Agoraphobia is not just a fear of open spaces, although it is often false described as that. It’s a lot more complex than just that.
It’s a condition that’s most common among woman and often starts in early adulthood, but people of both sexes and all ages can be susceptible. Agoraphobia should always be treated, because if somebody tries to “just life with it”, it often escalates into other phobias. (Paradoxically one of the phobias that often develop out of agoraphobia is claustrophobia – the fear of enclosed spaces!)
The most common treatment for agoraphobia is (unfortunately) medication. What’s good about medication is that it works very fast in relieving the worst symptoms, because it modifies the levels of serotonin in your body. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter – a substance that naturally occurs in your body and that affects your emotions.
Medication can be divided into three categories: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), certain antidepressants and benzodiazepines. With benzodiazepines there’s a high risk of developing dependency though, so that’s one reason why a patient should always consider all other options first before opting to go this way. Antidepressants can help but they often come with a lot of negative side-effects, and while the same is true for SSRIs, they seem to be the least threatening pharmacological treatment option.
However, what it ultimately boils down to is to re-train your brain to react differently to certain stimuluses. This is often done by psychotherapy or group coachings, where people talk and share their experiences.
Cognitive therapy is also a popular treatment for agoraphobia. It works by essentially doing things that challenge your beliefs about certain things – particularly negative, limiting believs that make you feel scared and afraid.
A person who suffers from agoraphobia is typically scared of situations in which it is difficult to escape (or where escaping would be embarassing).
And they often start to redesign their life around their agoraphobia, ending up really limiting the scope of things they can do. This not only affects their professional life, but also stifles personal growth and happiness. So it is crucial to do something about it as soon as possible – because the longer you wait, the worse it could get. On the other hand, the sooner you act the better your chances of getting over agoraphobia.
The problem is that your fears will always trigger avoidance behavior, and this can keep you from actively pursuing a solution.
That’s why hypnosis downloads are so powerful in helping to overcome agoraphobia. Because you can start working with them in the place and setting that you are comfortable with. It can help you to ease the symptoms and calm your mind.
The best way to use an agoraphobia hypnosis MP3 is to listen to it daily, ideally just before you go to sleep. Because that way the hypnotic suggestions will be processed by your mind in the most effective way at night while you sleep and dream, and the effects will continue to linger throughout the day.
Give it a try for four weeks of listening to it daily and you will be surprised how much will have changed in positive ways. Hypnosis can’t “cure” agoraphobia overnight – but it can set you on the safe path to recovery and eventually help you to attain the emotional and psychological freedom you want and deserve in life.