It will come as no surprise to people familiar with hypnosis that we don’t always have to know when and where a phobia started to eliminated.
However, sometimes people know exactly when and where a phobia started. And, that information was very helpful in eliminating my client’s horse phobia.
She had been thrown from a horse as a child and that was a scary experience. She had not been able to go horse riding since that time. And, she found it difficult to be around the horse, even at a distance.
I used hypnosis to take her back in time in her imagination so that she could watch the incident in which he been thrown from the horse from an adult perspective. I suggested that she might notice some interesting things. She might notice that she lived through the incident. She might notice that even though she was shaken up she was uninjured. She might notice that the horse was calm and even friendly as she walked it back to the stable.
She felt a lot better about the incident after watching it unfold from the mental perspective. And so I had her imagine being her younger self with all that she had just learned from watching the experience from an adult perspective of an adult. When she went through the incident in her imagination the second time it was a little unsettling, however she wasn’t scared anymore.
After her session, my client was able to write a horse again for the first time in over 15 years.
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