Our series on the topic of call reluctance continues with ways to combat the problem. Here are two steps you can take when you are confronted with call aversion.
First, observe yourself experiencing call aversion. Pay careful attention to what you are feeling. Chances are you have let your self-sabotaging and irrational thoughts drag down your self-confidence. Detach yourself, for once, from your emotions and simply be an observer instead of a participant. You are probably thinking, how am I supposed to do that?
One simple method for affecting a phobia cure is a concept developed through Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Using this therapy, a phobia sufferer watches himself in a mental movie, imagining himself on the screen. He sees himself experiencing the fear and all that comes with it. He is able to feel the heart palpitations, the perspiration, and the shakes caused by anxiety. When he sees this happening, he is better able to deal with the uncomfortable emotions that brought on the fear in the first place.