Treating Brontophobia With Hypnotism

Millions people everywhere have a fear of thunder and lightning, a widespread condition called brontophobia. For as long as this phobia has existed, we have been looking for ways to overcome it. Today, there is a variety of treatment options used. To help defeat this phobia, professionals call for certain hypnotherapy techniques that are proven effective in dissipating anxiety and fears.

Brontophobia sufferers experience an irrational fear of thunder and lightning. Loud, startling thunder and flashes of lightning can set off nervousness and anxiety attacks in people with brontophobia. Other signs include a racing heart, perspiring, and a strong sense of fear, to the point where a person becomes sick.

For many, the fear of thunderstorms develops early, when as children, we cower under blankets during a serious storm. The phobia can be especially overwhelming for small children. Many frightened children feel helpless during a thunderstorm, and their parents often feel powerless to help them cope with their phobia.

Despite its common occurrence in kids, brontophobia can develop at any time in life, frequently after a person has an unpleasant experience such as getting shocked, which recalls a flash of lightning. A traumatic event such as living through a tropical storm can also create a phobia of thunder and lightning.

Many people may come to associate loud noises, the sensation of pain, or shock with thunderstorms, which can escalate into a significant phobia. Brontophobia is so widespread that it’s even observed in many animals; for example, many pet owners observe that their pets seem upset in lightning.

Brontophobia sufferers try to avoid hearing or seeing storms. People may suffer nervous breakdowns during storm disasters such as tornadoes. This can be harmful to them if they are unable to function under circumstances which calls for them to keep calm and act decisively.

Brontophobia sufferers frequently hate storm season, often suffering in summer when thunderstorms are common. They might continually check weather reports and behave extra cautiously during periods of bad weather. To other people, these actions may seem obsessive and highly paranoid. People with brontophobia may find this condition slowly taking control of their lives.

There are many options available for relieving brontophobia and other strong fears. Notable ones include counseling, anti-anxiety medication, and hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy tends to deliver safer, quicker results and it is non-invasive, having no harmful side effects. For these reasons, hypnotherapy is a popular choice of treatment.

Hypnosis is highly effective as a form of relaxation therapy and has traditionally been used to this end. By starting with relaxation techniques, hypnosis helps tense, anxious individuals with phobias begin the process of recovery. When someone is feeling relaxed, it is easier for hypnotherapy techniques to guide the unconscious mind into a phobia-free line of thought.

Most phobias are connected to negative triggers, which become connected to fear inside the unconscious mind. For people with brontophobia, the sound of thunder, the flash of lightning, or even the sight of dark clouds often provokes a deep fear. Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) work at the unconscious level of the mind to dissociate fear from these triggers to bring significant fear relief. One of the most effective techniques is named the NLP Visual/Kinesthetic Disassociation.

Ericksonian hypnotherapy is a type of hypnotherapy that is commonly used to treat phobia-related stress. Named after pioneering founder, Dr. Milton Erickson, MD, this type of approach uses indirect suggestions integrated in conversation, metaphors, and stories to cure a phobia. Indirect suggestions work better than traditional direct suggestions because we tend to reject simply being told what to do. Suggestions which are hidden from the conscious mind are more able to help people to overcome their fears.

Ericksonian hypnosis and NLP techniques have another advantage over conventional hypnosis programs because they are designed to work for any phobia. Thus, one program is usable for curing any phobia, or even more than one phobia if need be. Additionally, each program includes a variety of techniques to work for everyone.

For countless people, hypnosis is an ideal choice of treatment, which delivers rapid and permanent results. Cowering in bed and being panicked is not the way a phobia sufferer should have to live. With hypnotherapy and NLP techniques, virtually anyone can overcome this serious phobia.

Alan B. Densky, CH has been curing irrational fears using NLP & Hypnosis since 1978. He offers how to overcome fear hypnosis and NLP MP3s plus a broad range of Hypnotherapy MP3 downloads for stress & depression related symptoms. Visit his website for free hypnosis MP3’s.

– Alan Densky