By John Plester, TFT-ADV, RCT, UK Boot Camp Trainer
For those of us that have never suffered a phobia, it can be hard to appreciate the devastating fear it can create. With a phobia, a person would really feel an extreme amount of anxiety and dread about a certain object, living being, place or scenario.
In their minds, those with a phobia are likely to perceive the object of their phobia as posing inappropriate degrees of danger and respond accordingly. Frequently, the phobic trigger is almost always something quite harmless and ordinary. This is why the response can be so difficult to understand for people without the phobia.
Merely thinking about the object of their fear is often enough for a severe phobic to actually feel anxious and panicky.
After all, all of us have anxieties and dislikes, but it is when these anxieties start to interfere with day to day life that it tends to be called a phobia. If the object of their phobia is something they are not confronted with on a regular or daily basis, like moths, it may only have a minimal affect on their life. However, if it is something they must see or interact with often, it can drastically affect their quality of life.
There are two ‘main’ sorts of phobia. They are simple and complex phobias. Simple phobias are where a person has a direct fear of a certain object or being like frogs, spiders, lizards, clowns, flying or heights. Complex phobias have many different facets to them like agoraphobia, white coat phobia and social phobia. These can more often than not be caused by deep rooted beliefs about themselves and the world around them being more dangerous than it truly is. But, even these so-called deep rooted beliefs, will often respond quickly and easily to TFT.
Phobias are surprisingly common and the majority of them are incredibly easy to resolve. Many phobias come from a traumatic event or incident that occurs in childhood that is surrounded by trauma and anxiety, and then expands into a deep seated irrational fear.
Most phobias ordinarily respond very quickly to the use of Thought Field Therapy because it works on the perturbations, where the root cause resides. I worked for many years using only the basic TFT algorithm for phobias.
I was always fascinated by why there was an algorithm for simple fears and phobias and a different algorithm for claustrophobia, spiders and flying turbulence and the difference was purely the order of the same sequence. Once I learned the diagnostic process for treating phobias with TFT, I fully understood. I appreciated that the difference in the algorithm order was purely as a result of Dr Callahan and others treating thousands of clients and finding through diagnosis that a different order made all of the difference. I remember going back to my clinic after my diagnostic training, curious to test it, and being amazed at how I was getting the same result.
I have been running the TFT Boot Camps in the UK for 5 years and I am constantly amazed and surprised at the results and changes that my participants achieve on these weekends.
Over the years, I have worked with clients and students with a wide range of different complex fears and phobias and have found that diagnosing the sequence has resulted in treatments I could never have predicted using only my algorithm training.
Join me in my next TFT Boot Camp. It will be held in Norwich, UK, on March 28-29, 2015. This is a great opportunity for those new to tapping, to jump right in and get both algorithm and diagnostically trained.
Algorithm trained therapists can take their training and skills to the next level, TFT Diagnostics. This is also a great opportunity for diagnostically trained therapists who would like a refresher. They can benefit from a special rate to practise and gain more experience. This course also meets the pre-requisite requirements for the upcoming Optimal Health (Voice Technology) level course in Birmingham, UK with Joanne Callahan.
For full details, click here: www.johnplester.com.