I just wanted to say thank you so much for changing my life.
I have always experienced anxiety when speaking in front of groups of people at work. Last month, I saw my dream job advertised and I knew that I needed to overcome my fear, so I could gain the confidence to apply for a promotion. The new job will involve giving presentations and training groups of people.
I went to the interview and I felt the adrenaline – but not the fear when speaking. I found myself able to be able to answer the panel’s questions without the anxiety that used to cut my answers short. I have now been offered my dream job!
Thanks again, Patrick. you are amazing!
AT, February 2013
I understand what it can be like to have a phobia even though everyone is different and our minds work in unique ways.
I have overcome my own fear of dental treatment through hypnosis and relaxation techniques.
On a subjective scale of 0 to 10 how strong is your phobia where 10 is very strong and zero is nothing at all? . However discomforting your phobia may have been, we can both agree that fear in the right context – is a natural and good thing to have, in order to help us survive.
In the wrong context we give this fear a name: a phobia. Over hundreds of thousands of year’s humans learned to be frightened of certain thing that threaten their survival s e.g. sabre tooth tigers or other predators to our safety. And this was wise as we didn’t want to get eaten!
A phobic behaviour happens when our mind tags a certain memory with a “fear/fight or flight” tag, inappropriately.
We just want to get away from the stimulus of the phobia… We panic, our breathing may become short, sweaty palms and anxiety occur. Sometimes a phobia might seem funny or odd to other people who don’t have it, but one`s own phobia can be very distressing. That lack of understanding can make the whole thing worse. Help is not far away.
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