Those who suffer from a fear of birds or ornithophobia, from the Greek and ornithos for bird and phobos meaning fear, experience undue anxiety of encountering or being attacked by birds. Their fears are unreasonable or irrational which indicates a phobia. This term describes any kind of anxiety disorder that results from fear of exposure to specific objects or situations.
An estimated fifteen to eighteen percent of the world's population suffers from phobias, severe anxiety, or compulsive disorders.
Those affected tend to go out of their way to avoid direct contact with the object of their fears. Ornithophobia can severely disrupt normal life, interfering with school, work, or social relationships.
Evelyn's debilitating fear of birds forced her to rearrange her life. She avoids eating outside in case she might encounter a bird.
She refuses to go for walks and will wait inside until her back garden is cleared of all birds before walking to the garage. Some people will say "I don't ever remember not being scared of birds." They will be leery if a bird is flapping near them of if one flies by. Evelyn worried each time she walked through a park, by a tree, or anywhere a bird might be.
Proximity to birds can excite symptoms of panic or anxiety such as breathlessness, dizziness, sweating, nausea, dry mouth, trembling, increased heart rate and blood pressure, inability to speak or think clearly, a fear of dying or losing control into a full blown anxiety attack.
Ornithophobia is an intense fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. Phobics can blame their fear on the threat-warning device buried in the amygdala, deep within the brain, which can overreact in situations which it perceives to be risky.
Even the anticipation of the appearance of a bird can trigger the fear or anxiety reaction. Most phobias can be traced back to a fear that has slowly developed after a childhood experience. For some that might mean having seen a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's film as a child. Others may have been attacked by turkeys, geese, swans, seagulls, crows, or parrots.
Even hearing, or in the case of a child - overhearing another person's traumatic incident is sufficient foundation for the later development of a phobia.
In cases that are a result of childhood trauma most people cannot even remember the original event that triggered it. But the subconscious stores all memories of all events and experiences. The subconscious never forgets.
Hypnotic World's fear of birds hypnosis script uses age regression to manage this type of case. This script combines regression to the onset of the phobia via the affect bridge method with both humorous and serious visualizations to diffuse the client's anxiety by anchoring the memory to future experiences with birds and by desensitization.
This powerful script allows the therapist to guide the individual back through time, through their life experience. Once they discover the specific trigger event hypnosis allows them to review the fear event from a detached, objective point of view. It becomes much easier for the individual to regain or re-establish control even in frightening situations. This fear of birds hypnosis script provides additional conditioning by providing a way for clients to 'practice' confronting their fear by using visualization and imagery to engage the client.
We know that hypnosis makes learning quicker and more direct. By reducing 'static' surrounding the signal hypnosis helps the unlearning or re-learning of habits, patterns, and reactions. This allows the Fear of Birds hypnosis script to reduce the problem from the root using revivification to pinpoint and transform the causal events by 'conversing' with the subconscious mind.
By engaging clients in positive visualization after transforming pinpointed causes this hypnosis script has the potential to alleviate the fear of birds with the least possible invasion of the client's life and resolving deeper issues of anxiety and tension.