Fear and Phobias

How Can You End Your Fears or Phobias?

Fear and Phobias - Divine Mind InstituteYou actually don’t want to end all your fears.

Everyone experiences fear at various times throughout their lives, it’s a natural, and very helpful human emotion. It is part of our instinct for survival as it warns us and helps prepare us to deal with danger, or what we perceive as danger.

Many people even enjoy a certain amount of fear; they enjoy the rush they get from an exciting activity, such as skydiving, or or a frightening movie.

Fear becomes a problem, or a phobia, when it begins to inflict severe anxiety…anxiety that causes you to make abnormal changes in your life.

What is a Phobia?

  • Phobias often begin in childhood.
  • Phobias are extreme, irrational fears about things or situations that actually don’t pose a threat.
    • Phobias can be developed about almost any thing or situation.
  • When a phobia becomes too bad, you will do almost anything to avoid it.
    • People who suffer with agoraphobia, will often stay home, never leaving the safety of their house in order to avoid facing the situation that brings them their anxiety.
    • Phobias can change your life…changing your quality of life.
  • Phobias can cause panic attacks which are often manifest by:
    • Feeling dizzy or ready to faint
    • Having difficulty breathing
    • Stomach tension or pain
    • Shaking and trembling
    • Racing heart or pain in the chest
    • Feeling overwhelmed

Types of Phobias

Phobias are a fairly common disorder, in fact about 1 out of 9 people have some type of phobia. Here are just a few:

  • Fear of heights – Acrophobia
  • Fear of blood – Homophobia
  • Fear of obesity – Obesophobia
  • Fear of being closed in – Claustrophobia
  • Fear of sunlight – Heliophobia
  • Fear of Sleep - Divine Mind InstituteFear of sleep – Somniphobia
  • Fear of cattle – Bovinophobia
  • Fear of dying – Thanatophobia

For a more extensive list go to Wikipedia

Where Can You Get Help?

If you have a phobia that is causing you intense panic, fear or anxiety you should consider getting treatment.

Conventional medicine will often prescribe antidepressants for those suffering with extreme phobia, but really, who wants to live the rest of you life depending on prescriptions to get you through the day.

Hypnosis can help you eliminate your phobias. Hypnotherapy and NLP use time tested techniques to help you release memories, old ideas or hidden triggers that will help you become free from those things that bring on your anxiety.

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Free From Smoking

Wouldn’t You Like to Be Free From Smoking?

Free From Smoking - Divine Mind InstituteEveryone understands that smoking is a bad habit, one that makes you dependent both physically and psychologically.

It’s unbelievable how many Americans smoke, how many have quit – only to start again, and how many would like to quit.

For those of us who don’t smoke, we wonder what it is that is so enticing about a cigarette, why don’t smokers just quit?

Even though you may want to, you can’t just quit!

Smoking has been called a stubborn habit, one that can be very difficult to overcome, but when you understand the benefits of quitting, you should be inspired to give it your best effort.

Benefits of Quitting

  • The top benefit is better health…
    • No more smokers cough
    • Lower risk of emphysema or lung cancer
    • Lower risk for cardiovascular disease
    • Lower cholesterol by eliminating nicotine
    • Better oxygen intake
    • Less risk of coronary thrombosis
    • Lowered risk of bladder cancer, cervical cancer, kidney cancer and pancreatic cancer
    • Improves high blood pressure

I would say these benefits alone are worth quitting, but there are others…

  • More money in your pocket. Cigarettes are expensive, Depending on how much you smoke, if you quit you could save a few thousand dollars a year.
  • No more smell…you won’t leave a trail of stale smoke wherever you go.
  • More time. You won’t have to spend all your free moments running outside to have a smoke break, you can actually spend your time being productive or building relationships.
  • No more smokers’ breath or yellow teeth.
  • Healthier looking skin and appearance.

Hypnosis Makes Quitting Possible

Free Yourself From Smoking - Divine Mind InstituteWhether this is the first, the third or the tenth time you’ve tried to quit smoking, it can be your last, it can be for real.

When you are addicted or dependent upon something, especially nicotine, you lose a certain amount of control over your own life.

Using the time tested and proven techniques of NLP and Hypnosis can put you back in control. Your sub conscious is a powerful tool, and once you tap into its power and understand why you do what you do, you will be able to quit smoking or any other undesirable habits you may want to overcome.

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Think Thin

Think Thin and Stay Thin

Think Thin - Divine Mind InstituteIt’s been an effort, but you have lost the weight…the question is: “Can you keep it off?”

Weight loss and keeping the weight lost is a challenge for so many Americans. Most diets are only temporary “fixes”, that leave the dieter hungry and eager to return to their former eating habits. The problem is, those are the habits that originally caused the excess weight gain.

In order to keep the weight off, new life skills must be learned, skills that will make you feel good about yourself, help you be successful and help you think thin. Hypnotherapy can help you recognize and understand those things that will help you achieve your goals.

Why don’t diets work?

Medical professionals and experts  recommend you lose between 1-3 pounds per week. But most people are very anxious to shed those unwanted pounds, so they try crash diets and diet aids that claim quick results. Losing weight faster than recommended can cause:

  • Muscle loss
  • Hair loss
  • Injury to heart and other organs
  • Gall stones

If you consider the fact that your weight gain happens slowly, it stands to reason that it is safer for it to come off slowly.

Why do You Gain Weight?

  • We often eat because of habits…it’s noon, time for lunch. The question is: Are you hungry?
  • We eat for the comfort food can give us when we are feeling stressed, depressed, nervous or anxious.
  • For people trying to stop smoking, food becomes a substitute for cigarettes.
  • Lack of exercise. Weight gain occurs when we eat more calories than we expend, regular exercise can help burn the extra calories.
  • Weight Gain During Pregnancy - Divine Mind InstituteBelieve it or not, aging can help cause weight gain. Many people, as they age become less active and lose calorie burning muscle, which is typically replaced with fat.
  • Many women gain weight during pregnancy.
  • Boredom is a big culprit for weight gain.

Think thin and stay slim…it can be done!

Hypnosis, together with NLP is an effective way to to begin thinking in a new way. By tapping into the power of your subconscious mind you will be able to learn and implement tools to help you eat healthier, enjoy doing it and keep the weight off.

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