Author of New Book on Phobias Says People's Fears Aren't as Scary as They Think

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Research News J E 4
In Phobia Relief: From Fear to Freedom Kalliope Barlis explains how to take the fear out of spiders, snakes, heights and more

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- All of us are born with two fears: the fear of falling and fear of loud noises. All the rest—fear of spiders, snakes, clowns, needles, flying, dogs, close spaces, and getting sick—are learned and can be unlearned. In Phobia Relief: From Fear to Freedom, Kalliope Barlis offers step-by-step instructions for ridding yourself of illogical fears and phobias by using Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques. What she offers is education, not therapy and the results can be absolutely liberating for people who are tired of suffering under fears they cannot control.

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Barlis' book could be subtitled "Honey, I shrunk my phobia." Indeed, she points out that phobias are fears people magnify well beyond the danger they actually represent.

She can talk about:

  • What really causes phobias.
  • Ways to gain control over formerly uncontrollable thoughts.
  • Which phobias are extremely common and which are rare.
  • How by changing the way you think about your fears you can do things you thought were impossible.

Praise for Kalliope Barlis

"My tension in my stomach is gone, my sweating is gone. I'm actually not picturing clowns as big as they were before. Now, I see them small, and then I see my kids' faces and we're having a good time. I thank you so much. The clowns are just a little penny, a little peanut here, and I'm just gonna flick 'em over there. I don't even have that feeling in my stomach. Remember—I told you it was right here—just gone, and no more worries."—Yaritza Valle, Caretaker and Mom


Kalliope Barlis has more than 20 years' experience in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, having trained under NLP co-founder Dr. Richard Bandler who wrote the foreword for Phobia Relief.  Barlis is a Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming who operates an NLP training school in New York City where she maintains a private practice.


AVAILABILITY: New York City, nationwide by arrangement and via telephone

CONTACT:  Kalliope Barlis, (718) 751-5105 or Email

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