The NLP Fast Phobia technique aims to overcome phobias of all types. The Fast Phobia Cure is effective treatment for most phobias such as fear of public speaking, sexual performance anxiety, fear of driving, social anxiety, fear of spiders and so on. The NLP phobia cure is fast and simple. There are many variants of the basic fast phobia treatment, the hypnotic script given here is the based on the NLP 'Magic Cinema' phobia cure.
The fast phobia cure overcomes fears and phobias by using a version of the CBT graduated exposure technique. A phobia cure works by exposing the phobic person to a little bit of the fear, then a bit more, and a bit more and so on. The fast phobia cure technique adds image alteration and changes to the NLP submodalities such as sounds and colours.
The fast phobia cure is particularly effective with phobias that are triggered by a specific thing, such as a fear of needles, fear of dentist visits or spiders. The fast phobia cure also works for getting rid of bad memories or painful experiences from the past. The fast phobia cure treats a wide range of phobias and irrational fears.
THE phobia Treatment Setup
|Imagine you are sitting in a cinema. You are the only one in the cinema.||V||Scene|
|In front of you is a blank screen.||M||Empty mind|
|Above and behind you there is a projection room. The projection room is where someone changes the movie and projects the image onto the screen.||Dissociaton|
|You have got a controller which determines which movie is played from the projection box, at what speed, and you can freeze it, fast forward or reverse it. The contoller also controls the sound and the colour. With the controller you can control the size of the projected image, make it a small image or a large image. You are totally in control of what happens on the screen. You can stop it at any time.||Empower the client, puts the person in charge|
|In this cinema you are safe. You can safely view any experience, any part of your life. Nothing can happen to you while you are sitting in this cinema.||Reassurance|
|You're sitting in a seat near the middle. See yourself sitting there, waiting for the show to begin.||Dissociation|
|Next, imagine floating out of your body, and up into the projection room behind you. From there in the projection room, you can see the screen, and you can see yourself sitting down there in the seat in the middle of the cinema.||Double Dissociation|
|Now, look at the screen from the projection room. Imagine seeing you sitting in the seat below using the controller to choose an movie to put on the screen.||Triple Dissociation|
Using NLP PHOBIA CURE Modalities
|The first image is a picture of the situation the moment just before you get the phobia, or the trigger for the phobia, or the thing that causes the bad feeling you want to get rid of.||Experience the phobia dissociated|
|Capability||Imagine you now Press Play on the controller.||Action|
|That snapshot on the screen turns into a movie that begins to play slowly. Watch it play from the beginning, up to just beyond the end of that unpleasant experience.||V||Run it forward|
|If you feel frightened or distressed you can stop the movie instantly.||Safety|
|Then go back to the beginning and try to play it a bit longer next time. Keep doing that until you can see yourself watching the whole movie all the way through.||All the way through|
|When you get to the end, I want you to stop the movie, and then run the movie backwards. You will see everything happening in reverse - people will walk backwards, things will move backwards - run the movie back to the start.||Run it backward|
|Then run the movie forward, but do it really fast, taking only one or two seconds to do it. Then run it backwards.||Run it backwards and forward fast|
|Then run it forward again, but this time as it gets towards the end, the whole screen shrinks in size until is as if you are watching a cartoon the size of a postage stamp.||Change the modalities|
|Then run the movie slowly forwards again but this time add funny voices to the people, add circus music to the soundtrack, see clowns leaping around in the scenes, see the thing you are worried about becoming tiny or getting stamped on, or getting washed away down a drain. Then run the movie backwards and forwards as fast as you can.||Change the sound, add comic elements|
|Go back and think about what is was that was giving you the problem. You will find that your reaction to it is now different.||Test the phobic reaction|
|If you need to you can run the movie again and again, each time changing something about it until you feel comfortable thinking about the phobic situation.|
Phobias are learned disorders and therefore any phobia can be unlearned. Treatments for phobias are usually successful, although clearing a phobia completely may take several sessions.
Hypnotherapy for phobias may use the NLP Phobia Cure shown here, or some form of graduated exposure therapy.
Graduated exposure for phobias is done by introducing the phobic person to what they fear, a little at a time, to get them used to it.
Flooding consists of surrounding the phobic person with what they fear. For example a person with a fear of balloons would be taken into a room filled with multicolored balloons, allow them to have all their reactions, and then they will gradually realise that they did not come to any harm from the balloons.
Counter conditioning is a treatment that teaches the phobic person how to relax in the phobia situation, so that they learn to control the panic they get from their phobia.
Ordeal Therapy is seldom used today, but it does work. The idea is to get the phobic person to be exposed to the phobia just up to the point where they want to turn away and avoid it. Then the phobic person is told to do something unpleasant and to keep doing it until it gets so unpleasant that they would rather face the phobia.
Arachnaphobia: Fear of spiders
Claustrohobia: Fear of enclosed spaces
Agoraphobia: Fear of open spaces
Emitophobia: Fear of vomiting
Acrophobia: Fear of high places
Public Speaking: Fear of Criticism or rejection
Fear of Flying
Fear of Driving
Fear of Tunnels or Bridges