So how does the NLP fast phobia technique work?
There seem to be so many variations around, so what are some of the essential pieces to the technique. When we teach the NLP technique for dealing with phobias on our NLP training, we want to make sure students learn it in a way that gets results. So over the next couple of NLP blogs, we will discuss the fast phobia NLP technique.
The first and probably most important part of the process is dissociation. This means seeing yourself in an event, rather than imagining as if it was happening right now.
An example of this would be to imagine yourself at a theme park (for some people this is a great experience, for others it is a punishment!). Imagine you get onto a roller coaster. The roller coaster car starts to climb up the steep incline and suddenly you see the huge drop below you! If you really imagine being there and doing this, your heart rate will probably rise dramatically!
Now let’s do it in a different way. Imagine you can see yourself going into the theme park and getting into the roller coaster. Imagine you are standing outside of the park and can see yourself from a distance. You can see the car rising up towards the drop and then whizzing around the ride.
Because you are seeing yourself from a distance, you shouldn’t find you have the same intensity of experience.
One major factor in making events seem less emotional, is to dissociate from them – to see yourself in the event, rather than imagining you are looking through your own eyes. Many therapies do this indirectly be getting someone to recount an event time and time again, until the client starts to feel dissociated from the experience.
NLP offers a fast way to do this by directly changing how you internally represent the memory and therefore freeing yourself quickly and easily from the emotions.
More on managing emotions in the next blog…
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