Recent news stories (Sunday World 3rd April) about two giant rats being found in Dublin homes have led to a lot of discussion about phobias on talk radio programmes around the country. Recently I took part in a phone-in on Joe Finnegan's show on Shannonside Radio in which callers described living in fear of not just rats, but many other things too.
Most people are unaware that phobias can be removed very easily - usually in one session of neurolinguistic programming (NLP). It works by scrambling the instinctive response that is triggered when exposure to the phobic stimulus occurs. Quite simply, you'll not be able think about a rat (spider, dog, snake, plane.....) in quite the same way again; and why would you want to?
All phobics are blessed, or maybe I should say cursed, with a good imagination. They easily imagine that the thing they fear is everywhere. Then they imagine the worst case scenario involving that thing happening. They imagine it large and scary! This can happen in a split second. They can go from just thinking of a spider to having an imaginary one crawling on them in less than the blink of an eye. It is this powerful imagination that the NLP practitioner teaches you to put to use - but in a positive way.
If you are near Cork and want to know more about how NLP could help you, or someone you know, change their life for the better and begin to live life fearlessly, give me a call on 021 487 6072 or visit Riverside Hypnotherapy's website. Practitioners elsewhere in the country can be found on the website of the Irish Institute of NLP.