Controlling Bad Habits, & Phobias
Annette Nay, Ph.D.
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again to whip up emotion, they can be mentally reversed. Instead of
allowing the image to end in crashing and burning, it could be imagined
that there was burning; only it was not the plane. Instead, the plane
dipped near something that was burning, but the plane was alright and
continued on, arriving perfectly as planned. Use your creativity. If you
can image crashing and burning, you can image other scenarios also. The
main thing is to get control of your thoughts, edit them, and make them
harmless. (Also see: Overcoming Phobias)
Baars, B. J. (1988). A cognitive theory of consciousness).
Chap. 7, pp. 276-279. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.