Fear is without a doubt among the strongest and most influential emotional responses we have, and it may act as both a protective and destructive force depending upon the situation. Obviously, fear may help us avoid grievous situations, triggering the fight or flight reaction when we feel threatened. Regrettably, this same reaction may likewise be triggered
Obviously, fear may help us avoid grievous situations, triggering the fight or flight reaction when we feel threatened. Regrettably, this same reaction may likewise be triggered when no true threat exists. We merely find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and anxious even once we know logically that no injury will come to us. For a lot of us, fear may become a serious hindrance in our lives, preventing us from getting a better job, meeting eligible life mates, seeking medical aid, or even venturing outside our houses in severe cases. Fear is among the basic reasons that individuals hold back on living the life of their dreams. Even if they intensely wish to produce better conditions, they might struggle with an overwhelming fear of failure, so they refuse to take risks as they might have to endure obnoxious results. In these cases, the peril of failure appears to outweigh the advantages of success, so they hold back and do nothing. Fear of success may be a mighty hindrance also, making individuals feel stressed and overwhelmed with the added duties that would likely come with greater success. They might fear not being able to handle those responsibilities, or worry that they‘d feel pressured to keep attaining the same level of success in the future. These fears are frequently enough to cause individuals to sabotage their own efforts, even when they sincerely wish to become more successful. Either way, fear is strong enough to paralyze most of us – whether the things we fear are true or imagined.
Have you ever felt like dread was preventing you from accomplishing your full potential in life? If so, you’re certainly not alone as fear is among the greatest obstacles that a lot of individuals confront when attempting to produce better life conditions. Below are a few of the most common ways that fear may hold you back: Fear may prevent you from making favorable changes. Occasionally fear may make even the littlest changes seem exceedingly uncomfortable. For instance, you might be deeply disgruntled with your job, but feel nervous or unsure about finding and applying for a more beneficial one. Or you might have always dreamed of purchasing your own home but worry that the responsibility would be too much to deal with. Fear may prevent you from breaking destructive habits. We all know that smoking, poor dietetic choices, excessive alcohol and a sedentary lifestyle are a recipe for ill health, but we frequently gravitate towards these habits as they help numb our anxious or awful feelings. If you’ve ever tried to break a bad habit like this, you know how nerve-racking it may be because suddenly you’re filled with anxiety and you don‘t recognize how to handle it. Fear may prevent you from taking risks. A lot of us shy away from risk, as we fear negative outcomes. For instance, you might hesitate to invest your cash, as you fear losing it, or avoid beginning a fresh relationship as you were so hurt by the last one. What most of us fail to recognize is that risk may likewise bring excellent rewards. Avoiding risk might help us avoid damaging possibilities but we likewise miss the excitement and joy that come from favourable outcomes.
Fear may prevent you from going after your goals.
Have you ever dreamed of doing something great but were never able to push yourself to accomplish it? Maybe you dreamed of being a stand-up comedian but feared the thought of oral presentation, or you desperately needed to be a bestselling writer but were too afraid to pen that novel loitering inside of you. Fear may prevent you from amplifying your life. Social anxiety is a different common way that fear may limit your potential. It might prevent you from attending networking affairs so your career or business can‘t grow decently, or you might avoid taking that much needed holiday to unwind and explore other cultures as you fear flying or being on a cruise liner. It‘s crucial to note that all of these fears are most often baseless. They’re simply a perception that things may go wrong – but that doesn‘t mean they will. Instead of attempting to force your way through the fear, you might find it simpler to explore a lot of ways that fear may be effectively released from your brain, emotions, and body. When you recognize how to release the fear, you merely handle it as you would any minor obstacle and then continue on your way to producing the best life you possibly may.
If you’ve ever held back on a goal or avoided taking action that would lead to a favorable outcome, you might have been fearful that you may fail. Fear of failure may be subtle because our brains can come up with endless excuses why it‘s not a great time to take a risk right now, or how the odds don‘t appear to be in our favour, etc.. It‘s difficult to believe that anybody may be afraid of success (isn‘t success usually a good thing?) but it‘s far more common than you mightiness believe. Most often it‘s not the success itself that individuals fear, but rather all of the duties and uncertainties that come along with success. If you worry that you won‘t be able to manage these things, you’ll resist putting yourself in a spot where you’d have to face them. Fear of rejection is commonly related to low self-regard, but might show up in subtle ways. You might attack others when a possible rejection is imminent; sabotage relationships so you may be the one who rejects the other individual rather than them rejecting you; or you might merely withdraw from social interaction to avoid the possibility of becoming rejected at all. This is another fear that’s connected to self-regard, and it frequently affects everything you do in life. You might prevent making changes to better your life; settle for a dissatisfying job that pays less cash than you’re capable of bringing in; or continuously sabotage your goals. If you don‘t trust you deserve to have better life circumstances you won‘t let yourself produce them.
We are only born with 2 fears, the fear of loud noises, and the fear of falling. All our other fears are learnt. As a baby, infant or young child we are pure subconscious and can easily pick up on the negative vibes of those around us. Consequently at this early stage of development we can begin to develop fears. Hypnotherapy can be a useful tool to help people get over their fears and anxieties (in fact it is the most common issue that I am asked to treat). These issues usually feel out of our conscious control and that’s because they are issues that reside within our subconscious mind. They are in effect, faulty programs. With hypnosis, I quieten the conscious mind and deal within the issue at the subconscious level, and simply change the program. Whether its a specific phobia or just anxiety in general, hypnotherapy can be a tremendously effective tool to eradicate this problem which may have held you down.