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Welcome to the UK’s Best Fear of Flying Course

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IF YOU’RE AFRAID TO FLY and you’re reading this then chances are you already know you’re missing out on some of life’s most enjoyable things – things that other people take for granted: travel and holidays, visiting family and friends and even career opportunities, to name a few.

What you probably don’t know is the problem can get worse if left untreated. The stress and anxiety can cross-associate to other areas of a person’s life, at which point they eventually seek support when they reach crisis point.

Thankfully, most people seek treatment before this happens and the good news is that success in overcoming fear of flying is almost inevitable for most people in the hands of an experienced therapist.*

Welcome to the PHOBIAMAN Clinic

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I’m Alex, veteran member of Paul Mckenna’s Training Team and Treatment Director here at The PHOBIAMAN Clinic. I am a clinical specialist in the treatment of fear of flying and fear of heights with hypnosis and NLP, and over the last 13 years I have put together a team of some of the best phobia hypnotherapists anywhere.

Together, we have developed a unique programme of hypnotherapy for fear of flying. It’s unique because it’s been designed to remove the fear without you having to face it.*

We are professional, full-time therapists and we may be able to help you overcome your fear in just two or three sessions if you’ll only allow us to. That may sound like a wild claim right now, but when you stop to consider that we have already helped over 9000 others*, hopefully it begins to sound a bit more real.

Real Results

Others measure their success by how many people take a flight at the end of the course or treatment. But thousands of people fly every day despite having a fear of flying because they have to. So this doesn’t mean the phobia has gone.

We only consider ourselves successful when your fear has gone completely and you have the confidence to do what someone without a phobia would normally be able to do without experiencing a fear reaction.*

And even with these higher benchmarks, our success rates are better* than the airline courses, as well as other clinics and therapists, because we specialise in phobias and we have a unique fear of flying hypnotherapy programme delivered by some of the best hypnotherapists anywhere.

It’s NOT About Logic

People who have never had a phobia say you are far more likely to die on the way to the airport than you are by flying. That’s true, but it doesn’t help, does it?

At the PHOBIAMAN Clinic, we know that this sort of logic won’t conquer the anxiety and stress of a flying phobia. And the fact that pilots and cabin crew sometimes develop a fear of flying is proof it has nothing to do with safety or logic or knowing how aeroplanes fly. It is also proof that there is nothing wrong with you if you do have a flying phobia.

Pilots are as human as the rest of us and sometimes develop anxieties and fear of flying even after thousands of perfect flights. And when they do they come to The PHOBIAMAN Clinic for treatment, and there is no better recommendation than that.*

Here are just some of the reasons why people come to The PHOBIAMAN Clinic to overcome fear of flying:

What We Never Do…

1. No Long Physics Lectures

We all know logically that flying is safe. But the fear has nothing to do with flight safety or logic or understanding because it comes from a completely different part of the brain.

So we don’t force you to sit among hundreds of other fearful fliers for a whole day, getting more and more nervous while you listen to a pilot talking about aircraft and aviation safety statistics, how a commercial passenger jet is the safest form of transport, and
how aeroplanes fly.

The reason we don’t do this is because it doesn’t work. And we think asking a pilot to cure a fear of flying is as silly as asking a therapist to fly an aeroplane, (and the pilots we’ve spoken to agree with us). Overcoming fear of flying is about the brain, not the plane.

2. No “Facing Your Fear to Beat the Fear”

If you’ve ever been on an airline fear of flying course you’ll know that most of the people on the flight at the end are still terrified, some people are close to a panic attack. They haven’t overcome their fear of flying at all, even after a whole day (sometimes two days!) of learning about flying.

They are “Facing their Fears” in order to conquer them. Some of them are in tears they are so frightened. You can see it in the promotional videos on the airline websites.

These brave people have our full respect but this is the old psychological model of how to overcome fear – “Feel the fear and do it anyway”. It’s called exposure therapy, or systematic desensitization, and it isn’t very nice.

