Fear of Terrorism –
Has the terrorist activity of recent years succeeded in its goal? Has it made you reluctant to go out? To travel? To be in crowded places? Do you find yourself feeling anxious among strangers? Doubtful about people who look or talk a bit different? Do you worry about being caught in a bomb blast or getting hijacked? These are all indications that fear of terrorism has you in its grip.
It’s time to put fear of terrorism in its place.
The fear of terrorism is not all due to the terrorists
Nobody can deny that there really are people in the world who will go to any lengths – and even commit murder – in pursuit of their goals. Acts of terrorism take this one step further. Although terrorists may commit murder, their aim is really to generate terror – fear of murder. In recent times, they have been very successful in spreading fear of terrorism far and wide. But their success was not all their own work.
The rise and spread of the fear of terrorism cannot be accounted for by the data. Research data shows that the numbers of people worldwide actually injured or killed by terrorist activity has changed very little in the past 100 years – even including the terrible atrocities of 11 September 2001. But everybody believes that terrorism is much more widespread now than it was. And so more people are frightened of terrorism.
The role of 24 hour news in spreading the fear of terrorism
This feeling that a terrorist attack is much more likely to happen to you nowadays comes about because of a combination of factors. Instant – and blanket – news coverage has played a large role in this. We don’t really take account of the fact that we see the same news item over and over. In our minds, in our emotions, it feels new each time. Even though we know this, this intellectual knowledge does not ‘get through’ to our emotions.
The consequence of this gap between what we know and what feel is that each ‘incident’ goes through an emotional ‘multiplier’ which gets us feeling that such incidents are much more common than they really are. Put this together with the fact that news editors need bad news to keep us watching their screens and reading their papers, and you can begin to understand how we are frightening ourselves to death.
So what can you do about a fear of terrorism, given that terrorist acts do actually occur from time to time?
Daily and hourly news bulletins can damage your health
There’s one very simple practical thing you can do (which will help you in other ways too!). Stop watching the news. Stop reading the papers. Don’t even listen to radio bulletins. If something happens that you really need to know about, you can be sure you will know about it soon enough. If you want to follow current affairs, subscribe to a weekly or monthly journals, which are generally more measured in their analysis of events.
Using hypnosis to overcome the fear of terrorism and enjoy life
And you can get to work on reducing the emotional arousal you have been subjected to so that you can get on with your life, with all its uncertainties, with confidence and calm.
Overcome fear of terrorism is an audio hypnosis session which will get you calmed right down, no matter how anxious you were feeling. This powerful session aims to ensure you have all the facts about terrorism and fear of terrorism clear in your mind. But it doesn’t stop there.
Using highly effective hypnotic techniques, Overcome fear of terrorism teaches you how to enter a state of profound tranquillity and calm – an almost Zen like stillness of mind. This is deeply enjoyable and relaxing in itself, and enables you to adopt an empowering new perspective on dealing calmly with actual or perceived risks.
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