Praise for Dawn’s Neuro Linguisitic Programming Work:
Over the course of my life, I had developed an intense fear of flying that was creating a distressing conflict with my love of travel for fun and for work. An avid international traveler, I had spent tons of time in the air, but for some reason, I found the experience had become increasingly stressful. In addition to all of the worrisome thoughts that gripped me and wouldn’t let go, any bit of turbulence sent me into a sweaty panic. I recognized my flight or fight reaction for what it was, but I also realized that I was unable to stop the physiological reaction once it got triggered. With two trips to China and France planned in the coming months, I sought out Dawn for some NLP.
Within one session with Dawn, we worked through my thought processes and reprogrammed my mental state. I found our session fascinating as we discovered what was behind my associations with fear of flying and replaced those with positive associations. She literally “changed my mind” and I soon tested whether or not this would hold true in the air.
Sure enough, I was off on my first leg of my flight to China, which involved a small “puddle jumper” plane from Portland to B.C. – one of those little planes in which you feel every vibration and draft of air. To my delight, I enjoyed the whole ride with the wholehearted enthusiasm of a child. Even when we were on our descent into Beijing and the plane was bucking with considerable turbulence, I felt exuberant like I was on an amusement park ride, and it even made me laugh. On my next trip to France, which also included a small plane to Corsica, my husband looked at my complete calm with wonder and declared that I was like a whole new person.
That’s what Dawn does – she helps you find the parts that may have been fragmented along the way and brings them back home to make things whole again. Six years later, I am still happy to take flight wherever the next adventure takes me. This experience with Dawn and NLP was nothing short of miraculous. In just one hour long conversation with Dawn, I was forever freed of my fear of flying. NLP is clearly a powerful therapy, and Dawn is a skilled therapist who brings more to the experience than I can quantifiably explain. She is a gifted healer.
– C. K., M.Ed.