There is no face your fear to beat the fear aspect to our treatment. We invest the time needed with you and we only use the very best positive psychological techniques to remove your fear without you having to face it.*

What Makes Us Different?

3. We are Phobia Treatment Specialists

It’s important to make sure you are putting your trust in a specialist phobia clinic for your phobia treatment. Luckily, here at The PHOBIAMAN Clinic we specialise in treating phobias, so we understand what it’s like to have a real fear.

And we know that fear of flying is often underpinned by other fears like claustrophobia or fear of heights. This means a fear of flying won’t always respond to the out-of-the-box phobia methods and relaxation techniques that non-specialist clinics rely on.

If you want to check if a clinic or therapist GENUINELY specialises in phobia treatment, just have a quick look at their websites. If they offer treatments to stop smoking or weight loss or coaching or anything else then they do NOT specialise in phobias. And if they don’t specialise they are less likely to have the experience or expertise necessary to treat your phobia.

4. World Class NLP and Hypnosis

Not only are we phobia specialists, we are also world-class experts in Eriksonian Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). We don’t say this lightly, either.

As veteran members of Paul Mckenna’s training team, we help Paul and Dr Richard Bandler (the man who thought it all up) to deliver the largest NLP trainings in the world. Some of us have spent more than 10 years helping to deliver these trainings to tens of thousands of other hypnotherapists. That’s over 80 seminars, working alongside Paul Mckenna and Richard Bandler. There is no team with more experience anywhere, and all this means we deliver the most powerful and thorough fear of flying hypnosis treatment programme anywhere.

5. You’re in Control

Our whole programme is designed to collapse your fear at a neurological level and ONLY THEN do you get to test the new you, when you say you’re ready. You are in control throughout.*

6. We Are the First Choice of Pilots and Cabin Crew

When livelihoods and careers depend upon results, professional pilots and cabin crew come to us.

They turn to The PHOBIAMAN Clinic because they know we are as thorough about looking after our clients and collapsing phobias as they are about flying aircraft and taking care of their passengers. We take it extremely seriously.*

7. We Know More About How to Treat Flying Phobias Than Anyone Else

Having worked with over 9000 people with phobias of all kinds, we understand better than anyone ALL the different components that can make up a flying phobia: (Take-off, Landing, Fear of Heights, Falling out of the Sky, Loss of Control, Structural Integrity of the Aeroplane, Engine Failure, Crew Competence, Weather Conditions, Turbulence, Terrorism, Claustrophobia, Panic Attacks, Mental Images, etc.). You name it, we’ve treated it, and we know how to collapse each one thoroughly.*

8. Our Methods Work Where Others Fail

“I’ve tried everything and you’re my last hope!” – We used to hear that a lot.

We don’t hear it so much now, thankfully, because people come straight to us. But if you have tried other hypnotherapists or airline industry courses, don’t worry. You deserve a fear-free life and we’re confident we can help.*

Just call our friendly team on 0207 193 5194 and they will answer your questions and explain what may be possible for you. If you are calling from outside the UK the international number is +44 207 193 5194.

You can also contact us using the form on this page and one of us will get back to you straight away.

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Fear of Public Speaking Hypnotherapy

Fear-of-SpeakingIF YOU HAVE A FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, you probably already know that preparation is NOT the key to making the fear go away.

That may work for people who are just nervous, but it won’t work for someone who experiences intense feelings of panic and anxiety just by thinking about it. What they need is a phobia specialist.

Welcome to The PHOBIAMAN Clinic

I’m Alex, veteran member of Paul Mckenna’s Training Team and Treatment Director at The PHOBIAMAN Clinic. Over the last 13 years I have put together a team of the best phobia treatment specialists anywhere.

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Together, we have developed a unique programme of hypnotherapy for fear of public speaking and anxiety. It’s unique because it’s been designed to remove the fear without you having to face it.*

We are professional, full time therapists and we may be able to help you overcome fear of public speaking in just two or three sessions if you’ll only allow us to. That may sound like a wild claim right now, but when you stop to consider that we have already helped over 9000 others*, hopefully it begins to sound a bit more real.

