Fear of Being Alone
Many people have a fear of being alone, but being alone doesn’t have to mean being lonely, and being in company does not prevent loneliness. I regularly see clients with loneliness issues who find themselves in a spiral of thinking that makes them feel that they are isolated from other people. Sometimes a specific event may have triggered this fear of being alone and sometimes it’s a problem that has built up over a period of time. Either way it’s important to focus on how to think and feel differently rather than analyze the past. The fear of being alone is often an anticipation of being alone and only seeing any future in this fearful way. I remind clients that any feeling, including fear is created by “how and what is being thought” and each of us are only one thought away from feeling differently at any moment in time. Often this feeling of being alone occurs when people become convinced that they can’t form relationships with others and in some cases stop trying to do so.
Prior to any agreed sessions either at my Leeds or Manchester hypnotherapy clinics I always ask clients to complete a full set of client notes. This ensures that the actual session time is used to best effect. Every session is recorded so each client gets the opportunity to experience the benefits of the session over and over again. Over the years this has proved to be the best way to produce effective results. In an age of increasing twenty four hour communication it may seem strange that this is such a common problem. However with the advent of social networking and “online friends” often people can feel isolated and lonely. Most clients find that after a few sessions they are able to start to think and feel differently.