She even fumbled and stammered around other co-workers, feeling anxious because she didn't know them. Her other modus operandi for coping with her discomfort had been to retreat and simply stay silent. This led people to conclude that she may be detached or feel superior in some way, when the opposite was true. Watching how seamlessly others managed to fit into the environment only made Jane feel more inadequate and embarrassed. Her lack of confidence was clear.
Feeling self-conscious, or afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing, and fearing getting oneself or others in trouble could indicate a fear of authority. For many people, authority figures exude a vague sense of danger or untrustworthiness. The mere presence of a figure of authority can make some people unable to think clearly.
A Self-Destructive Fear
These fears can hamper or destroy a career. A fear of authority can stifle a client's attempts to move up the executive chain. Even leaders can be hampered by this fear, in the form of being rejected by voters. Those who experience the fear are likely to double-down on their behavior, activities, and relationships, refusing to allow anything that might trigger feelings of rejection into their lives.
Someone who accepts authority without question, bending over backwards to appease authority figures, surrenders responsibility for themselves. They trade their own identity and try to be what they believe others expect them to be, playing a role that they believe will win approval.
A fear of authority can be particularly pernicious and difficult to overcome because it is often deep-seated from childhood. The other part of the issue is that each of us answer to somebody, from a day labourer answering to a supervisor to a CEO answering the board of directors.
Some people are conditioned as children to automatically respect figures in authority. Over time, or as the result of negative experiences, respect can easily cross the threshold into fear. What we truly fear is power that can potentially damage or harm us in some way. Whether the implied threat of punishment is being locked up or shame-induced, this worry can lead to a fear of authority figures.
It is through the wonderful capabilities of the subconscious that hypnosis can help clients to resolve a fear of authority. This hypnosis script addresses a fear of authority, helping clients to uproot subconscious motivations, use mental rehearsal, and engage in deep relaxation through visualization.
Sometimes, if we grew up under strict, overbearing parents, we fear authority figures because they take on a parental role. This means that they can push our buttons easily. This hypnosis script for fear of authority helps clients to access these 'pinpoint events' to release the conflicted emotions. By re-visiting the triggering event involving perhaps enduring a particularly harsh teacher at school or zealously strict adult, this hypnosis script re-calibrates the attitude of the subconscious.
Addressing Related Guilt
Many of those who fear authority also suffer with excessive guilt. They tend to feel a vague constant sense of having done something wrong that they may not even be aware of. This fear of authority hypnosis script also uses mental rehearsal by encouraging clients to 'practise' facing an authority figure with calm, even emotions.
Using visualization, this hypnosis script etches a foundational 'memory' in the subconscious. This can help clients to cope more effectively in the presence of authority figures. This is an accelerated format for instruction, during which the script teaches the client to manage situations with authority figures calmly and easily.
The script uses the direct access to the subconscious available during hypnosis to embed ideas that are designed to help clients manage the overwhelming fears associated with authority figures. The primary goal of this hypnosis script is to help clients to develop feelings of control, or even mastery, over their thoughts and reactions in the face of authority. It is great to have a healthy respect for others, but often inappropriate to bow and scrape just because someone has been handed some responsibility, and this hypnosis script can help.