Have you ever felt afraid of boarding a plane? If so, you aren't alone. The fear of flying, called Aerophobia, is one of the most common phobias that people can have. This phobia is a crippling, overwhelming feeling. It may even keep you from conducting business; traveling to new places, or seeing far-off friends and family. Beating such a fear used to take many years of treatment, but now there are hypnotic therapy and NLP techniques to work against phobias for easier, life-enhancing results.

Do you wonder what defines a phobia? All phobias are considered a type of anxiety disorder, and many people who have them often have panic attacks and other unpleasant symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, or an elevated heart rate. Many sufferers complain of feeling sick or losing their ability to control themselves, and organize their daily life around their phobia to try to avoid their fears.

For people suffering from Aerophobia, even the simple idea of getting on a plane can trigger symptoms of a panic attack. Other sufferers might feel only a bit uneasy while the plane is grounded, but panic once the aircraft takes off.

Imagine a scenario in which a lady suffering from Aerophobia is sitting on a plane before takeoff. She starts to feel nervous and her heart starts to race. She knows flying is safe, but she is afraid nonetheless. When the plane is off the ground, she can't help but cry uncontrollably, and continues to weep throughout the flight until she is finally able to get off the plane. As extreme as this sounds, this sort of response is common to a surprisingly high number of people.

All phobias are distinguished by intense, illogical fear. Those with Aerophobia are afraid of air travel even when they know that flying is actually a secure form of travel. They may feel ashamed when they respond by sobbing, shaking, or having a panic attack, but feel unable to restrain their behavior. For many people, this fear of losing control is as daunting as the fear of flying itself.

In reality, people with phobias can't control themselves because their anxieties are based at an unconscious level, which no amount of willpower or conscious effort can change. This is where hypnotic therapy is effective. Ericksonian hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques operate at the unconscious level of the mind to effectively treat phobias.

A good hypnosis program for treating a phobia contains several successive steps. The first step uses hypnotherapy for relaxation, quelling anxiety and tension. Once you feel stress-free and relaxed, hypnosis forms new thoughts in the unconscious mind to eliminate the fear. NLP itself extinguishes fears by specifically pinpointing the thought process that results in a phobia.

Instead of conventional hypnotherapy, which utilizes direct post-hypnotic suggestions, Ericksonian hypnosis uses indirect suggestions hidden in discussion to persuade the unconscious mind to adopt a new, more reasonable way of thinking. It is more effective than conventional hypnotherapy because people usually ignore straightforward post-hypnotic hints, but find it harder to resist indirect suggestions that are present in fascinating metaphors and stories.

The exact phrasing of post-hypnotic suggestions in conventional hypnotherapy means that several conventional hypnotherapy programs will only be effective for one phobia. A remarkable feature of an Ericksonian hypnotherapy and NLP program is that it isn't phobia-specific and will treat any phobia, in any person. It is sure to work for most people because the program is composed of multiple unique hypnotherapy techniques assembled for maximum effectiveness.

The most effective phobia busting NLP technique that I have used is called the Visual - Kinesthetic Disassociation. The V/K is often called the "one session phobia cure," because of its remarkable effectiveness!

The Ericksonian hypnotherapy and NLP program is ideal for the independent thinker who wishes to beat an illogical fear once and for all. Users can go through the step-by-step process at their own individual pace, but are frequently delighted at the ease with which they complete the process and overcome their phobia. The results people achieve with hypnotherapy often appear simply miraculous.

Hypnosis therapy and NLP are phenomenal tools for many struggling with phobias. Ericksonian hypnosis therapy and NLP have helped countless people overcome their phobias. The techniques are remarkable for helping those who are afraid of air travel to enjoy air travel and all of its advantages. For a long time, hypnotherapy has been able to benefit lives all over the world, and beating phobias is just one of the ways in which it aids people.

Author's Bio: 

Alan B. Densky, CH has been eliminating irrational fears using Hypnotherapy since 1978. He offers how to overcome fear NLP & hypnosis CDs plus a broad range of Self-Hypnosis CDs for stress & depression related symptoms. . Visit his website for free NLP downloads.