Updated: Apr 6, 2022
Does anyone else think hypnosis isn't actually real? I truly was under the impression that it was all fake and a complete waste of money. MAYBE I would go to a show in Vegas for a laugh, but I definitely didn't believe that all the tranced chicken clucking and pretending to be a washing machine was actually real.Well, I am woman enough to admit when I am wrong. If anyone of you know me, that's not an easy thing for me to say. However, I can confidently say, hypnosis saved my job!
As you guys can tell, we travel quite a bit. We probably travel more than we are even home in NYC. Most people don't know this, but I actually have a horrible fear of flying. To the point where in college I took a 26 hour train ride to visit Abigail in Florida rather than taking the 2 hour flight.... it was brutal. (Man, I'm a great friend.) Anyways, enough about how great I am. We started getting booked for more and more travel work, which meant the plane rides got more and more frequent. I took Xanex to calm down on the flights, but it wasn't enough and I was so groggy when we arrived at our destination. Anytime we would hit light turbulence I would think the worst and be sick with nerves the whole flight. I cry, I cause scenes... it wasn't pretty (and I'm definitely an ugly crier.)
At the end of last year I had looked at the next 3 months in our calendar and counted over 17 flights. I knew I had to do something to try and get over my fear. I reached out to friends who were pilots and they explained to me how things on the plane worked, which made me feel a bit more comfortable. However, I still felt that nervousness when we hit a slight bump.
I finally reached out to a hypnotist in NYC, Doug O'Brien and made an appointment for the next week. We went through his whole process implementing the havening technique as well as normal hypnosis tactics. He recorded my session and told me to listen to the tape as I was falling asleep every night. He said it didn't matter if I fell asleep that it would still find its way into my brain. Important to note that it does not work right away, but after a few weeks you should start to feel a difference. It honestly worked! I, like any other normal human have a few nerves about flying, but nothing like before. I actually opt to fly home to Boston now instead of taking the train or the bus. Without getting hypnosis I would have had a very difficult time continuing my work as a travel blogger. If you have similar fears I urge you to reach out to Doug O'Brien for a session. It doesn't hurt to give it a try :)