Seeing or only thinking about open spaces or crowded public places or thinking about leaving a safe place can result in the following symptoms:
breathlessness, dizziness, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, heart palpitations, inability to speak or think clearly, a fear of dying, becoming mad or losing control, a sensation of detachment from reality or a full blown anxiety attack.
You are not the only one to suffer from agoraphobia. Most sufferers are surprised to learn that they are far from alone in this surprisingly common, although often unspoken, phobia.
Agoraphobia is an intense fear of something that poses little or no actual
danger. While adults with agoraphobia realize that these fears are irrational,
they often find that facing, or even thinking about facing, the feared
situation brings on a panic attack or severe anxiety.
There is a Way Out
Imagine what your life will be like when you know that you are not
"defective". When you can be confident and at ease in situations where you
used to feel your agoraphobia. And when you can talk about your former agoraphobia symptoms as though you are describing a movie where the
character is someone else, not you.
An Amazing Discovery
years ago, a psychologist specializing in phobias like agoraphobia, made an
kept up-to-date with all the leading therapies. And he tried them all. And no matter what therapy modality he tried, the cure
rate of phobias like agoraphobia was less than 5%. Oh sure, patients made progress. But it was only
incremental. And therapy took years, not months.
face it. It's possible that a small percentage of people would be
"cured" even if left alone.
he made an amazing discovery and his ability to eliminate agoraphobia soared to over 80%. He was so successful it
nearly put him out of business.
it didn't put him out of business, but it did--at least for awhile--create a
financial strain for the first time in his career. You see, he was able to
"cure" agoraphobia clients often in one session, rarely more than five or six.
was a radical change from years of therapy. And quite a hit to his income. Now
he has raised his rates. And you might be able to get an appointment with
him...if you have about $1,000 handy.
the "price" of success.
was the discovery? It was so simple, but nobody thought of looking there
it is, and it is called The Discovery Statement:
cause of all negative emotions
is a disruption in the body's energy system."
what he didn't say. He didn't say that it was in your thoughts, habits,
beliefs, strategies or any other thing (although they do play a factor).
Those are "the branches".
energy system is "the root". And from this root the field of
Energy Psychology was born.
this discovery, other innovators have emerged in Energy Psychology. And they
offer solutions to emotional issues such as agoraphobia.
really nice feature of Energy Psychology is that in many cases self-help is
sufficient. In cases where a therapist is desired or needed, Agoraphobia Live Help can be provided over the phone. And since not much talking is involved,
the sessions are quick and affordable.
It Work for Everyone?
a word, no it doesn't. It's not perfect. It only works about 85% of the
time. But that is a radical shift from about 5% rate for some methods.
reason it may not work is that frankly some people are afraid to give up their
agoraphobia. Their identity is wrapped up in it. They have had their
agoraphobia so long that they don't know who they would be without it.
Fortunately, the same methods can be used to eliminate this fear first,
should it arise.
some people just love to talk about their agoraphobia. That's one reason why some
people may spend years in talk therapy. They love to have someone who cares
about them listen to their agoraphobia problems.
Psychology isn't about talk. It's about results. Fast, effective, lasting
lot of talking about problems keeps people in the "stuck" state and
is counterproductive. So people who really want to talk about their agoraphobia
because they are not really ready to let them go may not achieve optimal
results. People like this may be better satisfied with talk therapy, even if
it means extensive sessions, much higher expense and a lower success rate. But
it is what some people want and seem to need.
get me wrong. Effective Energy Therapists listen really well. And with
compassion. It's just that their focus is on the "root", not the
"branches". You may feel like you have truly been heard for the
first time in your life.
Energy Psychology is not perfect. And it's not for everyone, perhaps only 80%
or so of the population. Is it for you? Only you can decide. But it is worth a
try. With the guarantees offered, the only thing you have to lose is your
course, success rates for elimination of agorphobia will be higher with a therapist,
Click here for Agoraphobia Live Help . But self-help is amazingly
effective. Especially with the improved methods and techniques of leading
edge developers in Energy Psychology such as Dr. Silva Hartmann. This is why
we have links to her ebooks on this site.
Agoraphobia does respond
really well to energy psychology.
psychology is an emerging method that is rapidly gaining favor because in
studies it is shown to be rapid, safe, effective and long-lasting. For more
information on a safe and effective way to eliminate Agoraphobia click here for Self Help Solutions.
Agoraphobia can severely disrupt normal life, interfering with school,
work, or social relationships.
suffer needlessly. Don't wait any longer to eliminate this unnecessary suffering
from your life. Click here for Agoraphobia Self Help Solutions .
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