A phobia is an intense fear of something that, in reality, poses little or no actual danger. Common phobias and fears include closed-in places, heights, motorway driving, Emetophobia (fear of vomiting) , needles and injections and dogs.
However, you can develop phobias of virtually anything. While most phobias develop in childhood, they can also develop in later life.
If you have a phobia, you probably realise that your fear is irrational, but you find that still cannot control your fear response. Just thinking about the object or situation may make you feel anxious.
And when you’re actually exposed to the thing you fear, the terror is automatic and overwhelming. Your heart may beat fast, you may feel the need to escape or run. The experience is so nerve-wracking that you may go to great lengths to avoid it—inconveniencing yourself or even changing your lifestyle. If you have claustrophobia, for example, you might turn down a lucrative job offer if you have to ride the elevator to get to the office. If you have a fear of heights, you might drive an extra 20 miles in order to avoid a tall bridge. A lot of my clients have avoided holidays and plane travel because of a fear of flying and now comfortably go to holidays abroad.
I have been treating phobias in this rapid way for nearly a decade!
It’s important to know that phobias are more common than you think (Having a phobia doesn’t mean you’re crazy!) It also helps to know that phobias are highly treatable and some therapists like myself do it immediately in minutes or in an hour and some do 3 day treatments. No matter how out of control it feels right now, you can overcome your anxiety and fear and start living the life you want.
My most popular phobia type used to be fear of flying but this year has been Emetophobia…Fear of Vomiting I have done many many of these so it is more common than you think! Unless this has developed into Agoraphobia and generalised anxiety I typically resolve Emetophobia in one rapid phobia session and we have tested it immediately to make it permanently gone.
How does the Phobia Rapid Elimination Treatment Work?
Rapid Phobia Treatments that I do typically take 90 minutes to 2 hours. I take that long as I can use up to 6 different cutting edge technique according to my clients issues. I may use NLP, or Hypnosis, or Kinetic Shift which is a rapid phobia shift method. I also like to test my clients fears immediately.
I work in a dynamic way and my sessions are lively and fast and not sitting there lying down in silence. I prefer not to sit in my office with phobia clients I like to go with them and find a small space to try, we go in lifts, I do the therapy and lock them in my car or drive on the motorway so we can remove it forever permanently. I counted recently and I think I had about 6 or 7 methods I can choose to use during our Phobia sessions. Not just NLP and not just hypnotherapy as most therapists use. I do not traumatise anyone and I do not push clients to try anything in any way and will never ask to test it until we have done therapy and my client feels happy.
Most Clients that I see for Phobia are done in a single session and they leave with the phobia gone!! We know this as they will go close up to that spider or dog, or lift and feel zero fear in their body.