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Cured for the trip and climb to Eiffel Tower

I must thank you for your wonderful method. I'm cured! We were planning a trip to southern France in May and, even though there were some special places I wanted to see, I was dreading the trip. We were there three years ago and I had "freaked out" while driving some of the mountain roads in Provence. One day I burst into tears at the thought of going up the mountain to one more of those beautiful perched villages.

This time I was considering hypnotism or just toughing it out but was very fearful. Then I saw your web site and thought I would give it a try. I didn't have time to practice before we left but I took the book with me to read on the plane. (Strangely enough, I am not afraid of flying).

Our first day in Provence we planned a trip that I knew entailed some twisting mountainous roads. I simply used your method and it worked. I was able to enjoy the trip. We got out of the car at a scenic spot and I looked way down the mountain and didn't feel frightened at all. My husband was particularly pleased since he felt my fear was some reflection on his driving even though he is a careful, conservative driver.

However, here's the rest (and the best) of the story. After Provence we met our son and daughter in law in Paris. They wanted to visit the Eiffel Tower. While we were there (on the ground) I said, "Do you want to go to the top?" My husband looked at me like I had just landed from Mars. So we went. Now I can't say I was totally comfortable on that long elevator ride up, but he wasn't either. But I did it! That was quite a victory for me.

by Susan O., Texas