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Christina | This Emotional Life

Christina This Emotional Life - PBS

Experts Biography

Christina

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Christina is a student at Harvard. For years, her fear of flying prevented her from joining her friends on trips around the country and overseas. Her phobia manifested itself physically with sweating and shakiness in anticipation of the flight and hyperventilating when she was on the plane. Despite trying to rationalize her fear, she found flying so uncomfortable she eventually stopped. 

Since undergoing intense cognitive-behavioral therapy Christine has learned techniques to control her anxiety.  She still doesn’t enjoy flying but has made enough progress to fly without fear to Spain, Costa Rica, and Florida.