Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fears, phobias and traumas.


Let's say you have a phobia for some animals (spiders, insects, dogs...), or you have fear to fly, or to go to the dentist.....or you have lived a traumatic event...something that when you think of it, you feel upset.
There is a technique from NLP that can help to disassociate disturbing emotions from traumatic events, or from fearful situations.
So that you can feel serene and detached from it.
Nice, uh?
Now, you need to sit comfortable and undisturbed for at least 15 min.
Close your eyes and visualize yourself entering in a cinema, you walk in the middle of the room and sit in a chair.
Look at the screen, there is a movie playing, featuring this event that you already lived or that you imagine.
The movie is in black and white and you are the main character.
Now imagine that you are in the projector's room, seeing yourself seated in the cinema and seeing the movie from afar.
Weird, I know, but it's done to detach yourself more from what's going on....on the screen.
Ok, now let the movie play, in black and white, the stressful situation....for example you see the spider, scream terrified, then someone get rid of it, and you calm down.
At this point you step in the movie, now you are living it, as in real life, the scene turn in colors, and you watch the movie backwards, as if on rewind.
Moreover, doing this rewind as fast as possible, you play a funny music, like a circus or cartoon one.
This part, reliving the movie from end to start, in a fast rewind and with music, you repeat it several times, 5 o 6.
After some rest you will find that thinking to the same situation is no more, or less anxiety-provoking.
Usually this technique works immediately, but if, after some days you feel the problem is not resolved yet, you can do it again.
And now you can get rid of all your fears! Woo Hoo!

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