Can hypnosis help your altophobia?
Sometimes called acrophobia, altophobia is the fear of heights stretched to an unnatural extent. Answering the question of can hypnosis cure your altophobia starts by understanding why this type of fear is present.
What is altophobia?
Being afraid of heights is one of the primary fears that people have with most being born with the fear. Extensive research with children, toddlers, and babies have demonstrated that the fear of heights is present from the beginning of life. While there are some people who seemingly do not have this fear, such as members of some Native American tribes, the truth is that all people are afraid of heights to a certain extent.
However, altophobia increases the level of fear to the point where it affects judgement. It can cause you to freeze, to not take appropriate actions, and even to panic. Altophobia is quite strong in those who are afraid of heights and in rare cases, a reaction may cause serious health issues. for the most part, altophobia affects your ability to travel, go to certain places, and live the lifestyle that you want when it concerns heights and their effect on you.
How hypnosis works
The treatments can be done with a therapist or using self-hypnosis to identify, understand, and quell your fear to manageable levels. Hypnosis can be performed alone or combined with other proven treatments so that you can go on airplanes and look out the window of from tall buildings without being unnaturally afraid.
Effective: Hypnosis works to cure your altophobia by directly addressing your response to the fear that you feel. This is because hypnosis goes directly to your mind and alters how you perceive the fear that altophobia causes which means that you take control. The sessions start to work quickly, and you can use self-hypnosis from time to time if ever the fear of heights rises again.
Safe Sessions: Hypnosis does not use any drugs nor have any unwanted side effects. It is one of the best methods to help control fear and does so without drawbacks that you find in certain other treatments. Plus, you can combine hypnosis with other methods of dealing with your fears easily. This makes hypnosis one of the best means of treating altophobia.
Inexpensive: Hypnosis treatments are not only safe and effective, they are inexpensive as well. The treatments are designed to be effective while staying within your budget. For those who believe that hypnosis is only for the wealthy, it is one of the most accessible and affordable treatments available.
The answer to the question of can hypnosis cure your altophobia is yes, if you understand that this type of treatment reduces the fear to manageable levels. This means that you control your fears, not necessarily abolish them with hypnosis. Fear of heights is a good thing as it warns of potential danger and heightens reactions to prevent slips and take the appropriate actions. But too much can be detrimental to your health and wellbeing, which is why hypnosis offers a powerful treatment.
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About Biodun Ogunyemi
Biodun Ogunyemi is the founder of Optimind, one of the leading hypnotherapy practices within the UK. He has practised on Harley Street and is an experienced hypnotherapist, trained to the highest level in advanced hypnotherapy and NLP and is the author of over 180 hypnosis products.