situation in the future. You will be able to find the origin of your fear, create new beliefs and associations to be free from it.
Duration of Claustrophobia :
Often it requires 2-3 sessions to get rid of claustrophobia.