Agoraphobia is undeniably an uncomfortable and restrictive affliction to suffer from. Its reach is great and impact upon one‚Äôs life can be huge. Agoraphobia can begin as a feeling of not being comfortable in certain specific situations but it can grow to encompass everything that takes place outside of one‚Äôs own front door.
Simple things that other people take for granted can become uncomfortable, terrifying or even completely impossible, depending upon the severity of agoraphobias grip upon you. Walking to the corner shop to buy a newspaper can cause you to erupt in cold sweats, crossing a road can become totally terrifying, or a recreational park can become a horror movie in your mind.
I doubt that anyone who has not experienced agoraphobia can really appreciate the length or breadth of its grip. Even then each individual experiences it in his or her own way. Each agoraphobic person will have their own set of circumstances that trigger their fear and their own patterns of response and coping mechanisms.
Some people avoid situations whilst others grit their teeth and make themselves face their horrors. But whatever methods a person employs in his or her attempt to cope with agoraphobia it is neither comfortable nor easy. No matter how much will power you have you simply cannot will the fear away. In fact the more you try to will it to go away, the worse the fear tends to get.
It doesn't help to know that your fear is not logical. You know that in the grand scheme of things that to walk down the road or to cross the park is logically speaking a fairly safe thing to do. But intense fear simply takes over even as you think about it, before you even take one step outside the front door. This feeling is not logical. It is emotional and it is automatic. It just happens.
This tells us one very important fact. This fear, this phobia is (like all phobias) triggered and powered from within the subconscious mind. It is not consciously and logically driven. No amount of logic will therefore overcome agoraphobia. You have to find a way to get into the workings of your subconscious mind to find those phobia triggers and relieve them.
Hypnosis provides an ideal method to do just this. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that allows you to access your subconscious. You can use hypnosis simply by listening to a hypnosis mp3 safe in the comfort and security o your own home. This latter point is of course very important to someone who suffers from agoraphobia and cannot easily step outside his or her home.
With hypnosis you can access the subconscious mind and make suggestions to change the triggers to a phobia and the automatic patterns of reaction. Hypnosis allows you to get into the part of your mind that triggers and creates these automatic patterns of behavior and emotional reactivity.
Most people do not even think to try hypnosis, mostly because they are not aware of its efficacy and validity as a therapeutic aid. I therefore urge you to seek out scientific medical research into its use. You will soon see that it is indeed a very effective form of therapy and ideally placed to help cure agoraphobia.
Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnosis mp3 downloads to help cure phobias, including agoraphobia.
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