Phobia Treatment through Hypnotherapy – East London/Essex Practitioner Alan Whitton explains…
Phobias are different from anxieties. They work with an 'On/Off' switch, and are often a seemingly irrational fear.
"Heights, confined spaces, olives"
I recall an American talk show which featured someone who was olive-phobic.
Whip out a jar of olives and she would literally scream and run off the stage.
When her case history was unpacked, she divulged that as a child she'd seen a dead family member in their casket, and recalled how his dead eyes looked like olives.
So her brain had made the connection: Olives = dead person's eyeballs.
If, every time I saw an olive, I felt like I was seeing dead folks' eyes, I'd run off screaming too!
If you never had a concept of 'glowing red hot coal' you might think, "Ooh, pretty red shiny thing, let's feel it!"
I guarantee you'd only ever do it once though.
It's the same with a phobia.
From the brain's perspective, the stimulus (the 'thing' – whether it's a lift, spiders, trains or whatever) equates to extreme danger in the eyes of the phobic person.
So at some level, in the mind of the phobic person, there may be a positive 'reason' for this to happen.
"How can I deal with my phobias?"
I use an extremely robust method to deal with phobias and, because of this,
I get great results, fast. (Proof? See what my clients have to say, click here or see below a testimonial from a Flying Phobic lady)
If you’d like me to help you beat your fear of olives, water or anything else, give me a call and I’ll explain more.
Call me, Alan Whitton, today – on 07903 713234
Or email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org