I recently learned an NLP technique that helps to rid people of limiting fears. Basically, you think about whatever it is you are afraid of – whatever gives you knots in your stomach . . . the less beautiful of butterflies . . .
Allow yourself to focus on this fear for a moment. What color is it? All of our feelings have a color associated with it. Continue to focus on this fear . . . imagine a wheel spinning counter-clockwise – the same color as your fear. As you focus on the fear, the wheel grows bigger . . . spins faster . . . continue to allow yourself to feel the depths of this fear. Experience the discomfort in your body. See the wheel spinning faster . . . Then, stop.
Now, pick the opposite color to your feeling. Focus on the opposite feelings . . . (if it was rejection, focus on acceptance . . . conflict, focus on agreement/understanding) . . . Allow yourself to feel the depths of these positive feelings. See a wheel in the opposite color – bold and bright. Allow this wheel to spin clockwise . . . growing larger and brighter . . . spinning faster as you focus on these positive emotions. Experience the softness in your body. Feel it open. Spin the wheel, bold and bright . . . Allow yourself to feel the peace and joy of this affirmation.
Now, every time you begin to have the feeling of that same fear . . . spin the wheel clockwise.