My mom stopped driving for good immediately after she asked me which pedal was the accelerator and which was the brake; my brother and I swiftly removed both keys and car from her possession (with her agreement). At that point she had not driven for a year or more; she had become nervous after moving house and realizing that the roads in her new neighborhood had more traffic than she had become used to.
On the particular morning when she announced that she was going to overcome her anxiety about driving and go out for a spin in the car, had she not posed the query about the usage of the pedals, I would have been delighted that she had come to this decision. Many people have experienced a similar moment, whence something in them just snaps; they reach a point when they get so fed up with being nervous or anxious about driving that they decide to do something about it. The quest to conquer their fear begins.
The logical place in which to start is to seek further lessons, even in the case where you have already passed a driving test; you feel so much safer when you have an instructor sitting next to you and guiding you as to what to do and how to do it, especially when you know that the car has dual controls. The worst case scenario which your imagination can come up with is not so bad when driving in these circumstances. You have a secure and solid safety net in place.
This safe environment is conducive to building your confidence and belief that you are in fact a good driver; that you can do it. Hence your driving fear is provided with an opportunity to subside and potentially disappear.
Some people, though, are still nervous and fearful even in these circumstances; their legs just turn to jelly and their hands shake as they try to hold the steering wheel. Logically, they know that they should feel reasonably calm and comfortable, yet their emotions reflect a very different state of mind. Whenever you are in a situation where logic tells you one thing and yet your emotions refuse to agree, hypnosis is a great tool in assisting in bringing your logic and emotional experiences into alignment.
Hypnosis provides access to the inner workings of your mind where instinctive emotional reactions are triggered. Hypnotherapy downloads can assist greatly in calming your emotional mind and relieving your fears, whatever they may be. It is essential to have confidence when driving; we all know this. Driving confidence comes from practice and from believing in your own ability as a driver.
Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnotherapy downloads to give you driving confidence.
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