How Russell treated Rohan’s phobia
Rohan presented himself as a boy of contrast. He radiated confidence in all other areas of his life. It just didn’t square that he would be afraid of flying. I knew it had to be something else and that I had to peel back the layers of his experiences to get to the heart of the matter.
In the cognitive behavioural sessions we had, I used a technique I have pioneered in combination therapy called socratic questioning – a mode of probing using questions to open up issues and problems and to uncover assumptions. This enabled me to tease out what was really happening to Rohan. This is crucial when dealing with any sort of anxiety. Often a sufferer will not be able to pinpoint why they feel as they do, so before any hypnotherapy takes place, it is essential to get them to unearth the true source of their fear.
I also used a range of cutting-edge analysis and hypnotherapy techniques to uncover the origin of his fear. Cognitive behavioural therapy helped him to talk through the complex feelings that he associated with the smell of airline food. I then used powerful hypnotherapy techniques to replace the smell of the food with the smell of Rohan’s favourite aftershave. During his first flight, when the cabin crew brought the food out, all Rohan could smell was the refreshing scent and this broke the link between smell, sickness and panic that had been so debilitating. Through hypnotherapy, I was able to harness the positive power of Rohan’s mind to bring about this amazing transformation. Russell Hemmings treats, among other conditions, obesity, panic, anxiety and confidence issues, fears and phobias and habits and addictions. He also offers stressmanagement techniques. He can be contacted on 04 427 3627/055 286 7275. Or visit www.russellhemmings.co.uk or www.facebook.com/bridgehypnotherapyclinic.
Russell helped me get over my fear