Many people suffer from necrophobia, the fear of death. This serious phobia affects thousands of sufferers and can arise regardless of a person's age, health, or personal beliefs. It is a fear that can have serious consequences on an individual's life. People are often afraid of anything that can be associated with death, such as funerals and wakes, or less obviously, hospitals and scary movies. In extreme cases, the fear leaves people crippled with panic. Although this phobia is one of the most serious, through education and treatment, sufferers can fully overcome this anxiety disorder.

Although most people can understand the fear of death and dying, when a person suffers from a phobia, they have more serious, life-altering sensations of dread that can interfere with their day-to-day lives. The fear of death itself can lead to strong feelings of dread, paranoia, and serious panic attacks. Phobia sufferers frequently feel scared of circumstances in which they are not in complete control.

Even though a few individuals experience fear all the time, in others, it is only set off by specific sights or events. For some individuals, the phobia may develop after a traumatic experience such as watching a loved one pass on. The phobia is distinguished overall by the overwhelming feeling of an intense, irrational fear of death, dying, and anything associated with death.

The fear of death is not often as straightforward as it would appear. This is because the phobia is linked to pain, hypochondria, fear of the unknown, and other underlying worries that make it challenging to overcome. This difficulty can be handled by a treatment intended to work against multiple phobias. This is the case with a comprehensive hypnosis and NLP therapy program.

Irrational fears can be treated with several different methods. Effective treatments include counseling and other forms of therapy such as hypnosis therapy, NLP, anti-anxiety medication, and stress-relief techniques. Hypnosis combined with NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) techniques tends to have among the highest success rates among the various treatment choices because it utilizes various different ways of addressing fears and preventing anxiety.

A hypnosis therapy regimen starts with anti-anxiety techniques that make the mind open to phobia-extinguishing suggestions. Relief of anxiety and stress is a fundamental element of phobia treatment because it is considered to be the first stage in preventing anxiety attacks and warding off negative, fear-producing mental associations.

Systematic desensitization techniques utilized under the hypnotic state are another successful mechanism of treatment. Under the hypnotic state, a patient is guided into visualizations of fear-triggering scenarios and is taught how to release anxiety. After treatment, patients are able to stay rational and calm under circumstances which normally trigger fear. Patients also say that thoughts that normally cause fear no longer cause them distress. Systematic desensitization can also be 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 among the most effective technique to end extreme fears. This technique helps people "disconnect" their anxieties from the underlying, unconscious memories that cause an anxiety attack, in a process that permits them to quickly "snap out" of the feeling of fear. For this reason, therapy options using the V/K Disassociation are often hailed as "instant" phobia cures by their creators and users alike.

Hypnotic therapy has used increasingly sophisticated techniques for phobia treatment. Ericksonian hypnotherapy, so named after its creator, Dr. Milton Erickson has proven effective in helping to re-shape the unconscious thought processes responsible for a phobia. Using encouraging language, it automatically directs the unconscious mind into a fear-free thought process. Similarly, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is used to redirect the unconscious thought processes. With the NLP Flash, phobia causing thoughts will automatically be turned around to eliminate the negative feelings instead, leading to instantaneous phobia relief.

The fear of death can be successfully treated even when it is very severe. Traditional techniques used with hypnosis can accelerate the cure process, while novel hypnosis techniques work at the unconscious level to eliminate fear and anxiety. The non-invasive nature of hypnosis also renders it a safe option as it can lower or eliminate the need for anti-anxiety prescriptions. Fear sufferers report dramatic and life-altering effects arising from hypnosis therapy. For many people experiencing the fear of death, hypnotherapy offers an effective form of relief.

Author's Bio: 

Alan B. Densky, CH spent 31 years to help clients eliminate irrational phobias. He offers a powerful anxiety phobia CDs based on NLP and hypnotherapy. Learn more at his Neuro-VISION NLP website using his Free research library and video research library.