07-19-2004, 07:17 AM
I'm kind of confused, so I might not be making much sense but I need feed back to be able to straighten out what I mean.
How is it possible to be scared and not know what you're scared of?
Like some kind of general fear of "doing things" which "could" be anything.
Everybody is an individual, so there could be different reasons for such feelings.
But let me ask you this: imagine, for a moment, that you're in a fancy restaurant where they bring around a tray of amazing deserts. You look them over and choose one, even though there are three that you really like. Why did you choose one over the other?
Maybe one looks better. But how could something look "better" than something else? They look as they look, but something in our unconscious mind says one is better than the other.
Or maybe one smells better than the others. But things smell as they smell, and you like the smells of all of them. Why choose one over the other at this time?
Perhaps that smell triggers something in your subconscious that makes you desire it today. What is that something? I don't know. But your subconscious knows, and if there were a way to communicate with your subconscious, perhaps we could find out.
Similarly, if you have "some kind of general fear of 'doing things,'" there is a reason. Chances are there is something in your subconscious that is telling your conscious that you in some way are "better" by having a fear of doing things. Why would it do that?
Well, I would suggest that the subconscious is sort of like a young child. Sometimes, children interpret things incorrectly and have to be told the correct way to understand what they are misinterpreting.
That's where hypnotherapy can really help. By directly communicating with the subconscious, a qualified and trained hypnotherapist can help the subconscious understand that creating the general fear of doing things is not needed, nor is it helping the ecology of the body.
As you have probably heard, "nature abhors a vacuum." To simply remove the old patterns will leave a "hole" that needs to be filled or else the subconscious may fall back into old patterns. That's why the hypnotherapist will give suggestions that will urge the subconscious to support new and positive attitudes and behaviors to replace the ones that are no longer of value.
07-19-2004, 07:36 PM
*fear* is a program we have in our mind. It is a responce we each create to help us respond under certain circumstances.
The normal starting point, or trigger, is a loss of security.
That *loss of security* may be from one event or many cumulative events, real or imagined (the inner mind which is responding doesn't know real from imagined).
Most of the time we are consciously aware of the event(s) but not always.
Hypnosis can find the cause and change it (them). NLP can be used to change the program regardless of the cause.
Both are useful tools.
07-20-2004, 09:43 AM
Thanks. I thought my question wasn't clear but I got clear answers.:)