Want to tell you about another hypnosis client who overcame a debilitating problem with a phobia over crossing bridges and some of her driving. We did "systematic desentization" while in hypnosis. Never heard of anyone doing this before. She says now that crossing bridges feels like flying! (By the way, all done by phone).
The steps were to first find out when she could drive and feel safe and in control (around her town), next we began to figure out what the next experience was that just began to cause her anxiety, then the next one that had more impact, leading finally to the panic about bridges. With hypnosis, we had her start in her safe place. Then gently would move onto the next upsetting circumstance but staying calm. Once she mastered that, we'd move onto the next, and so on. Finally with this process she could stay relaxed even with the most frightening situation. Mastered it, her emotions and her sense of being in control. Just plain amazing!!!