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What’s Coming This Episode?
Rational or otherwise, fear is something that affects us all in one form or another. For Ed it’s spiders (how predictable). Sean? He has a fear of drowning that stems, he thinks, from the day he was born. True story. Many phobias are completely natural. A fear of heights keeps from harm, as does a healthy respect for certain creepy crawlies.
There are a few techniques that we can use to overcome our phobias and Sean and Ed will tell you how. Be gone, nasty snakes!
Sean’s still feeling the effects of a full blown case of man flu at the start of the episode. Poor chap. This episode was, again, recorded at the offices of Rethink Mental Illness, a wonderful national UK charity based in London.
Fear explained. Enjoy the show!
Show Notes and Links
- Christopher Hitchens had a go at waterboarding. Yikes (warning – this isn’t really for the fainthearted)
- 101 Strange and Interesting Phobias
- Flooding is a form of behavior therapy based on the principles of respondent conditioning…
- Explanation of the rewind technique for treating trauma and phobias
- Here is where Sean did his Vipassana meditation course
- Mindfield – Counselling Courses, Psychotherapy & Anger Management Training
Resource of the Week
- Sean invites you to check out The Rewind Technique for Post Traumatic Stress
- Ed, with a completely straight face, recommended Batman. Yep, The Dark Knight Trilogy is a must see. A modern classic which deals with this week’s themes. Watch!
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