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Have you ever listened to an old fashioned record player when a record has a scratch on it? When the same bit of music gets played again and again and again? It can even happen with cds – I remember being at a restaurant once where the same 30 seconds of music was played endlessly – a great way to get clients to hurry up and get out!
We could think of phobias in a similar way – you get into a certain situation and the same bit of music gets played again and again.
In the NLP technique for dealing with phobias, we look at how to deal with the ‘glitch’. Although there are many methods for dealing with phobias, in NLP we have techniques that seem to be some of the most powerful available, all of which students learn on our NLP trainings or hypnotherapy courses.
The classic NLP fast phobias technique (continued from an earlier NLP blog) gets the person to totally scratch the record in their mind that holds the phobic response until it won’t play any more. If we think about the response as being the recording in the mind held by the neurological pathways that always get activated in the specific situation, we get the person to totally scramble the pathways until they won’t play any more. We do this by getting the person to play the first event where they learn the phobic response backwards lots of times until the original response will not run any more. Some people add some silly music in the background also to make it even more ridiculous and scrambled.
On an NLP training I have seem the most dramatic phobias disappear in a matter of minutes – things that have been causing the person a problem for year.
NLP techniques were developed by modeling what ‘works’ from all different areas. Phobias are just one area that NLP is exceedingly effective for.
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