Fear of Death, (Thanatophobia) is, specifically, the fear of being dead or dying. Closely related to thanatophobia is Necrophobia or a fear of dead things.
To some extent, we all experience moments of fear when we contemplate our own death or at those moments when we are confronted by the reality of death, but for Thanatophobics the symptoms are much stronger and their effects can be devastating.
Those with a strong fear of death may exhibit a wide range of symptoms however, these are the most common physical symptoms:
•Rapid heart beat
•Profound sense of dread
•The feeling you cannot escape
•The belief no one could possible understand
•Total avoidance of anything viewed remotely dangerous
•A sense of being deprived of air
•Elevated heart rate.
One of the dangers for sufferers of fear of death is that the symptoms become everpresent and over a long period can impose dangerous levels of stress on the body.
As with any phobia, the individual coping with thanatophobia has experienced a trauma associated with death. At an early age, we all learn that death is inevitable and always unpredictable. However, for the person coping with acute fear of death, this knowledge is overwhelming and paralyzing.
Often the event or events that led to a fear of death have been forgotten, at least, at the conscious level. But the memories still remain at the level of the subconscious.
Because the problem and its causes lie with the subconscious, no amount of logic will therefore overcome fear of death. Especially as – to some extent – it is a rational fear. So, we have to find a way to get into the workings of the subconscious mind to find those phobia triggers and relieve them.
Hypnosis provides an ideal method to do just this as it works at the subconscious level and focuses on dealing with the root cause of the problem rather than just the symptoms.
In using hypnotherapy to treat fear of death, I work with your subconscious to uncover the original causes of the fear and then help your subconscious to accept the inevitablilty of death and to understand that death is not something to fear at this very moment.
Hypnosis is a side effect free and highly effective way of dealing with all types of phobias and delivers excellent results with fear of death.