Phobias and fears eg fear of flying
I was lucky enough to start holidaying abroad from a very young age and so have flown many times. In my recent years I started to develop a real fear of flying to the point of wanting to go on holiday by boat or stay in the UK. I knew I needed to sort this out and started asking myself questions; Is it a control or lack of control issue, am I developing claustrophobia , am I scared of heights the questions continued. I have friends who are commercial pilots whom I sort advice (the commercial airlines do offer great programmes to help with this issue).
Statistically we know how relatively safe flying is, how over engineered aircraft are and continue to improve. So once I’d learnt what the different noises were, why the engines make certain sounds at certain times I was still nervous when flying particularly during turbulence.
Going back to my friend the pilot “ I love a bit of turbulence” he said and explained how it’s just like driving on a bumpy road. I was introduced to a few techniques from NLP and combined with self -hypnosis I can now say that I am almost at the point of enjoying flying. At the onset of any turbulence I practice these simple techniques which I will teach you and with each bump I become more relaxed.
Phobias and fears are designed to protect us but in fact can be a huge hindrance to our daily lives but with the right approach they can be eliminated.
In between sessions I encourage my clients to participate in exercises at home. This can involve listening to a bespoke hypnotherapy recording, practicing self hypnosis or Resonant Frequency Training,(developed with Dr Peter Gruenewald MD).
RFT uses pitch , interval, rhythm and panning to pace your breathing which enables you to:
- Improve your physical and emotional health through Heart Rate Variability Training.
- Align the rhythm of your breath with the rhythm of your blood pressure and your heartbeat.
- Enhance and balance the function of your autonomic nervous system, activating and harmonising both the sympathetic(focus)and parasympathetic(relaxation)branches which systematically alters physiology and emotions supporting physical health.
- Increase the capacity to recover from stress/strain by enhancing the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system, coordinate and align the function of the left and right brain through a panning effect, this helps process emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger , sadness and frustration with a shift towards a more emotionally neutral state.