A little while ago someone came to see me with a serious flying phobia. He hadn’t been on an airplane in years – in fact since ten years ago a flight he was on had engine failure! He cam to see me for NLP and hypnotherapy to help him overcome this intense phobia as he needed to travel abroad for business.
As soon as he started talking about having to go abroad, his breathing started becoming rapid and he clearly went into an anxious state. We did the NLP fast phobia process. This involved ‘Double Dissociation’ (some NLP Jargon!) where you imagine watching yourself in a cinema watching a movie of yourself in the first time you ever experienced the event where the phobia started. The client then played this through from beginning to end. Afterwards, he imagined floating into the end of the movie and playing it back very quickly to the beginning. He did this several times and afterwards he had an amazing revelation, which was that his fear of flying had disappeared!
The fast phobia technique is something that people learn on our NLP Practitioner training.
I usually reinforce any change like this with hypnosis, so I followed this with some hypnotherapy with positive suggestions and visualization.
The next week he telephoned me to tell me he had been on a flight and everything was great. What a difference!
People can make changes easily when they know the right way.
Why not join us on our next hypnotherapy foundation course on March 5 – 7 & 11 – 13 and our NLP Practitioner training between March 14 – 20.