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Schoolboy separated from family for 18 months with a fear of flying uses hypnosis so he can returns home

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Here is a wonderful example of how hypnosis and hypnotherapy can change your life !

Twelve-year-old Joe Thompson has landed at Heathrow Airport four years after his family moved to the UAE when his father Tony, 62, was offered a managerial role at a private hospital. Originally from from Somerset, Joe was stranded in Abu Dhabi for 18 months because he developed a crippling fear of air travel. He was able to overcome it when he had hypnotherapy so that he could return home. 

The family were due to fly back to Weston-Super-Mare in June last year when Tony’s contract ended, but just four months before they planned to come back, Joe developed an acute fear of flying when he boarded a flight to Sri Lanka to attend a rugby tour with his father. He found that he could not face the journey.

‘We got on the plane but Joe became so traumatised, the crew said he had to get off,’ his father said as he explained that Joe was scrambling over the seats to get out.

‘It was terrible. I had 40 other children with me who were all taking part in the tournament. I couldn’t leave them so I had to let Joe get off. I called my wife and she came and picked him up.’

His family then repeatedly tried to get Joe on a plane without any success, meaning that the father and son had to stay behind in the country while the boy’s mother went back to the UK to work.

The duo rented apartments and stayed at friends’ houses in order to save money, until a breakthrough occurred a year and a half later. Joe’s aerophobia – which had baffled doctors because he had flown long-haul many times as a child – was soothed by a Dubai hypnotherapist.

‘Hypnotherapy was the best chance I had. He helped me out so much, He taught me so much and I’m so thankful.’said Joe.

The family predict that they have spent the best part of £40,000 trying to cure their son’s fear which includes cancelled flight tickets and doctor bills. Sounds like a lot doesn't it ! Of course the actual hypnotherapy wasn't the cost, it was the cure!

If you have a fear of flying or any other fear or phobia I hope that seeing that Joe was able to overcome his worries and fears can help to show you that you could also do the same. Whether it is a fear of flying, heights, driving, spiders or anything else, it was something that you were not born with and so you had to learn that fear..and if you can learn it then you can also unlearn it and let it go too!

Do feel free to call me on 07980 233160 if you would like an informal chat or you can email me on [email protected]

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