Fear of anaesthetics is very common, and understandably so. It certainly is not natural to be anesthetised. We artificially create it using chemical and drugs. When you are anesthetised, you are unconscious and everything is out of your control. You neither know what is happening nor can you control anything which happens. We all value controlling our situation, and we dread powerlessness above all other things. So dreading having anaesthesia is a perfectly normal reaction.
The benefits of general anaesthetics in surgery
Of course, you understand very well the reasons why general anaesthesia is used in surgery. Nobody in their right mind would want to subject themselves to painful procedures unnecessarily. If you and your doctors have determined that an operation is necessary for you, you would most definitely like it to be as free of pain as possible. General anaesthesia guarantees that your operation will be pain-free, and you being unconscious.
Why do you have a fear of anaesthetics
You also know that anaesthetists are highly trained Doctors and that the whole surgical team will monitor your every breath and heartbeat throughout your operation. Yet somehow these rational understandings of the facts of anaesthesia and the skills of the doctors don’t seem to be enough to overcome your fears. You may even have postponed necessary operations because of your fears.
So rational and logical explanations of the benefits and safety of general anaesthetic procedures are not enough to allay your anxieties, what can you do to feel more calm and confident about undergoing a general anaesthetic? The answer lies in understanding the precise reason and purpose of your fear and working with that fear.
Understanding the purpose of fear of anaesthetics
Fear and anxiety are safety mechanisms (sometimes referred to in Psychology as the ‘fight or flight response’). They are designed to help us avoid or deal with perceived threats and dangers. You look at every potential threat in a very simple basic way and continuously err on the side of caution, in the hope of keeping yourself alive. Generally speaking this fight or flight response is effective. In some cases, however, it can be seriously outdated and counterproductive.
Fear of anaesthetics is a misplaced fear
Take anaesthesia, for instance. It’s quite clear that the fears about being unconscious and having no control are not needed here. It may even be the case that not having the surgery could be a genuine threat to your health and even your life, whereas undergoing anaesthetic presents no real danger at all. However, the fight or flight response cannot really tell the difference, and always responds to a more immediate threat.
Hypnotherapy can help you overcome a misplaced fear of anaesthetics
So, to work with these unconscious and automated fight or flight response, you need to access the level that it works on – that is, the subconscious mind. The best way to access your subconscious mind and influence it positively to overcome a fear of anaesthetics is using hypnotherapy.
I will take you to a state of profound relaxation in which I can reprogram the flight or fight response.
Using Fear of Anesthetics Hypnotherapy I will teach you how to naturally calm down your fears and feel increasingly comfortable with the idea of using anaesthesia appropriately for your surgical needs.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a type of therapy that uses hypnosis, which is an altered state of consciousness. Contrary to myth and popular belief at no time during the session are you in a trance or unaware of your surroundings, instead, you are in a very relaxed state of mind.
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