If you have a fear of elevators, you no doubt want to try to get rid of it as quickly and easily as possible. Although you may not think so, this phobia can really affect your life in a negative way. After all, elevators are everywhere. The good news is that you can overtake this particular phobia. There are a number of things you can try.
A lot of people have benefited from virtual sleep therapy. You have to use an experienced and professional therapist for this. Simply put, as the patient you have to enter into a computer simulation. Typically, it involves an elevator which is located in a tall building. You will be able to control the elevator, moving it up and down the separate floors at your own pace. The sensation will be just like it is in a real elevator. After some sessions incorporating the simulation, you will move on to a real elevator.
Some people also benefit from being hypnotized. Hypnosis can be advantageous with a lot of different fears and phobias. Your subconscious will actually be reprogrammed where this fear is concerned. Again, however, make sure that you choose an experienced and reliable therapist.
Neuro Linguistic Programming, or NLP, may be helpful as well. There are practitioners who specialize in this. It involves discovering the root of your phobia and why you are afraid of elevators. Learning how your fear is created can help you create a way to combat it.
Last but not least, energy therapy may be helpful as well. It is sort of like using acupuncture. The meridian lines of your body are used in this type of therapy, but no needles are involved. Basically, you will learn how to take control of the way you have to. Your thought patterns can be changed to combat your fears.