Acrophobia, fear of heights, is one of the most common phobias around. It can be a crippling, debilitating, irrational fear which prevents us from enjoying normal everyday life. It can cause us to avoid even seemingly simple things like walking across a perfectly safe and sturdy bridge – imagine the impact on everyday life when such straightforward actions are impossible or, at best, something which can only be done very slowly, carefully and with a lot of panic.
I am someone who was massively held back by a very strong social phobia – speaking with strangers, or even meeting strangers, was at best deeply uncomfortable, and at worst utterly terrifying. For far too many years.
So I did the logical thing – I pursued a 20 year career in IT with some success (becoming a Fellow of the BCS in the process).
Until one panic attack too many, which forced me to reconsider me life.
So I studied NLP and hypnosis, used those tools to conquer my own fears and phobias, and since 2010 I have helped over 5,000 others around the world to transform their deepest fears into their greatest strengths through my coaching, speaking, books, and trainings.