Luckily, here at The PHOBIAMAN Clinic we specialise in treating Phobias, so we understand what it’s like to have a real fear.

And we know that fear of public speaking, despite being one of the most common phobias, is NOT necessarily a learned behaviour like other phobias.

This means it won’t always respond to the common methods that non-specialist clinics rely upon, like relaxation techniques.

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Being specialists means we get to work with more phobias than if we tried to treat everything. This has allowed us to notice patterns and to develop our own methods based on what we have found to work* for the thousands of other people we have already treated just like you. This is one reason why our success rates are higher. And our training and experience help too.

World-class NLP and Hypnosis

Not only are we phobia specialists, we are also world-class experts in Eriksonian Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). We don’t say this lightly, either.

As veteran members of Paul Mckenna’s training team, we help Paul and Dr Richard Bandler – the man who thought it all up – deliver the largest NLP and Hypnosis trainings in the world. There is no team with more experience anywhere, and all this means we deliver the most powerful and thorough phobia treatment programme available today.

Public speaking involves skill and planning, but they are skills you can only learn once the fear has gone. And we can help you here too.

As members of Paul’s training team we know how to deliver to an audience. More importantly, we can teach you how to do the same. And we can give you the tools you need to be successful*, whether it be a sales or business meeting or presentation, a formal speech, a wedding speech, or delivering a lecture or training.

In short, we can help you get rid of the fear* and then teach you the skills you need to deliver a memorable and interesting presentation to an audience of any size with confidence.

If you would like to find out if our treatment is going to be right for you, the first step is to call the PHOBIAMAN clinic and speak with one of our friendly therapists and see if we can help. Just call 0207 193 5194 and speak with a specialist today.

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Fear of Heights Hypnotherapy Treatment

skylineIF YOU HAVE A FEAR OF HEIGHTS you probably already know that facing the fear is NOT a very effective form of treatment for fear of heights.

That may work for people who are just nervous, but it won’t work for someone who experiences intense feelings of fear or panic attacks just by thinking about a place that seems too high or exposed. What they need is a phobia specialist.

Welcome to the PHOBIAMAN Clinic

Paul-Mckenna-Phobiaman

I’m Alex, veteran member of Paul Mckenna’s Training Team and Treatment Director here at The PHOBIAMAN Clinic. Over the last 13 years I have put together a team of some of the best phobia therapists anywhere.

Together, we have developed a unique programme of hypnosis for fear of heights. It’s unique because it’s been designed to help you overcome acrophobia – the name for fear of heights and anxiety – without you having to face it.

We are professional, full time therapists and we may be able to help you overcome fear of heights in just two or three sessions if you’ll only allow us to. That may sound like a wild claim but when you stop to consider that our therapy has already helped over 9000 others*, hopefully it begins to sound a bit more real.

Specialists in Fear of Heights Hypnosis

Here at The PHOBIAMAN Clinic we specialise in treating fears and phobias, so we understand just what it’s like. And being specialists means we get to work with more phobias than if we tried to treat everything.

This focus has allowed us to notice patterns and to develop our own methods – methods you will find nowhere else – based on what we have found to work* for the thousands of other people we have treated just like you.

For example, we know fear of heights is NOT ‘learned’ like other phobias, despite being one of the most common. This means it won’t usually respond to the out-of-the-box phobia treatments and ‘techniques’ that other clinics and therapists rely upon.

This is because fear of heights has a different structure to other phobias. If you are afraid of heights you are NOT suffering from a mental health issue. There is nothing wrong with you. You are probably a self-starter – people who have a phobia of heights usually are – and it is this higher-than-usual motivation that leads directly to the fear you feel when you are near a height or a drop or when you feel too exposed.

Most therapists don’t understand this and they waste time trying to ‘fix’ something that isn’t broken. But once you understand what is driving the panic and anxiety response, it’s much easier to help someone change it.

