Overcome Your Fear of Flying Seminar

I am excited to offer an in-person group in November to help people get control over their fear of flying before the day before Thanksgiving, which is the busiest flying day of the year. By the way, if you are interested but cannot attend the November seminar, please email me to discuss whether individual telephone … Continue reading Overcome Your Fear of Flying Seminar

For a Healthier Heart, Just Be Happy

In case you didn't have enough incentive to bring your stress down already, researchers have just announced that the most anxious and depressed people have the highest risk of heart disease. So, if you want a healthy heart, follow the immortal words of the song: "Don't worry; be happy." Of course, this is always easier … Continue reading For a Healthier Heart, Just Be Happy

Fear of Flying and Heights — Gone in One Session

I just wanted to put up a short post about a couple of late holiday "gifts" I received recently. One was helping a client get rid of her fear of flying in an 86-minute session. Of course, we won't know that her fear is entirely gone until she actually gets on a plane, but she … Continue reading Fear of Flying and Heights — Gone in One Session

What To Do If You Keep Thinking About Haiti

The devastation in Haiti from this week's earthquake is all over the news. Clients, colleagues, family and friends are all talking about the suffering there, wanting to understand and find ways to help. This is normal and can bring out the best in people. But what do you do if you seem to be obsessed … Continue reading What To Do If You Keep Thinking About Haiti

Are Cravings Sabotaging Your New Year’s Resolution?

It's the new year, and a quick survey of the resolutions Americans make every year shows that losing weight is one of -- if not the -- most popular. Maybe it's because, by New Year's Day, the stress of the holiday season, family get-togethers, and trying to meet everyone's expectations has led to too many … Continue reading Are Cravings Sabotaging Your New Year’s Resolution?

No Batteries — or Electronics of Any Sort — Required

It turns out there is an iPhone app to help people deal with their fear of flying. This app is based on Virgin Atlantic's Flying Without Fear course. The app has a video of what to expect on a flight, answers common questions, teaches relaxation exercises, and sends daily reminders to practice those exercises. You … Continue reading No Batteries — or Electronics of Any Sort — Required

Food and Family Stress

I read an article on food and family stress in the New York Times last week. It was full of stories of families fighting over food at the holidays: a mother berating an overweight daughter for eating too much; a grandmother criticizing a grandson for eating too little; a father trying to keep everyone from … Continue reading Food and Family Stress

Sleeping Despite Stress

"Jack" (whose name I've changed for confidentiality reasons), a solo attorney, has been working on a big case for over a year. He's up against one of the big law firms in his city, and the stress from feeling ganged up on has been building as the trial got closer. Last week Jack told me … Continue reading Sleeping Despite Stress