I met Fred quite by accident. He was sitting in the reception room of my office waiting for his girlfriend to finish her session with my colleague. We started chatting, and he told me that he had a fear of flying. Even though I knew that fears could be eliminated quickly, Fred surprised me.
Fred said that he would even be sitting in the plane on the ground completely safe, gripping the armrest on the seat with white knuckles. And, being a hypnotherapist, that got me curious.
I asked Fred how he might respond if he were to see himself through the window on the plane sitting there white knuckled and tense. To my surprise, Fred started laughing. And, even though I hadn’t intended it, Fred lost his fear of flying at that moment.
Someone familiar with hypnosis and NLP might immediately recognize how a simple change of mental perspective could change Fred’s feelings so quickly and so completely.
Fred was initially scaring himself by imagining being in the plane while it crashed. Seeing himself from the outside doing something that seemed silly and funny to him completely changed his feelings. His laughter was truly healing.
Shifting our mental point to view can completely change our thoughts and feelings about a situation. And, Fred’s experience demonstrates. All it took was the right question, and Fred spontaneously went into hypnosis just long enough to lose a fear that had been with him for years.
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