I often use the NLP and Hypnosis combination when working with clients on anxiety, panic and or stress, including phobia. These symptoms are usually fear based and believe it or not are usually a result of the unconscious mind looking for resolution to a problem or problems which are creating imbalance. The problems can be current or a blast from the past, sometimes appearing long after a problem seems to have been resolved.
I would start a session by asking relevant questions as the more I know about my client the quicker and more effective the NLP interventions and hypnosis will be. Often clients gain an understanding of what has been happening just by answering the questions which often leads them to contribute to their own healing, their own peace, and I keep asking questions until I am certain I understand how the events and thoughts connected to the events could possibly have created the problem called anxiety, panic, stress or phobia.
It is at this stage that I sometimes use Time Line Therapy (TLT) to get rid of anger, sadness, fear, hurt or guilt. I find this process to be fast and effective and once learned (I teach my own effective version to anyone who would like to learn it) can be used safely at home for any future problem solving, goal setting and more.
Finally the hypnosis which is a normal natural altered state of relaxation that we drift in and out of regularly such as in a day dream, when lost in a book or just as we drop off to sleep. Deep levels of relaxation are not required, but often clients become so relaxed they go deep very quickly. During the hypnosis the client is always in control only taking on board the suggestions that are congruent with their own values and beliefs. I use different types of hypnosis depending on the client and the nature of the presenting problem.
My clients report that the hypnosis is very relaxing and pleasurable for them and certainly as the therapist I also enjoy this part of the session.
I occasionally use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) models to help clients understand what is causing their symptoms, this can be particularly useful in explaining to friends and family.
Often four sessions (average) are all that is required to move forward, you can begin to make these changes today.