Got a fear you'd like to get rid of? Most people go about tackling fears the wrong way. They talk about the underlying feelings forever and ever.
While this may help understand the fear, it does not do much to get rid of it. It's no secret that professional psychologists and counselors make money by repeat business. So it's kind of in their best interest to stretch out your problem as long as possible.
However, there IS a way to get rid of fears and phobias easily and quickly. The process is simple, and while it does take practice and consistency, once you can the hang of it, you can systematically go through and obliterate ALL your fears.
Here's how. You'll need to dig into your memory and find the first time it happened. Or close to the first time it happened.
For example, if you're terrified of snakes, find the first time you got scared of a snake. If your scared of dogs or talking to girls, just find the first time it happened.
The secret is that all fears (well all of them except really loud noises and heights) are LEARNED fears. And anything you can learn, you can unlearn. (Just like Santa Claus.)
You'll be destroying the fear associated with that memory, so go back as far as you can. If you find that you do not get to the initial memory at first, you'll just have to repeat this process a few times.
Kind of like digging out a root, you need to get all of it, not just the parts you can see.
Anyhow, here's what you do.
Imagine you're sitting in an empty movie theater, watching yourself, over there.
The you over there is watching a movie up on the screen.
What's the movie?
You guessed it, that horrible event that created your fear.
First, play it normal speed, with the regular sounds.
Remember, you're watching yourself watching the movie, so you do not have to look if you do not want to.
Then, start changing the movie a bit. Make it black and white, put everyone in pink bunny slippers, put a huge dildo hat on everyone, add some zany music, whatever.
Play the movie backwards, forwards, a few times.
Then float into your other "self" over there and actually watch the cornball monstrosity you've just created.
Play around this and make that "horrible" memory as ridiculous as possible.
Watch how silly it's become.
Have a good laugh.
Do this a few times, and you'll find that fear's gone for good.