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[Following is an official review of "Phobia Relief" by Kalliope Barlis.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Are you unable to live your life to the fullest because of a phobia that is holding you back? Do you wish to get relief from that phobia? Look no further than Phobia Relief: From Fear to Freedom by Kalliope Barlis, a licensed trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Barlis describes Neuro-Linguistic Programming as a technology of thought that leads to an art form of thinking. After studying how the brain acts, reacts, and functions when a person is in a fearful state and exploring the various techniques employed to overcome fears, Dr. Bandler (co-creator) derived the Neuro-Linguistic Programming to simplify the process of resolving fear through a single and effective sequence. This technique was derived over forty years ago and has been implemented with an overwhelming success rate. Barlis has adopted and refined this technique to relieve her clients from their fears and phobia.

In this book, Barlis details how she implements this technique to help her clients and shares testimonies of some of these clients. Her client’s fears and phobias range from a fear of heights, snakes, spiders, clowns, and several others.

The book is compact, with only 138 pages and three brief sections that comprise theory and practical applications. Part one equips the reader to shrink their phobias. In this first part, the author differentiates between fear and phobia and discusses how one can be relieved from their phobia. Readers are empowered with skills and techniques to help them transition from fear to freedom by feeding their focus and starving their fears in the second part. In the last part, the author shows how Neuro-Linguistic Programming is applied by sharing a client session transcript. The author has also included a glossary and a list of references that readers can consult for further reading about Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

There were several positive aspects to this book. Considering that Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a new concept to me, Barlis presented it in a simplistic and easy-to-understand format. The exercises were also easy to execute. Another aspect that fascinated me was Barlis’ approach to relieving people of their fears. Instead of talking about your fear and reliving your nightmares, Barlis encourages her clients (and readers) to focus on the result: what they wish to achieve.

Barlis argues that focusing on and talking about your fears (and trauma) creates more detail and reinforces pathways in the brain instead of creating new ones that will lead to quicker relief or healing. This narrative made so much sense to me and explains why, despite countless counseling sessions, some people still come out the same, if not with more resentment from those sessions.

I can categorically state that there was nothing I disliked about the book. It appeared to be professionally edited as I came across very few errors in it. I found the book’s content to be enlightening and empowering. For these reasons, I am awarding it 4 out of 4 stars.

This book is ideal for individuals interested in psychology, psychiatry, and the human mind. Readers with fears and phobias of various kinds and who are open to exploring the Neuro-Linguistic Programming technique will find this book beneficial.

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Post by peter-turo »

Well this book sounds helpful to manage fear and phobia. I believe one big obstacle that limits and holds people back is fear. I'm glad that his developed technique-Neuro linguistic programming has helped his clients. I'm interested to find out. Nice review here.
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Truth be told, this is an exceptionally written review that gives every reader a proper information about what to expect. Must read book
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Post by Ifesi »

This review sounds interesting. Not my genre of book but thanks for a wonderful and intriguing review.
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Post by Shillah kigen »

I love psychology. I think most people have phobias that they would love to talk about and overcome one way or the other. I'd also like to learn more about neuro linguistic programming.
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Post by Ellylion »

Phobias haunt many of us and I am not an exception, unfortunately. I am glad that the author explains Neuro-Linguistic Programming in simple, easy to comprehend way. I would love to check this one out! Thanks for a great review :)
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Post by Marsha JJ »

This looks like an interesting book, and given my interest in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, I would love to check this one out.
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Post by Uwe Neufeld »

I suffer of a height phobia and I think this book will help me. Must also say thanks to the reviewer who did a good job in briefly describing the healing process.
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Post by Jydel »

I love to learn about new things and particularly love self-help books. Phobia is something that is part and parcel of the human race. We fear different things and sometimes, this fear can be crippling. It would be good to have a way to overcome it even if it is just a book to coach you through it.
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Post by Buch1-Dm »

We always have phobia going through life and a book that educates one on how to overcome phobia and live with a lot less fear will be such a worthwhile read. Great review.
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Post by Mrs D O »

I found the book’s content to be enlightening and empowering.
I enjoyed reading your informative review and was especially interested in the comment you made above. Its good know that the author is helping people access the benefits of NLP to overcome phobias without having to see an NLP practitioner. Thank you.
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Post by Stevenmusk »

A daring book to test your limits and try new things. I love it. Thanks for the review.
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