Fast Phobia NLP Techniques Easy Free Script
NLP Techniques Fast Phobia Cure Script
How to do the Fast Phobia NLP techniques
The NLP Fast Phobia cure aims to remove all types of fears and phobias. A phobia is a fear that is out of all proportion to the actual danger. For example, in most countries, spiders are harmless, but thousands of people are terrified of spiders. If your fear starts to interfere with your normal life, then you have a phobia. People can have phobias about almost anything.
The Fast Phobia NLP Technique is an effective treatment for most phobias such as fear of public speaking, sexual performance anxiety, fear of driving, social anxiety, dental anxiety and so on. Fear of Flying is very common. Apparently, the most common phobia of all is a fear of birds.
As long as it is a fear associated with a particular thing, or a specific situation, or something you can visualize happening, then the NLP Fast Phobia Technique should work OK.
It has to be something with a specific trigger. It can not be just a general feeling of anxiety, or a fear that things might go wrong, or worries about say, Climate Change. There are other good techniques for dealing with that sort of fear.
The Fast Phobia technique also does not work on the Fear of Blood. Fear of Blood is different from all other Phobias. It is actually a physical reaction, not a thinking problem. It has its own technique.
It must be something that is a seen as a precise personal threat. and it must happen every time the same exact event happens.
How is a phobia started?
I used to have a neighbor who could not do any gardening because she was afraid of worms. Just the sight of a worm sent her running back into the house in a panic. This tiny, harmless, beneficial insect stopped her doing what she wanted. Something must have happened to cause that overwhelming fear.
Phobias are caused by accident. To create a phobia you need three things.
A sudden, unexpected event. An overwhelming fear. And the feeling that you cannot escape.
I had a client with a fear of fish. Any fish. Fish on a plate. Or in an aquarium. She could not even go into the sea because fish were there.
I traced the cause to a childhood incident. She won a goldfish at a fair. The fish was in some water in a glass jar. She knocked the jar against a wall on the way home. The jar shattered, she got cut, her mother is screaming, the fish is flopping and gasping , she knew it was her fault.
She was going to get punished. Her wonderful fish was dying, she was bleeding. A perfect day suddenly turned horrible. Her mind closed down and told her to get away from there RIGHT NOW.
That was how her phobia was created. Anything to do with fish triggers that memory and the fear. Her mind wants to keep her safe. So it sends out the order Get Out of Here RIGHT NOW. If she does run away then her mind has protected her.
As long as she stays away from fish, she will never feel that awful feeling again. A phobia is way of protecting yourself.
Using the Fast Phobia NLP Technique
The Fast Phobia cure is fast and simple. There are many variants of the basic technique, the script given here is the based on the NLP 'Magic Cinema' phobia cure.
The NLP fast phobia cure removes fears and phobias by altering sub-modalities. A standard phobia cure works by exposing the phobic person to a little bit of the fear at first, then a bit more, and a bit more and so on. (See the section below on Exposure).
The fast phobia cure technique is different. It uses image alteration.
The phobic person is guided to make changes to each submodality (visual, auditory, kinesthetic). You can change the speed at which you experience your fear. You can alter the colors. Or you can put a funny soundtrack on the movie.
By changing how you experience the fear situation, you break the link between the object and the fear. The fear is no longer automatic, so the fear goes away.
The fast phobia cure is particularly effective with phobias that are triggered by a specific thing, such as a fear of needles, fear of dentist visits, or spiders.
The fast phobia cure also works for getting rid of bad memories or painful experiences from the past. You can apply the fast phobia technique to a wide range of phobias and irrational fears.
Free Fast Phobia NLP Technique Script
|Memory||Imagine you are sitting in a cinema. You are the only one in the cinema.||V||Scene|
|In front of you is a blank screen.||M||Empty mind|
|Above and behind you there is a projection room. The projection room is where someone changes the movie and projects the image onto the screen.||Dissociation|
|You are holding a controller which determines which movie is played from the projection box, at what speed, and you can freeze it, fast forward or reverse it.|
The controller also controls the sound and the color.
With the controller you can control the size of the projected image, make it a smaller or larger.
You are totally in control of what happens on the screen.
You can stop it at any time.
|Empower the client, puts the person in charge|
|In this cinema you are safe. You can safely view any experience, any part of your life. Nothing can happen to you while you are sitting in this cinema.||Reassurance|
|You're sitting in a seat near the middle. See yourself sitting there, waiting for the show to begin.||Dissociation|
|Next, imagine floating out of your body, and up into the projection room behind you. From there in the projection room, you can see the screen, and you can see yourself sitting down there in the seat in the middle of the cinema.||Double Dissociation|
|Now, look at the screen from the projection room. Imagine seeing you sitting in the seat below using the controller to choose an movie to put on the screen.||V||Triple Dissociation|
|Using Fast Phobia NLP Modalities|
|The first image is a picture of the situation the moment just before you get the phobia, or the trigger for the phobia, or the thing that causes the bad feeling you want to get rid of.||Experience the phobia dissociated|
|Capability||Imagine you now Press Play on the controller.||Action|
|That snapshot on the screen turns into a movie that begins to play slowly. Watch it play from the beginning, up to just beyond the end of that unpleasant experience.||V||Run it forward|
|If you feel frightened or distressed you can stop the movie instantly.||Safety|
|Then go back to the beginning and try to play it a bit longer next time. Keep doing that until you can see yourself watching the whole movie all the way through.||All the way through|
|When you get to the end, I want you to stop the movie, and then run the movie backwards. You will see everything happening in reverse - people will walk backwards, things will move backwards - run the movie back to the start.||Run it backward|
|Then run the movie forward, but do it really fast, taking only one or two seconds to do it. Then run it backwards.||Run it backwards and forward fast|
|Then run it forward again, but this time as it gets towards the end, the whole screen shrinks in size until is as if you are watching a cartoon the size of a postage stamp.||Change the modalities|
|Then run the movie slowly forwards again but this time add funny voices to the people, add circus music to the soundtrack, see clowns leaping around in the scenes, see the thing you are worried about becoming tiny or getting stamped on, or getting washed away down a drain. Then run the movie backwards and forwards as fast as you can.||Change the sound, add comic elements|
|Go back and think about what is was that was giving you the problem. You will find that your reaction to it is now different.||Test the phobic reaction|
|If you need to you can run the movie again and again, each time changing something about it until you feel comfortable thinking about the problem situation.|
The Fast Phobia Cure in the 21st Century
The original NLP Fast Phobia Cure was created at a time when most people went to the cinema every week. Everyone was familiar with the layout, and most people had been in an empty cinema at some time. So it was a natural thing to use a cinema for visualization.
