(This blog was originally posted on November 15, 2016)
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When you experience a drop in blood-sugar level, it is possible to mistake or attribute the environmental stimulus or event as causing any physiological distress you experience at that time. However, the confusion, headaches, tremors, cold sweats, increased anxiety, etc., are actually symptoms of low blood-sugar levels and not specific consequences of what is going on around you. For example, the late Hypnosis Motivation Institute founder John Kappas PhD once worked with a client to help her overcome her fear of loud noises. He explained how nutrition can affect these levels; specifically, how low blood sugar can trigger the physical symptoms she had been experiencing. The hypnotherapist concluded that his client’s fear of loud noise was actually associated with agoraphobia (fear of open spaces), as her anxiety about this stimulus essentially kept her house-bound. Her extreme sensitivity to loud noise was exacerbated by her low blood-sugar level, which in turn strengthened her negative reaction to the noise. To treat her, Dr. Kappas recommended stabilizing the woman’s blood-sugar level through diet and used hypnosis to desensitize the client to loud noises.
Sara R. Fogan, C.Ht. is a certified hypnotherapist based in Southern California. She graduated with honors from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in 2005. For more information about Calminsense Hypnotherapy® and to set up an appointment, please visit http://www.calminsensehypnotherapy.com/.