This is one of the reasons why our results and success rates are better than those of other clinics and therapists. And our training and experience help too.

World Class NLP and Clinical Hypnotherapy

Not only are we phobia specialists, we are also world-class experts in Eriksonian Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). We don’t say this lightly, either.

As veteran members of Paul Mckenna’s training team, we help Paul and Dr Richard Bandler – the man who thought it all up – to deliver the largest NLP trainings in the world. There is no team with more experience anywhere, and all this means we deliver the most powerful and thorough phobia treatment programme available today.

So even if you have tried other therapists or clinics, don’t worry – we still may be able help. But our treatment is no miracle cure, it requires a commitment to the programme over just a few sessions, and a willingness to follow instructions.

If that sounds like the sort of thing you can commit to, and you would like to find out if our treatment is going to be right for you, the first step is to call The PHOBIAMAN Clinic and speak with one of our friendly therapists. Just call 0207 193 5194 and speak with a specialist today.

 

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Fear of Flying Hypnotherapy Treatment

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IF YOU HAVE A FEAR OF FLYING you probably know by now that ‘facing the fear’ is NOT the key to making it go away.

Thousands of people travel several times a month despite having a fear of flying because they have to, and yet the fear remains.

And learning how aeroplanes fly isn’t the answer, either. That may do the trick for people who are just a bit nervous, but it won’t help someone who experiences intense fear or panic attacks when they think about flying.

People who have wasted money on expensive flights that they then refused to board, or people who have ruined the last days of a holiday by dreading the flight home, don’t need a physics lesson. What they need is a phobia specialist.

Welcome to The PHOBIAMAN Clinic

I’m Alex, Clinical Director here at The PHOBIAMAN Clinic and  veteran member of Paul Mckenna’s Training Team, and I have put together the best team of phobia treatment specialists anywhere.

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Over the last 15 years, we have created a unique programme of hypnotherapy for fear of flying and flying anxiety. What makes it unique? It’s designed to remove your fear without you having to face it, and we may be able to help you get over your fear of flying in just a few sessions*.

That may sound like a bit of a wild claim right now, but when you stop to consider that we have already helped over 11,000 others*, hopefully it begins to sound a bit more real.

Real Results

So, how do we get results like this when so many other therapists and clinics can’t? Here at The PHOBIAMAN Clinic, we specialise in treating phobias. This means we understand them better than other therapists – especially therapists who try and treat everything.

Being specialists means we get to work with more phobias, and this has allowed us to notice conscious as well as unconscious patterns within the different types of phobias.

Phobias are NOT all the same. They are not all ‘learned behaviours’ (despite what you might read elsewhere), and this is why they don’t always respond to the common out-of-the-box therapy techniques that other clinics and therapists rely upon. They are just not effective in many cases.

Fortunately, therapists are not all the same, either. We have developed our own methodologies that have been shown to work for thousands of other clients we have already treated just like you.

You won’t find these methods anywhere else and this is just one reason why our success rates are higher*. But our training and experience help too.

Specialists in Fear of Flying Hypnosis

Not only are we phobia specialists, we are also world-class experts in Eriksonian Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). We’re not just saying this either.

As veteran members of Paul Mckenna’s training team, we help Paul and Dr Richard Bandler – the man who thought it all up – to deliver the largest NLP and Hypnosis training courses in the world.

There is no team with more experience anywhere, and all this means we deliver the most powerful and thorough fear of flying treatment programme available anywhere today. So if you really do want the best chance of getting over your fear of flying you’ve found the right place to begin.

And it doesn’t matter what aspect of flying you find frightening, either. Whether it’s takeoff, turbulence, crew competence, terrorism, lack of control or feeling trapped, or just feeling the plane is going to fall out of the sky, (even though you know logically that it’s not). We’ve worked with people with all of these fears and more.

If you would like to find out if our treatment is going to be right for you, the first step is to call The PHOBIAMAN Clinic, and speak with one of our friendly therapists and see if we can help. We often have a waiting list of several weeks so please call as soon as you can so we can make sure we can get you treated in time.

