Does the thought of taking a vacation alone stress you out?
Then you probably need to do it. Immersing yourself in a fear can transform it. And that is what we want, that fear moved UP and OUT. Exposure therapy* is the concept of becoming familiar with the thing that creates a fearful feeling. The result is releasing the emotional feeling behind a fear. The more you release the BIG F: fear, the less your buttons get pushed in future similar stressful situations.
How does exposure therapy work?
“Overcoming fear is about learning to predict and, when possible, control the feared object or situation. During exposure therapy one learns how to approach the feared object or situation, so that it is no longer unpredictable and uncontrollable, which makes it far less threatening.”
If fear is stopping you from fully enjoying your life, consider hypnosis.
Hypnosis is used to have the person do the exposure in an imagined state. (The subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between a real and imagined state). Hypnosis speeds up the process, so a person can over come their fear more quickly and also safely. Hypnosis helps a person take that first step.
Tip #16 for stress relief-
Do something you are afraid to do, face it and defuse it.
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Dallas Hypnotist Valerie Grimes provides a fun and easy approach to creating new healthy habits for losing weight, sleeping better, dealing with stress and getting more exercise. This is tip 16 of 52 weekly tips she created to assist you in Turning Over A New Leaf.