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Necrophobia - How To Eliminate The Irrational Fear Of Death

by Alan Densky

Necrophobia, the fear of death, is one of the most common fears in the world. This serious phobia affects many individuals and can arise regardless of a person's age, health, or personal beliefs. It is a fear that may have far ranging consequences on an individual's life. People are often afraid of anything that can be associated with death, such as burials, or less obviously, medical centers and horror films. In extreme cases, the anxiety disorder leaves sufferers crippled with panic. Even though this phobia is among the most severe, through knowledge and therapy, people can successfully rise above this anxiety disorder.

Most people can understand the fear of death and dying, but when a person experiences a phobia, they have more serious, life-altering feelings of fear that can disrupt their day-to-day lives. The fear of death itself can lead to intense feelings of fear, paranoia, and severe panic attacks. Phobia sufferers frequently feel scared of situations in which they are not in complete control.

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

The fear of death is rarely as simple as it would appear. This is seen because the phobia is associated with pain, hypochondria, fear of uncertainty, and other underlying worries that make it challenging to overcome. This difficulty can be handled by a treatment intended to work against several phobias. This is the case with a comprehensive hypnotherapy and NLP therapy program.

Phobias can be treated with a number of methods. Successful treatments include talk therapy and other forms of therapy such as hypnosis, NLP, anti-anxiety medication, and relaxation techniques. Hypnotherapy used in conjunction with NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) techniques tends to have one of the highest efficacy rates among the various treatment choices because it utilizes several unique ways of easing fears and preventing anxiety.

A hypnotherapy regimen starts with anti-anxiety techniques that make the mind receptive to phobia-extinguishing suggestions. Treatment of stress and anxiety is a fundamental part of phobia treatment because it is considered to be the initial step in stopping anxiety attacks and preventing negative, fear-generating mental associations.

Systematic desensitization techniques combined with the hypnotic state are another effective mechanism of treatment. Under the hypnotic state, a patient is gently guided into imagery of fear-triggering situations and is taught how to release anxiety. After treatment, subjects are able to stay calm and rational under situations which normally trigger fear. Patients also say that thoughts that previously cause fear no longer cause them fear. Systematic desensitization may also be effectively conducted outside of the hypnotic state, but it then becomes a more challenging, time-consuming and involved process.

The Neuro-Linguistic Programming Visual/Kinesthetic Disassociation is frequently seen as the most productive technique to end extreme fears. This technique helps fear sufferers "disassociate" their emotions from the root, unconscious images that cause a panic attack, in a process that causes them to quickly "snap out" of the sensation of fear. Because of this, treatments using the V/K Disassociation are often called "instant" phobia cures by their creators and patients alike.

Hypnotherapy has taken advantage of increasingly sophisticated techniques for tackling the root of fears. Ericksonian hypnotherapy, so named after its creator, Dr. Milton Erickson has proven successful in helping to re-shape the thought processes that cause a phobia. Using conversational language, it automatically guides the unconscious mind into a different thought process. In a similar process, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is used to reform the unconscious thought processes. With the NLP Flash, phobia causing thoughts will automatically be turned around to eliminate the negative feelings instead, achieving automatic phobia relief.

The fear of death can be successfully treated even when it is very severe. Traditional techniques teamed with hypnotherapy can accelerate the treatment process, while novel hypnotherapy techniques work at the level of the unconscious mind to end fear and anxiety. Its non-invasiveness also makes it a safe treatment option as it can reduce or end the need for anti-anxiety prescriptions. Phobia patients report dramatic and life-altering effects arising from hypnotherapy. For countless people experiencing the fear of death, hypnotherapy provides a positive form of relief.

Alan B. Densky, CH spent 31 years helping clients eliminate irrational fears. He offers a successful anxiety phobia CDs based on NLP and Ericksonian hypnosis. Learn more at his Neuro-VISION NLP website using his Free research library and video research library.

Published February 4th, 2010

Filed in Health, Psychology

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