As I think about the next weekend when at the Wessex College we will be teaching our students how to be more effective when working with their patients with fears and anxieties, and how best to help them achieve their goals.
The feelings that people have when phobic or anxious are so similar that many people get confused as to whether they have a phobia or anxiety, and they seem to be unaware at how easily these responses are learnt and how quickly the brain can generalise a response,
As we go through life we learn a great many things by experience, things we are not even aware of. An unconscious learning, fear is one of these experiences. A phobia is a demonstration of how quickly we learn an automatic response and each time the response is felt the fear is re-enforced. Your brain works faster than you think so that before you know it you may have gained a phobia.
For years Dr Richard Bandler was told the most difficult thing to get rid off was a phobia. Whilst the psychologists at that time were trying to help people with phobias, usually by giving them drugs occasionally using flooding or desensitisation techniques which weren’t very effective. He thought it would be far better to speak to people who had overcome their fears to see how they did this. He advertised for people who had got rid of their phobias and got their strategies; he found as with most human behaviour that there was a pattern – they all came to a point when they decided they had had enough and then they saw themselves over there and it all seemed so stupid and… from these studies the NLP phobia cure was born.
Over the years I have been asked many times how I work with people with fears and anxieties, what techniques do I use and so this workshop is designed to answer those questions and give the participants an opportunity to practice.
It is part of the Wessex College Diploma held at Winchester University, and there are some rooms available for rent on campus at a reasonable rate. This weekend carries 14 CPD points.
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