Does the mere thought of a cat or cats make them ill or dizzy? Does their heart start pounding as their legs go slack? Is it suddenly harder for them to breathe if a cat enters the room?
An abnormal or seemingly irrational fear of cats that persists over time may be described as a phobia. The medical term for a fear of cats is ailurophobia from the Greek ailouros for cat and phobos for fear. Sufferers may not simply fear injury by being scratched or bitten, but may also be swayed by the supernatural mythology of cats in general. For example, the association of cats with Halloween as being cursed or dangerous, or viewing them as sadistic or sneaky, may influence the development of a fear or phobia of cats. There are countless stories and rhymes that associate cats with evil, witchcraft, or black magic. Additionally, people mistakenly assume that cats intentionally torment those who are afraid of them.
Cats can be irresistibly drawn to those who fear them. Because the ailurophobe doesn't stare at, try to pet, pick up or engage them, cats gravitate toward them. The cat will often head directly for the unfortunate individual because their inattention puts the cat at ease. In extreme cases, the individual will refuse to leave the house out of a fear of running into a cat. For others, even seeing a cat on television or in a movie may induce anxiety symptoms.
History has presented a number of somewhat infamous figures as well-known ailurophobes. The list spans history with such warriors and notorious leaders as Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Adolph Hitler, Benito Mussolini.
The symptoms of ailurophobia can include intense fear, sweating, heart palpitations, nausea, dizziness, ringing in the ears and tightness in the throat or chest. Like all phobias, fear of cats is the result of the excessive triggering of biological fight-or-flight chemicals in relation to cats. For example, having being bitten, scratched or frightened by a cat in early childhood. Often, people cannot even remember the experience that triggered the phobia, but their subconscious will still respond to cats by releasing adrenaline and other physical symptoms of fear. Ailurophobia may also be transmitted if a child sees a trusted adult, such as a parent, reacting fearfully to a cat.
Helping Clients With a Fear of Cats
The Hypnotic World script for releasing a fear of cats helps resolve the issue first by re-educating your client by informing the subconscious mind about nature, the way fear operates chemically in the body. By explaining how the system is supposed to operate, the client comes to understand that their fear is nothing more than a malfunction that not only does not serve them, but also interrupts their lives.
This fear of cats hypnosis script is designed to effectively address confusion by directly teaching through the subconscious. An informed subject is able to realign their conscious and subconscious beliefs in harmony. By simply explaining how the mind works, and how and why such erroneous ideas have become conditioned, we can break through the cloud of confusion.
Regression and Progression Approaches
Next, this fear of cats hypnosis script employs a combination of regression and progression. This combination is a viable tool for alleviating neurotic pattern behavior that is a result of a particular set of circumstances. Because of the additional level of awareness available in a hypnotic state, hypnosis can be markedly effective in determining the initial causes of neurotic strategies that have been developed to fend off specific emotional states. The vividness and liveliness of events remembered in this hypnotic state is most effective for pinpointing or locating the contributing factors and circumstances under which the neurotic strategy was originally developed.
This hypnosis script for alleviating a fear of cats can be particularly effective because it addresses the awareness trapped "below the level of consciousness". This hypnosis script quickly and efficiently reveals the cause of reactions to uncover why an individual opted to engage this pattern originally.
Once the cause has been identified and brought to conscious awareness, it can be reduced. Therefore, this Fear of Cats hypnosis script depends on re-living or remembering events presumed forgotten. Clients are empowered to make conscious, 'adult' choices regarding their behavior, rather than reacting out of an established habit.