IN MAHARASHTRA STATE OF INDIA WHERE CAN I GET NLP T/t CENTRE FOR PHOBIA? IS IT A REALY EFFECTIVE AND SAFE THERAPY FOR PHOBIAS AND LONG LASTING?
Bandler and Grinder developed the phobia treatment technique as one of their first convincing therapy patterns.
This pattern really shows the basis and the power of NLP. Neuro linguistic programming starts with the structure of the problem rather than the symptoms. The structure of a phobia is an intense, associated and reliable anchored response. You don’t have to remember to have a phobic response – you see, hear or feel “the thing” and have the same response every time.
It could actually be useful to have the same kind of structured response to say “see the dirty dishes and respond by washing them.”
So it isn’t really the structure of the phobia that’s the problem but the lack of choice and the unwanted response.
Therefore the treatment is quite basic. What you want is to see the thing (the elevator, bug whatever) and have your brain respond like it does to any normal piece of information instead of like your survival is threatened.
The only danger of this technique is the risk of triggering the phobic response. But anyone with a phobia has this risk all the time. They come across “the thing” unexpectedly, see something that looks similar or even imagine “the thing” and trigger the unwanted response.
There is probably more risk of triggering an unwanted response using some of the desensitizing methods common in psychotherapy.
As for the long lasting effect, if the end result is tested correctly and thoroughly, and the unwanted response does not occur with the trigger, then the link has been broken. To get the response back you would need to re anchor it to the trigger again.
Any good NLP practitioner using this technique can make sure they don’t trigger the response by making sure the client is actually dissociated and stays there. Good calibration skills, language skills and anchoring skills are essential.
I’m don’t know the location of good trainers or practitioners in India. The directory is coming – I promise. Maybe someone else does know – please add a comment if you do.