According to the Merriam Webster online dictionary: Fear is an unpleasant, often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger and accompanied by increased autonomic activity.
Notice this definition uses the word anticipation of fear. Sometimes this is not based in reality but in our perceptions and distortions from past experiences. This can cause a person to experience anxiety. Anxiety is not an emotion; it is a symptom of the emotion fear. The definition of anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease about an event or something with an uncertain outcome.
As you can see, the terms fear, worry and anxiety are often interchangeable. For many people, fear and worry have blurred lines. They move in and out of both quickly. It can be habitual. Experiencing this can greatly impact your view on life, your confidence levels, and can sabotage your potential for personal growth. It doesn’t matter what the fear is, if it is affecting your life in a negative way and holding you back from full enjoyment, then it will benefit you to take some time to learn the initial cause and release it. You cannot do this by ignoring it. It will keep showing up, your fear will get bigger and your world will get smaller.
We know that we can unlearn this reaction because of new research in regards to Neuroplasticity, (changes in neural pathways and synapses due to changes in behavior, environment, neural processes, thinking, and emotions). If you practice techniques to react differently to certain situations, then you are actively rewiring your brain and how you think.
As you learn to manage your subconscious mind you will to learn to trust your internal alarm system again. The trust will help you gain confidence and know the difference between real or imagined danger. This is you taking charge of your mind and imagination.
Hypnosis is a great way to help you make this change and take charge of your mind. If you would like more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call the office at 407-497-5285 or click the button below to reach us via email.