Fear of Aging Can Lead to Harmful Consequences
An abnormal or incessant fear of growing old is generally known as Gerascophobia or Fear of Aging.
You may even have met an aged person who might fit a common stereotypical example of aging, however, in reality, your age cannot define what you are and what potential you do have inside your mind.
The fear of aging can lead to harmful consequences affecting everyday life. Fearing aging can affect your thinking and sleeping abilities, lead to emotional trauma, and can even disturb your social and physical activities by affecting your instinct to think and make better decisions.
Symptoms of The Fear of Getting Old Phobia
Studies show women are more afraid of getting old than men. Women make most of the Gerascophobia cases and the symptoms often show up when the person reaches his/her early to mid-30s. This is the time when individuals have started to recognize their youth slipping away. They become faced with the fears of loss of personal identity and loss of self-worth. The symptoms of gerascophobia and gerontophobia include:
1. dyspnoea or breathlessness, excessive sweating, nervousness, and apprehension while thinking about aging
2. obsessive thoughts and constant fear about losing your appearance with growing old
3. obsessive thoughts and constant fear about loss of personal identity and self independence
4. getting withdrawn when thinking about aging and being socially isolated
How The Fear of Aging Can Affect The Value of Life
The stereotypes of aging are prevalent in our culture and have been found to affect how older adults see themselves. The fear of aging can decrease the ability of older adults to recover from diseases, also affecting their decisions to engage in cognitive, social, and physical activities. All of these possible outcomes have the potential to affect the mental, physical, social and emotional health of an older person and ultimately the length and quality of their life.
Coping with The Fear of Aging Using The Power of Hypnosis
Hypnotherapy helps you learn how to relax yourself and bring yourself back to a ‘good’ place resulting in better decision-making, inner peace and improved relationships. 99% of our clients report a significant change in how they feel after the first visit. See yourself in a whole new light, allow others to see the glow within you, feel more relaxed around others and feel great from the inside out — its all possible using hypnosis.
Hypnosis is Proven More Effective Than Traditional Counseling
In a study in American Health Magazine, hypnosis and hypnotherapy have a 93% success rate compared with lower results from other methods of therapy which require far more sessions. Click here to learn more about hypnosis and its high success rate.
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