Getting Free from Feeling Trapped
by Peter Sacco
If you ask anyone what they believe to be their greatest satisfaction, most will respond by saying they are happiest when they feel most in control of things including their own lives.
In fact, having control over one’s life feels awesome, unfortunately so many people feel like puppets on a string to life, believing that their outcomes are based on a universal or cosmic roll of the dice.
Of course there are many situations in life that can happen that feel like they were brought on by chance or by accident, which sometimes doesn’t seem fair, however at the end of the day what is more important than what happens to you is your attitude and how you choose to respond moving forward.
Your attitude is most important when it comes to feeling trapped by a situation whether it be work-related or something to do with an important relationship. Your negative perception of feeling trapped is a mindset which leads to your attitude.
The question that you first have to ask yourself is this, “Am I really trapped?”
Unless you are in a jail cell, a locked closet, or pinned underneath a heavy object, then you are not physically trapped.
This then must mean that you are “psychologically” trapped which then lends itself to the notion that it is a perception of “feeling trapped“. There is something about the event or situation which has you convinced that you are feeling trapped. What you are really telling yourself is that you do not feel that you are in total control of the situation and this makes you feel then totally uncomfortable.
What can you do to change the situation?
It all begins with changing your perception of the situation and what you are telling yourself in relation to your perceived situation. When you change your thoughts, you change your feelings (feeling trapped) which will then lead to a different set of actions.
Unfortunately, when people “feel trapped” they begin to feel helpless, useless in the situation, which leads to a sense of hopelessness.
Hopelessness can then lead to feeling and becoming rendered ineffective, which can lead to mental/physical surrender. This often happens with smokers, who after trying everything to quit with no success despite others being successful surrender to being a smoker for life! So where does someone with this mindset of feeling helpless, hopeless and “trapped” start to become “un-trapped?”
The key is changing your thinking and frame of mind! For smokers who want to quit and others folks wanting to lose weight it’s setting the right realistic expectations.
The best and most effective way to change your thinking is through CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) which means monitoring your thinking and changing each negative and destructive thought which comes into your head.
This may sound like a lot of work to begin with, but once you start doing it, it becomes easier.
Another way to promote feelings of freedom is to change the “trapped” thoughts and mindset which lurks in your unconscious mind. This can be quickly accomplished through hypnosis.
You see, you have probably promoted this sense of “feeling trapped” for so long in your mind that your unconscious mind believes it to be true. With that said, you can fill your mind with thoughts surrounding “freedom“, “self-confidence“, “peace of mind” and “power” which will override those helpless, trapped beliefs.
This can all be achieved through embedding post hypnotic suggestions within one or two sessions. Here at Free At Last Hypnosis we leverage concepts discussed here as a resource during our in-office and online sessions for our stress and anxiety hypnosis management program which you can learn more about it here >>>
If you recognize yourself while reading this article and looking to take back control but can’t find a local therapist or prefer a self-hypnosis session, then consider getting this session to get on the road to reclaiming your power. Details here >>>
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Peter Andrew Sacco Ph.D.
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