Hypnotherapy to let go of a phobia – the EASY way

Before we get into how we at Cambridge Hypnotherapy use various techniques to let go of phobias in only one session, its important to understand what a phobia actually is, and why it happens in the first place.

A phobia can be described as a one trial learning, meaning it only takes one very bad experience to create a phobic response/behaviour. For example, if a man was once attacked by a dog, at that time he will have experienced a huge fearful experience and been absolutely terrified. The next time he sees a dog, the image of that dog goes into his mind where it is processed. The mind remembers what happened last time, that he was attacked and bitten, and therefore creates a huge degree of fear in order to make him run away and stay safe. It often becomes the way that even the thought of seeing a dog can create this huge fearful response.

So how can we change this behaviour? Well the first set of techniques we use are within an approach called NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Everything you see/hear/feel is just information. That information goes into your brain where it is processed and worked out what the information means to you, and once that has happened your brain will work out a behaviour accordingly. When we use NLP we don’t look at working with the input, as that is out of your control, and to start with we won’t necessarily look at the behaviour. However by dealing with the middle step, how your brain processes that information we can achieve instant changes. If when your brain processes that information it means something different to you, then it will have to find a completely different behaviour anyway, thus the problem behaviour will no longer exist.

In my opinion, being Master Practitioners of TimeLine Therapy is our greatest asset. It really is the number one system that will help you let go of an emotion that is affecting you in a negative way. As a phobia is purely an irrational level of fear or anxiety surrounding a particular event, such as a fear of flying, fear of heights, fear of spiders as well as many others, we can use a set of tools within TimeLine Therapy to allow your unconscious mind to go back into and learn from past events in order to allow the fear to simply disappear. You will be amazed at just how quickly you can feel completely different when thinking of an emotional past event, as well as when you think about that event happening in the future.

Finally we have hypnosis. We can use a wonderful state of hypnosis to further strengthen the changes that were made within NLP and TimeLine Therapy. Your unconscious mind can go ahead and find a new set of beliefs, behaviours and resources that will allow you to enjoy every moment of your life to an even greater degree. By the end of a session, you can imagine how it would be to actually feel excited about the prospect of doing whatever it was that USED to bother you.

To find out more about how hypnotherapy can help with many other issues, please visit Cambridge Hypnotherapy, or you contact us if you have any specific questions that you would like to have answered.

Luke Clough

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