Fear of Heights

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 When I was younger I didn’t realize that I had a fear of heights until we went skiing in Colorado. I was 14 and having a great time learning to ski, then we went up on the chair lift to the top of the mountain and I realized that I was very very anxious perched on the edge of this little bench with great big skis on going up up up over the snow. My heart would race and I would try to just talk to the person on the lift with me to distract myself, which really didn’t work too well. I always had the feeling I would fall off the lift or the whole chair lift would just break and go crashing to the ground with me on it! Nothing like this had ever happened, but my imagination would just run away with this idea. As the years went on this fear just got worse and I eventually stopped skiing and took up cross country skiing….no chairs lifts! This wasn’t a lot of fun as the rest of the family were all together having fun on the slopes and I was off by myself.   Well it wasn’t until I was in my 30s that I decided I would try to resolve this fear of heights . I had learned about EFT and I had seen it work for others, so I thought I would give it a try.  I was on vacation with a friend in the mountains and we had decided we would ride to the top of the mountain on the chairlift which also ran in the summer.  Everyday we would walk past the chairlift intending to get on and I would chicken out. Just thinking about getting on would make me panic and get shaky. By day 3 my friend, who also knew EFT, convinced me to give it a try.  The minute I sat down on the chairlift, my heart started to race, I was sweating, shaking and my knuckles were white holding on to the protective bar that was across the seat.  My friend started to tap on me as we began to ascend, I couldnt even let go to tap on myself I was so terrified!   Within a few minutes of tapping , I took a deep breath and slowly let go of the bar! It felt like all the fear had just drained out of me!  I found myself looking around and even leaning over the side to look down at the rocks below!  I couldn’t believe how fast the change happened and how much fun I had on the rest of the ride. the fear was completely gone!    I have never been afraid of heights of any sort since then. I am now 56 and have been using EFT all these years for myself, my family and my clients. I know of nothing else that can work like this, and I encourage you to give it a try for yourself.