For most people, spending a week by the ocean or sailing and swimming are wonderful ways to have fun and relax. However, for someone with aquaphobia, their fear of water is so great that just thinking about these things can cause emotional and physical distress. If your fear of open water keeps you from doing the things you would like to do, consider hypnosis to overcome your aquaphobia.
Most people who are afraid of swimming or fear of open water have had some kind of traumatic experience related to water. These experiences can be as simple as being unexpectedly pushed into a pool in a park, to something as shocking as losing a loved one in a water-related accident. For other people, the fear of what lurks in open water, such as sharks, is enough to provoke a deep-seated fear.
Hypnosis works to eliminate these phobias or fears because it works with the subconscious where all major and minor memories are stored in your mind. These memories directly influence how you think and act today. The worst thing is that sometimes the subconscious amplifies or exaggerates the memories stored there, making the way you feel today even more terrible.
When you work with a certified hypnotist, you will be able to identify the exact cause of your fears and the events that trigger them. By guiding you into a state of hypnosis, your hypnotist can reprogram how your subconscious views and uses these memories. Being in a state of hypnosis is very similar to how you feel when you lose yourself in a project or in the story of a book or movie, when you lose track of time and are not aware of your surroundings. In this natural state, your mind is calm and open to your hypnotist.
By retraining how your subconscious views past fear-inducing events, your hypnotist can remove your fear of open water and even teach your mind to view water for the beautiful and enjoyable resource that it is. In fact, you can use positive suggestions planted directly into the subconscious to help teach your mind that whatever event that caused your fear has no place in your life now. Hypnosis reprograms how your subconscious views the event so that it no longer influences your physical and emotional behaviors today. Once your mind releases it, even though you remember the past event, you no longer need to be afraid of it happening again.
Using visualization techniques, your hypnotist can reprogram your mind to associate water with good things, such as jumping into a cold pool on a hot day or laughing at theme park water games. They can also boost your self-confidence so your mind knows that you are smart and strong enough to face water-related challenges in a responsible way.
Once you have eliminated your fear of deep water, you can enjoy water-related sports and activities. Hypnosis will help you rediscover swimming and sailing, enjoying the beach, or even flying over water in a plane.