“From a young age I have always had a fear of pigeons. I know this might sound odd, but it really affected my daily life, especially living on an island where pigeons are everywhere!
I remember I had an outdoor client lunch at a cafe in The Royal Square (which is pigeon heaven). In the weeks leading up to the lunch I started to get anxious and believing that I wouldn’t be able to be in control of my phobia during this important client meeting. I managed to pluck up the courage and went to the lunch, but I was on edge the whole time and constantly on the look out for when the next pigeon was going to come under the table, fly over me, etc. It wasn’t my idea of fun, it was far from that. I felt that my phobia really had an effect on my performance during this important client meeting.
My phobia even lead me to cross the road or go in a different direction every time when faced with a pigeon, I know it sounds silly. I knew I needed help!
I was delighted when I found out about Pamela’s Phobia therapy and therefore booked a session, in hope that I could finally understand and overcome the reason for my phobia.
The session allowed me to understand where the phobia lived within my mind, and taught me mind tools so that I could process my reaction differently. The creative visualisation process made me be in the worst part of my fear and then understand what’s the worst that can happen if a pigeon was next to me etc. It allowed me to put my mind into calm place and allowed for clear thinking.
After the session I took myself into The Royal Square, a breeding ground for pigeons, and walked amongst the pigeons (something I would have never done). And guess what, the mind tools that Pamela taught me actually worked!
I will never start a hobby of feeding pigeons but at least I have learnt how to process my reaction when faced with pigeons into one of being calm, clear minded, instead of allowing that sense of fear to enter my mind.
For anyone who has a phobia I would highly recommend Pamela’s services, you will gain mind tools and a new way of thinking which is key to overcoming any phobia.
Thank you Pamela for sharing your knowledge and helping me overcome my phobia.”