Holiday Nightmares!
5th June 2008
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Whilst Britain basks in a soggy Summer, I guess jetting off somewhere nice might seem the ultimate answer to combat the summertime blues.

Yet, after a week of sleepless nights thinking about boarding that plane, how many of you sit tight mid-flight, desperate for the thing to land? How does it stay up there, with all that weight on board?

What about that self-conscious thought of being on the beach, looking….well, fat? As for spending 2 weeks, cooped up with relatives, you may well be already getting shaky.

Well, did you know, lots of people book their longed-for holiday and then, instead of the first step being positive from the moment they start packing the suit-case, they begin to panic?

For these people, confidence about boarding a flight to an exotic destination with excitement isn't exactly a top thought, nor is walking along the beach in a brand new swimming costume without feeling self-conscious. The ridiculous thing is, it all seems so pointless and trivial to worry so much….and everyone else seems just fine.

Actually, you're far from alone: as a counsellor and hypnotherapist, a large chunk of my everyday case load at this time of year is about these very types of issues….and they're mostly quite straightforward to resolve.

Call Richard Reid about your holiday fears, phobias and anxiety problems on: 0870 446 4375 or e-mail at:

Richard Reid is a Senior Consultant at Pinnacle Therapy. He has many years experience as a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Hypnotherapist both within private practice and working for a number of large organizations, including BUPA and the NHS. He has appeared in a variety of magazines and broadcast on BBC radio several times, speaking about his service.

Courtesy of SEJ Consultancy (UK) Ltd

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