Calm your fear of general anesthesia and get ready for your surgery
Fear of general anesthesia is very common, and understandably so. Anesthesia is not natural. We artificially create it using certain chemical substances.
When you are anesthetized, you are unconscious. You neither know what is happening, nor can you control anything which happens. We human beings value control highly, and we dread powerlessness above all other threats. So dreading anesthesia is perfectly normal.
The benefits of general anesthesia in surgery
Of course, you understand very well the reasons why general anesthesia is used in surgery. Nobody in their right mind would want to subject themselves to painful procedures unnecessarily.
If you and your doctors have determined that a surgical procedure is necessary for you, you would surely like it to be as pain free as possible. And general anesthesia guarantees that, as well as being unconscious, you will feel no pain.
Why benefits may not be enough to reassure you about anesthesia
You also know that anesthesiologists are highly trained professionals, and that the whole surgical team will monitor your every breath and heart beat throughout the procedure. Yet somehow these rational understandings of the benefits of anesthesia and the skills of the doctors donâ€™t seem to be enough to quell your fears. You may even have postponed necessary procedures because of your anxieties.
But if rational explanations of the benefits of general anesthesia and reassurances about the safety of the procedures are not enough to allay your fears, what can you do to feel more relaxed about undergoing anesthesia?
The answer lies in understanding the precise purpose of your fear and working with that fear rather than trying to beat it into submission â€“ which you are quite likely to have tried already.
Understanding the purpose of anxieties about general anesthesia
Fear and anxiety are safety mechanisms. They are designed to help us avoid or deal with threats and dangers. They are very basic and fairly unsubtle in their function.
They look at every potential threat in a very black-and-white way and continuously err on the side of caution, in the hope of keeping you alive. By and large, they are effective. In some cases, however, they can be seriously counterproductive.
Fear of anesthesia is a misplaced fear
Take anesthesia, for instance. Itâ€™s quite clear that the fearful feelings around being unconscious and having no control are misplaced here. It may even be the case that not having the surgery could constitute a genuine threat to your life, whereas undergoing anesthetic presents no real danger at all.
However, the fear mechanism cannot really tell the difference, and always responds to a more immediate threat first.
Hypnosis can help you overcome misplaced fear of anesthesia
So, to work with these unconscious and automatic processes, you need to access the level that they work on â€“ that is, the unconscious level. And there is no better way to get in touch with your own unconscious processes and influence them positively to overcome fear of anesthesia than through hypnosis.
Fear of General Anesthesia is an audio hypnosis session which works by allowing you to enter a state of profound relaxation in which you can reprogram particular instinctive responses. You donâ€™t have to figure out how to do this â€“ the necessary suggestions are all in the session for you.
Fear of General Anesthesia will teach you how to naturally calm down your fears and feel increasingly comfortable around the idea of using anesthesia appropriately for your surgical needs. An added benefit is the wonderful feeling of control that you will gain as you master these skills. And control is what itâ€™s all about, is it not?
Download Fear of General Anesthesia and discover just how comfortable you can be.Â You can listen on your computer or device or via our free app that you will be able to access when you have completed your purchase.