Misophonia

Can Hypnotherapy Help Misophonia?

Misophonia-Divine Mind Insititute“If I hear that sound again, I’m going to scream!”

“Stop making that noise…it’s driving me crazy!”

There are sounds that each of us prefer not to hear…squeaking chalk on the chalkboard…but Misophonia is a condition that is far beyond that.

Misophonia is kind of a funny word, but it’s definitely not a funny condition! It’s an extreme sensitivity to different noises or sounds, not just a mild irritation.

About the Sounds and Noises:

The sounds don’t have to be loud or grating, they are noises we hear everyday. They are typically noises made by other people, and can be as simple as someone clearing their throat, eating or drinking.

These noises can cause you to become irritable, irate and even sometimes irrational.

People who struggle with it often feel:

  • Anxious
  • Angry
  • Depressed
  • Disgusted
  • Rage
  • Stress
  • Panic

These sounds can cause you to avoid people or situations, and if you’re in a situation and the offending noise begins, you might find yourself trying to escape or worse yet, being offensive to the person causing the sound.

Misophonia Interview on 20/20


In the interview it was mentioned that this condition is probably caused by the way the brain is processing the sounds. What better reason to use hypnotherapy, a treatment that works with your subconscious mind?

During your hypnotherapy session, you will be in a relaxed state, where together we can discover what triggers are causing your reaction to specific sounds.

You need to know you are not imagining things, you are not alone and you’re definitely not going crazy! Misophonia is real, and you can get help.

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Social Anxiety

Does Social Anxiety Keep You From Enjoying Life?

Social Anxiety - Divine Mind InstitutePeople who suffer from social anxiety struggle with being extremely self-conscious and insecure. They feeling unreasonably afraid of being in social situations because they worry that others will be watching, criticizing and judging them.

The fear that they will be humiliated by making mistakes in front of others can lead to anxiety, panic attacks, great distress and ultimately avoiding as many social situations as possible.

What types of activity causes the anxiety?

The things that most often create stress in people with social anxiety are regular everyday activities and they usually stress over more than one :

  • Having a conversation on the phone
  • Drinking or eating in public
  • Having all “eyes” on them
  • Trying to interact during a date or a party
  • Speaking in public
    • Asking or answering questions
    • Making reports
  • The use of a public restroom
  • Making eye contact with people

If you struggle with a social anxiety, you are not alone, approximately 15 million adults in the United States alone know how you feel. You may experience:

  • Dry mouth
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Increase in heart rate
  • Tense muscles
  • Sweaty or clammy palms

Can Hypnotherapy Help You overcome Social Anxiety?

Feeling a bit nervous or shy over different situations is perfectly normal, but these feelings should not be excessive and cause you to change or interfere with your life.

Using hypnotherapy you can be free to enjoy your life. By unlocking the power of your subconscious mind, you will be able to discover the reasons that have caused you to develop your anxieties.

Then as you are physically and mentally relaxed, your subconscious will be willing and able to accept  positive suggestions that will help you take back control of your life.

Just imagine just how wonderful it will be when you are able to:

  • Overcome Social Anxiety - Divine Mind InstituteMeet new people
  • Go to social gatherings
  • Enjoy a meal at a restaurant
  • Stop worrying that you’re being judged and criticized

 

Make today the day you begin to enjoy life again

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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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