Tuesday, September 7, 2010

sitting in an empty theater

This blog is a new thought experiment. This blog takes the reader through a process known to cure irrational fears and phobias. Can a person cure themselves of irrational phobias simply by reading a blog post? You tell us if this works for you, or send your friends to: http://ImagineYouAreHere.com

Before we begin, I want to make absolutely sure that you want to be cured! Perhaps there's real-world safety in having your anxiety, albeit to a lesser extent. That's 100% fine, simply realize that if you want to remove an anxiety or a phobia, it can be 100% gone in as few as three or four times of going through a mental exercise.

Imagine you are here sitting in an empty theater. I'm going to ask you to do a few things really quickly. So that, when we're done, your phobia won't bother you at all, ever again.

I'll give you step-by-step instructions, and then you may want to close your eyes and go inside and follow these directions:

1) Imagine you are sitting in an empty movie theater. On the screen, you see a black-and-white snapshot just before you had a phobic response.

2) Now float out of your body to the projection booth above. From the projection booth, you can see yourself sitting below and see yourself in the still picture on the screen.

3) From the projection booth, you play the movie of the black-and-white snapshot, from the beginning until just beyond the end of the unpleasant experience. Freeze that slide frame!

4) Now leave the projection booth and jump inside the the slide on the screen. Change the picture to color, and run that image backwards as fast as possible.

5) Notice in what ways you can now look at phobic stimulus without a reactive response. Leave your comments and questions below please.

Now is the time to close your eyes and see yourself experiencing life differently. For many people, simply engaging with their fears in reverse loosens up the hold they used to have on folks.

Some NLP patients of mine found value in freezing the movie at a painful part, turning that sepia tone, and turning it into a postcard they folded and put away.


Ben Mack


colin said...

Hey Ben,

I've been looking forward to your posting this since you mentioned it some time back on Facebook. I read it off the sideways page scan you shared, but this is much more readable. :)

I will try this myself on my phobic reaction to public speaking, and let you know how it works!

Thanks very much for sharing something so use-full and help-full. :)

Ben Mack said...

Colin, this worked for Nicole Angel ;-) http://www.facebook.com/askmarkhorn?ref=ts#!/branding?v=wall&story_fbid=145682365470801&ref=mf