However, things have moved on. Most movies are watched at home now, or on the go. Movie going and even cinemas have changed. Cinemas no longer have a projection room. So imagining drifting up and seeing yourself from the projection room is not going to work.
This is where you can use your own imagination to create you own original version. You need to bring the Fast Phobia Cure into the 21st Century.
You can use the same basic idea, but change it to match how people consume videos and games today. Imagine lying on the couch, or in bed. You can suggest that the person gets so comfortable that they drift off into trance. Then, in the trance they dream of their fear and see it on the TV or mobile screen. There is a remote control device in their hand.
They can use this to make the video go forwards, or backwards, or whatever you want. But now add more functions to that remote control. You can get them to change the audio, or put special effects on the screen, change the colors, the size, and so on. You are not restricted to the original Fast Phobia Cure process. You can make your experience totally unique. You can suggest a full 3D virtual reality immersion.
You can also extend it. If the person with the problem is a gamer, or watches a particular type of entertainment, then why not include visualizations of that?
Some clients might enjoy thinking of their problem as happening on a stage, or a movie set. Ask them to imagine that they are seeing or experiencing their problem situation from the front. Just like the cinema.
But now, tell them they can go 'behind the scenes'. They can see the problem from the back. They can now see all the things that the camera is not showing. Who is directing the scene? What other actors are there? What are they doing?
Who is the script writer? Can the script writer come up with new dialog? Or write new parts for the actors. Can the director create new roles for everyone, including the person having the problem. Can the sets be moved around, changed?
There is no limit to how far you can extend the basic Fast Phobia idea.
Increase your skills with other Fast Phobia methods
Phobias are learned disorders. Therefore any phobia can be unlearned. Treatments for phobias are usually successful, although clearing a phobia completely may take several sessions.
The NLP Fast Phobia Cure is one way to clear irrational fears, but there are many more.
Graduated exposure for phobias is done by introducing the phobic person to what they fear, a little at a time, to get them used to it. Also called 'self-exposure'. So for example, you might have someone who is afraid of spiders. Just the idea of spiders might send them into a panic.
So you introduced the spider very gradually, at a rate that the person can accept. You might suggest that there is a spider outside the door. See what reaction you get. Allow the phobic reaction to subside.
Then you might suggest that there is a spider behind the desk in the room. It is hidden, and can't get out, but it's there. Allow your client to think of that for a while. Encourage your client to just think 'well, it's there it can't do any harm there '.
Then suggest that there is a spider in the drawer in your desk. Talk about the spider, describe it. You might even suggest that it's moving around in there. See how your client reacts. The client should be able to settle down and just accept that there is a spider in that drawer, but it's not doing anything dangerous.
You then tell the client that you going to open the drawer. And open it. Tell the client what your spider is doing. Allow the client to get comfortable with the idea that the spider is there, close by.
Then say that you're going to get the client to look into the drawer. Show the client that in the drawer there is a picture of a spider. Get your client accustomed to the picture. The client will realize that the picture is harmless.
Then asked the client to pick up the picture of the spider. Get the client to hold it and look at it. Tell the client about how essential spiders are to the environment. How they are amazing insects. How they can survive in extreme places. This get the client to understand spiders differently.
Then get a rubber spider, a model of some sort. Put that on your desk. Leave it there. Just allow the client to look at it. Give your client time to get comfortable with the spider.
Then tell the client that they can pick up the spider. Tell them to play with it. Get them to play with it, and make it dance, get them to knock it around on the top of your desk.
Now say to your client, "what you think of spiders now?". Usually they will have gotten over their initial instant fear of spiders.
If you need to, you can then eventually bring them nearer and nearer to a real spider. So they can look at one without flinching. And then perhaps hold one that is in a box. Eventually they will let the spider out. Hold it in their hand and see that it's harmless. And the phobia will be gone.
Flooding consists of surrounding the phobic person with what they fear. For example a person with a fear of balloons would be taken into a room filled with multicolored balloons, allow them to have all their reactions, and then they will gradually realise that they did not come to any harm from the balloons.
Counter conditioning is a treatment that teaches the phobic person how to relax in the phobia situation, so that they learn to control the panic they get from their phobia.
Ordeal Therapy is seldom used today, but it does work. The idea is to get the phobic person to be exposed to the phobia just up to the point where they want to turn away and avoid it. Then the phobic person is told to do something unpleasant and to keep doing it until it gets so unpleasant that they would rather face the phobia.
A Fetish is the opposite of a phobia. You can deal with this using the Fast Phobia Cure as well. A fetish is an unstoppable attraction to some object or situation, as opposed to the fear of some object or situation. A fetish is usually a sexual attraction linked to something that is not sexual, such as rubber clothing.