Ladders. Bridges. Balconys. If these things make you squeamish, perhaps this is the audiobook for you. In Overcome Fear of Heights, British hypnotherapist Darren Marks attempts to help you conquer your fear of high places by reprogramming your mind.
Set against the backdrop of tranquil sounds, Marks guides you step-by-step toward a state of relaxation using breathing exercises, calm words of encouragement, and other hypnosis techniques.
Marks recommends using stereo headphones in a comfortable environment when participating in this exercise, and he strongly advises against listening to this while driving.
This recording is designed to help you to begin to reprogramme your mind to react in an appropriate way when you visit high places. The aim is for you to learn how to relax, breathe naturally and easily and allow your mind to focus on the task in hand or perhaps the beauty of the view in front of you.
In addition to this recording being written and delivered by Darren Marks one of the UK's leading hypnotherapists and NLP practitioners, it also utilizes dual delivery hypnotherapy (DDH) and brainwave entrainment. DDH involves different suggestions or metaphors being delivered separately yet simultaneously through the right and left headphones. The effect is deeply hypnotic and has the advantage of helping the unconscious mind to accept beneficial suggestions with less conscious interference.
Brainwave entrainment refers to the brain's electrical response to rhythmic stimulation. When the brain is stimulated through one of our physical senses it emits electrical charges which are converted by the brain into what we see, hear and feel.
When the brain is exposed to rhythm, the rhythm is recreated in the brain in the form of these electrical impulses. If the rhythm is the right speed it can begin to mimic natural brainwave patterns. When this occurs, the brain reacts by synchronizing to the same rhythm. This phenomenon is called the Frequency Following Response (or FFR). FFR is used here to assist people to rapidly access deep meditative states which could take years ...