Just call our team on 0207 193 5194 and we will answer your questions and explain what may be possible for you. If you are calling from outside the UK the international number is +44 207 193 5194.

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Spider Phobias

When compared with a phobia of spiders, many of the other common fear disorders are fairly recent. Things like flying, escalators, lifts, or needles, haven’t been around for very long. Heights weren’t something you’d have been faced with until the twentieth century, unless you count jumping over a gate. And public speaking wasn’t common for most people even three generations ago.

None of these other fears have been around for as long as the spider phobia because people just didn’t encounter them very much. The other related phobia that’s been around as long is a fear of snakes.

Phobia, fear, what ever you want to call it; when it comes to being to being frightened, there’s something about arachnophobia that’s pretty unique. Spiders were around since way before the first humans decided that being afraid when something wants you for lunch is a good idea. The fear of spiders phobia has been around as long as we have.

Phobias – The Theory So Far.

This fine and long pedigree has enabled scientists researching fear to challenge some previously held beliefs about phobias in general. The fear response is a subconscious reaction that favours an individual who can learn to be frightened instantly. It allows them to avoid and, if necessary, escape from dangerous situations.

But when something is perceived wrongly as being threatening a phobia develops. As far as your brain is concerned there is no difference. Better safe than sorry. If something seems frightening it wants to protect you, and the automatic fear response stays with you, ensuring your survival by avoiding the feared situation.

The behaviour is even passed on to future generations by the children observing the behaviour of older family members. In fact, among the clients who come to me for spider phobia treatments, the ones who can trace their anxiety back to a specific traumatic event are in the minority.

Most of them have inherited their phobia from someone else, and learnt to be scared indirectly.

Spider Phobia Sufferers Don’t Usually Live
In Countries With Dangerous Spiders.

All this makes perfect sense. However, in the case of arachnophobia, there is one piece of evidence that suggests that this model isn’t quite complete. And that is that sufferers of spider fear are statistically more likely to come from a country like Britain, where they are harmless, than from a hot country where venomous species like tarantulas are a reality.

In Africa, where spiders are far more dangerous, as well as abundant, they are honoured and protected by people. In fact, the location of spider phobia sufferers has nothing to do with the location of dangerous spiders. Why might this be?

One theory is that in countries where there are no dangerous spiders, this phobia must have originated due to something else. There is evidence that in Britain, spiders were associated with the spread of disease.

This belief was formed during the population destroying bubonic plagues. If a spider fell into a bucket of water, that water was considered unsafe to drink. This would go some way to explaining the random nature of the distribution of sufferers.

Another explanation for these strange statistics is that phobic behaviour isn’t particularly good at keeping us safe; but it’s better than nothing. So when the ancestors of present-day Europeans migrated away from the regions where dangerous species of spiders exist, they took with them the phobic responses they had developed up to that point. And in their new environment, without being exposed to the threat, there was no need to develop any more advanced protective behaviours.

Those that continued to live in such regions, found that their uncontrolled emotional responses increased the threat of a bite from the poor bemused spider, who was faced with a scary sweating panicking human. They were forced to develop more refined and sophisticated behaviours. These less excessive reactions were more effective protection when faced with spiders that were really dangerous.

This does not mean to say that the indigenous population of these regions are comfortable around dangerous species. They have simply learned through experience that instead of having a panic attack, or freezing with fear, being calm is a more effective way to cope with the situation because it is less likely to lead to an attack.

Spider Fear – Genetic or Learned?

Both of these theories demonstrate that each phobia is a learned reaction, not a genetic one. It is simply a stimulus response association, just like the famous dogs of Pavlov. The ability to be phobic may well be genetic, but each person has to learn their phobia; either through direct experience or observation of someone else’s fear response. The good news is that the ability to overcome arachnophobia, or any phobic response, is also part of our evolutionary heritage. The chances of overcoming fear of spiders with professional treatment programme are pretty high.*

 

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