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Agoraphobia
Helen Dugdale
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Agoraphobia

"extreme or irrational fear of entering open or crowded places, of leaving one's own home, or of being in places from which escape is difficult."

It occurred to me that people suffering from this condition might have trouble getting help. How do they get out of the house to find out or to seek help? The answer is, they probably don't, they are more likely to read articles online or in newspapers or magazines, or hear about what help is available through friends or family.

They have an unusually high amount of anxiety about leaving the house and possibly having a panic attack, and sometimes it is the fear of having an attack which keeps them inside, rather than the fear of public spaces.

So, how do they get help? If you, or someone you know, is suffering from this condition, please give me a call and we can work something out. You don't have to put up with being like this, help is at hand. I am happy to discuss over the phone or by video, how Brain Coaching can help treat phobias. This method has been very successful with helping people overcome a fear of heights (acrophobia), fear of flying (aerophobia), fear of water (aquaphobia), fear of birds fear of public speaking, fear of dealing with difficult people, etc.

Sometimes 'desensitising' or exposure therapy can work, but when it is not successful, that means you need to still find out what the original trigger was, and resolve that issue before you are able to move on.

The next step in Brain Coaching is to set some realistic goals, rather than forcing the issue. The client will ask themselves - What happened last time they went outdoors? and will come up with their own strategies, which they are more likely to follow through with.

Success, or failure, will only happen if you believe it will.

So please, make that phone call, have the conversation, and we'll see how we go from there.

What have you got to lose?

I look forward to hearing from you,

Helen Dugdale,
Principal, Australian Brain Coaching
0417 064507;
website: www.australianbrain coaching.com.au
email: helen@australianbraincoaching.com.au; or
FB: Australian Brain Coaching

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