Necrophobia - How To Beat The Phobia Of Death

Published: 07th July 2010
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Necrophobia, the fear of death, is among the most common fears in the world. This serious fear affects many people and can develop regardless of a person's age, health, or personal beliefs. It is a fear that can have serious consequences on a person's life. People are frequently afraid of anything that can be associated with death, such as funerals and wakes, or less apparently, medical centers and horror movies. In extreme cases, the phobia leaves individuals frozen with fear. Although this fear is one of the most severe, through knowledge and treatment, sufferers can completely overcome this phobia.

Most of us can understand the fear of death and dying, but when someone experiences a phobia, they have more serious, life-altering feelings of fear that can disrupt their daily lives. Necrophobia itself can lead to feelings of dread, paranoia, and severe panic attacks. Phobia sufferers frequently feel terrified of situations under which they have lost control.

While some individuals experience the phobia all the time, in others, it is only set off by specific sights or events. For some individuals, the phobia may develop after a traumatic incident such as watching a loved one pass away. The phobia is marked overall by the sensation of a powerful, irrational fear of death, dying, and anything associated with death.

Necrophobia is not often as simple as it would appear. This is because the phobia is linked to pain, fear of illness, fear of the unknown, and other underlying worries that make it difficult to overcome. This obstacle can be handled by a treatment designed to work against several phobias. Such is the case with a good hypnosis and NLP program.

Anxiety disorders can be treated with a number of methods. Successful treatments include counseling and other forms of therapy such as hypnosis, NLP, anti-stress medication, and stress-relief techniques. Hypnosis used with with NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) techniques tends to have among the highest efficacy rates among the various treatment options because it utilizes various innovative methods for addressing fears and preventing anxiety.

A hypnosis regimen begins with anxiety fighting techniques that make the mind open to phobia-extinguishing suggestions. Treatment of anxiety and stress is a fundamental element of fear treatment because it is believed to be the first step in stopping anxiety attacks and preventing negative, fear-generating mental associations.

Systematic desensitization techniques utilized under the state of hypnosis are another effective mechanism of treatment. Under the hypnotic state, a patient is guided into imagery of fear-triggering situations and is taught how to release anxiety. After successful treatment, subjects are able to stay calm and rational under situations which normally trigger fear. Users also say that thoughts that normally lead to fear no longer cause them fear. Systematic desensitization can also be conducted without the use of hypnosis, but it then becomes a more challenging, time-consuming and involved process.

The NLP Visual/Kinesthetic Disassociation is often characterized as the most effective technique to terminate strong fears. This technique helps people "disconnect" their typical fears from the root, unconscious visualizations that trigger an anxiety attack, in a process that allows them to rapidly "snap out" of the sensation of fear. For this reason, programs with the V/K Disassociation are often termed "instant" phobia cures by their creators and patients alike.

Hypnosis therapy has utilized highly sophisticated techniques for fear treatment. Ericksonian hypnotherapy, so named after its creator, Milton Erickson, MD, has been successful in helping to re-shape the thought processes that cause a phobia. Using conversational language, it automatically guides the unconscious mind into a fear-free thought process. In a similar process, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is used to redirect the thought processes. With the NLP Flash, fear provoking thoughts will naturally be turned around to quell the negative feelings instead, resulting in automatic phobia relief.

Necrophobia can be successfully treated even when it is very severe. Counseling teamed with hypnosis can speed up the treatment process, while novel hypnosis techniques work at the unconscious level to end fear and anxiety. The non-invasiveness of hypnosis also renders it a safe treatment as it can reduce or end the need for anti-anxiety prescriptions. Phobia patients report dramatic and life-changing effects resulting from hypnotherapy. For many people experiencing the fear of death, hypnotherapy offers a good form of relief.

Alan B. Densky, CH spent 31 years to help clients overcome absurd fears. He offers a successful phobia CDs based on NLP and hypnosis. Learn more at his Neuro-VISION hypnotherapy website using his Free article index and video hypnosis index.

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