This cognitive work can go further and change one’s deepest beliefs.
For example, “I’m not good enough” can create mistaken assumptions like “If I mess up, I’ll get fired”. Victims of anxiety also tend to seek safety by avoiding the thing they are afraid of … which fuels their anxiety!
Hypnosis is an important tool in this work, to strengthen the ego, reduce anxiety, learn relaxation, and anchor beliefs more useful in the unconscious, to bring real and beneficial change.
An important part of the treatment is systematic desensitization. Hypnosis is very beneficial here to condition the mind and body to cope with a real situation.
Hypnotherapy can overcome negative emotions and evaluate events in a non-critical way. It frees the body and mind from the feeling of fear.