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Mame Diouf – Premiership Footballer – Fear of Flying (2018)
I have had a fear of flying for as long as I can remember. It has not been easy to live with, partly because I often go home to visit my family in Africa, and partly because of my career as a professional footballer meaning I need to fly all over the world regularly.
Flying was always a nightmare for me and I avoided it where possible, and where I couldn’t avoid it, I kept my eyes shut and tried to distract myself the whole way to the destination!
I found out about Rob being a phobia specialist through a friend, and although very skeptical about hypnosis or anything like it, I decided that it couldn’t make me feel any worse, so decided to give it a go.
It was a crazy experience to be honest, in under an hour we chatted until my fear felt silly to me, and then he did some hypnosis techniques involving me standing up, talking aloud to myself and imagining my fearful experiences in a different way (as well as other things!).
When I left I felt very relaxed, happy and positive about getting over my fear, but nothing could have prepared me for my first flight… I had a few initial nerves, but soon found myself relaxing and watching films with no worries at all!
It is completely surreal that I am no longer afraid of flying and that I actually enjoy the experience…
Thank you Rob!