Since 2006 we have helped hundreds of people overcome their fear of heights on our unique and powerful two day course. Often people ask what’s next. Here are some suggestions …
Press and Media
Change your life in a weekend – a review of the Will4Adventure Fear of Heights course appeared in The Guardian newspaper on 30th July 2011
High Peak Radio interview and course review with Lissa Cook – fear of height anxiety beaten in just two days.
Trail Magazine Article May 2008
Trek Mountain Article May 2011
Adventure Travel Magazine October 2012
Video Footage from one of our first ever Fear of Heights course
Gripped? 7 Top Tips on how to beat your fear of heights
The amygdala is the small part of your brain which controls emotions, the fight or flight response (fear) and impulsive behaviour. When you’re on the edge and fearing for your life it’s this acorn sized bit of your brain that’s doing the work … but it’s your cerebral cortex (the clever, rational thinking part) that needs to be. This is how …
1. Start breathing – stop holding your breath (you will be). Take TEN deep breaths. Count them in and out.
2. Distract your brain, start forcing it to think. You really really must do this. For example try recalling your mobile phone number in reverse. This will help to engage your your rational thinking cortex, and this will begin to calm you down.
3. Visualise someone you know (or James Bond for me) who is really confident climbing or with heights – pretend you are them. (I hum the James Bond tune too).
4. Visualise yourself at the top or at a safe place and see how much nicer that will be for you.
5. Keep that cortex working – tell yourself your mobile phone number in reverse again.
6. Thinking head now engaged – start thinking and looking. Find placements for your feet, and your hands will take care of themselves.
7. Once out of immediate trouble, take the time then to plan each step to the next safe platform.
Still not sure or a little bit worried about doing the course? It’s totally natural and fine to feel that way. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to call Will Legon on 07791 860 163 with any questions or concerns; we are always happy to help.