Students at CPHT Stoke love helping people lose their phobias. At this time of year, they are not short of clients with a fear of flying to practice on.
Aerophobia is the scientific name for a flying phobia. It is actually on the increase even though statistics suggest that flying is the safest mode of travel. In fact, as many as half of us have some kind of fear around flying & air travel. Although not all of these would be classed as a full-blown phobia.
Jenny Mellenchip, one of the Senior Lecturers for CPHT Stoke, comments ‘The fear of flying is often more about the “what might happen” rather than what actually is happening‘. These thoughts trigger a reaction in the body that causes the person to be fearful and anxious.
‘Sometimes, just providing someone with factual information can help those who are a little nervous about getting on a plane. But for those who have a severe or phobic response, another approach is needed’
Learning how to reduce the impact of phobias
During CPHT Stoke hypnotherapy training we teach the rewind and reframe technique. With this technique there is no need to know when the phobia started. This is useful for those people who believe that they’ve always just had a phobia. We start by demonstrating the process on a student. This year, student Gareth wanted to get rid of his fear of paper. During the session with Gareth, Jenny got him to visualize his preferred future. In this case, Gareth chose to imagine a future where he would be able to read a newspaper without feeling nauseous. Together with relaxation therapy, Jenny helped Gareth to see things as if real. This was done without over exaggerating the risk. As a result the pattern that led to his phobic response was broken. He returned to the room after the break, holding a piece of paper in his hands. He was thrilled.
Our Clients are often relieved to learn that there are ways to help them. Phobias are something that can often be addressed quickly. It is such a powerful technique. Click here to find out what our clients say about us.
If you would like to make such a huge difference to people’s lives, why not join us in March at Trent House with CPHT Stoke Hypnotherapy Training. It is a wonderful learning experience and fun too. www.cphtstoke.co.uk