Barry Phillips is an enthusiastic collector of TV paraphernalia. You name it, he’s got it. From never been opened Doctor Who toys through to 5000 copies of the Radio Times – Barry’s life was beginning to drown in clutter.
The aim of the show is to give the subject a new outlook and a fresh start by having two experts sell off their clutter and revamp their home; but when the presenters attempted to get Barry to part with his extensive collection of TV memorabilia they were met with a stormy response. Barry’s refusal indicated that what had first started out as a passion for all things TV was now potentially masking something much deeper.
In a bid to help Barry overcome his issues and begin letting go, the show convinced the lab technician to undergo hypnotherapy. The narrator of the show explained that there is still much about the psychology of hoarding that is unknown, though hypnotherapy is a treatment form that has been found to help many individuals.
After Barry underwent his hypnotherapy treatment he was filmed visiting the storage unit where his collection had been moved to and he seemed to have an entirely different attitude towards the project.
“We went to see this chap who is a hypnotherapist.” He said. “We focussed really in terms of myself to go through stuff a bit more objectively.…I was going to be keeping 100% of the Dr Who videos, going through this lot now I’m only going to be keeping probably 5-10% if that.”
With his new positive outlook and a willingness to let go, Barry found it easier to part with of much of his collection.
If you have a habit that you are concerned has become out of control, whether it be collecting TV memorabilia or even shopping or smoking – hypnotherapy has been found to be hugely beneficial in the treatment of such addictions/compulsions/habits. If you would like to discuss any of the issues mentioned throughout with a hypnotherapist, please visit our homepage and use the search tool to find a hypnotherapist in your local area.