Your fear of gravity can result in the following symptoms:
breathlessness, dizziness, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, 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 barophobia. Most sufferers are surprised to learn that they are far from alone in this surprisingly common, although often unspoken, phobia.
Barophobia is an intense fear of something that poses little or no actualdanger. While adults with barophobia 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 barophobia. And when you can talk about your former barophobia symptoms as though you are describing a movie where the character is someone else, not you.
An Amazing Discovery
Several years ago, a psychologist specializing in phobias like barophobia, made an amazing discovery.
He 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 was less than 5%. Oh sure, patients made progress. But it was only incremental. And therapy took years, not months.
Let's face it. It's possible that a small percentage of people would be "cured" even if left alone.
Then he made an amazing discovery and his ability to eliminate barophobia soared to over 80%.
What was the discovery? It was so simple, but nobody thought of looking there before.
Here it is, and it is called The Discovery Statement:
"The cause of all negative emotions
is a disruption in the body's energy system."
Note 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".
The energy system is "the root". And from this root the field of Energy Psychology was born.
Since this discovery, other innovators have emerged in Energy Psychology. And they offer solutions to emotional issues such as barophobia.
A really nice feature of Energy Psychology is that in many cases self-help is sufficient. In cases where a therapist is desired or needed, Barophobia Live Help can be provided over the phone. And since not much talking is involved, the sessions are quick and affordable.
Does It Work for Everyone?
In 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.
A reason it may not work is that frankly some people are afraid to give up their barophobia. Their identity is wrapped up in it. They have had their barophobia 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.
Finally, some people just love to talk about their barophobia. 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 barophobia problems.
Energy Psychology isn't about talk. It's about results. Fast, effective, lasting results.
A lot of talking about problems keeps people in the "stuck" state and is counterproductive. So people who really want to talk about their barophobia 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.
Don't 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.
So 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 barophobia.