Overcome Agoraphobia (without medication)
4.7 (22 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,335 students enrolled

Overcome Agoraphobia (without medication)

Learn the exact steps to overcoming agoraphobia without medication based on scientific approach used in therapy.
4.7 (22 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,335 students enrolled
Created by Frank Valentine
Last updated 12/2019
English
English [Auto]
Current price: $69.99 Original price: $99.99 Discount: 30% off
5 hours left at this price!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
This course includes
  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 18 articles
  • 24 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
Training 5 or more people?

Get your team access to 4,000+ top Udemy courses anytime, anywhere.

Try Udemy for Business
What you'll learn
  • Core concepts from psychology and life coaching to help you with your journey
  • Important terms and definitions
  • Step-by-step action plan to overcome agoraphobia
  • Action plan to overcome the fear of leaving the house
  • Action plan to overcome the fear of public transportation
  • Action plan to overcome the fear of enclosed spaces
  • Action plan to overcome the fear of open spaces
  • Action plan to overcome the fear of crowds and lines
Requirements
  • Internet Access
  • English Language
Description

Overcome Agoraphobia (without medication)

Learn the exact steps to overcoming agoraphobia without medication based on scientific approach used in therapy.


In this course you will learn the exact steps that are required to overcome agoraphobia without medication. This course is not a motivational talk, affirmations, meditation or any other "natural" or "holistic" approach. As someone who suffered from agoraphobia for as long as I can remember, I know that these things do not work in real life because their results are only temporary. Yea, I tried all of them myself! What about medication? Well, I am very familiar with those too. Medications DO NOT help you overcome agoraphobia. Medications only help with certain symptoms of agoraphobia and/or panic attacks. This "help," however, comes with a very high price of terrible side effects. But worst part about most neuroactive medication, is that once you stop taking them, everything is back to being the way it was. It is like putting a bandage on an infected wound. I did not want to do that and I hope you don't want that either.


In this course, you will get the actual steps that you need to take in order to overcome agoraphobia. These steps are based on scientific research used in behavioral therapy to treat patients with phobias. These exact same steps, helped me overcome agoraphobia and actually be able to live my life, visit places, talk to people and do things that I wanted to do!

Overcoming agoraphobia means overcoming:

  • Fear of Leaving the House (Alone or Not Alone)

  • Fear of Public Transportation

  • Fear of Open Spaces

  • Fear of Enclosed Spaces

  • Fear of Crowded Places, Crowds and Lines

  • Fear of Having a Panic Attack

Agoraphobia is extremely complicated. To overcome agoraphobia, it takes someone who actually knows how it feels, as well as someone knowledgeable in psychology. Studying psychology for about 15 years and struggling with agoraphobia myself, I became a life coach, to help people overcome different fears, phobias and other barriers in life.


Here is how I look at it, if we have a fear, anxiety, stress or even phobia, as long as this condition is not immobilizing and we can continue functioning and moving forward and progressing, it is all good, because we are in control of our life! However, a lot of times these conditions stop us from achieving our goals, living our life and experiencing fulfillment. For me, agoraphobia was a part of my life for as long as I can remember! For a very long time, I thought that I would not be able to live my life a normal person, work, find love, build family...

As you have noticed, this course is not promising miracle results. I want to be as honest and authentic with you as possible. Honesty is my best personality trait. Overcoming agoraphobia is a lifelong journey, but I know where and how to start! What do you think? Are you ready?

Who this course is for:
  • People who struggle with agoraphobia
  • People who struggle with panic attacks
  • People who struggle with different phobias and anxieties
  • People who are scared (of): to leave the house, open and enclosed spaces, public transportation, crowds and lines.
Course content
Expand all 75 lectures 07:31:32
+ Introduction
10 lectures 33:56

Welcome to Overcome Agoraphobia (without medication) and thank you for enrolling! In this course you will learn everything that you need to overcome agoraphobia. How do I know? Well, my extensive knowledge in psychology helped me quite a lot with my own struggle with agoraphobia. I was able to overcome many barriers that agoraphobia has created for me over the course of my life. In this course, I am sharing all this information with you! Are you ready to begin?

Preview 03:32

In this introductory video, you will learn a little bit more about me, the instructor on this course.

Preview 04:29

In this short lecture we will quickly review the structure of the course in order for you to better navigate through it.

Preview 04:37

There is actually a very important reason behind the name of the course. The "without medication" part is very important. We will discuss this importance in this lecture.

Preview 06:35

More about medicalization...

Medicalization: Pill for Everything
03:49

I know how it might feel, but there is a way to look at it from the brighter side. These challenges in life can make us stronger, so let's look at it as an opportunity.

Look at this as an opportunity...
01:11

In this lecture, you will learn about a few important tips that will help you take away the most out of this course.

Tips for Success
07:38

Join our course Facebook group and share your experience, thoughts, progress, etc. You can ask questions and help out other course students.

Course Facebook Group
00:43

Just a legal disclaimer to make sure that you understand that this course is for educational purposes only.

Preview 00:29

Just a quick note before we begin!

A Note from Instructor
00:53

Here is a short quiz for you, just to make sure that we are ready to go and also help you better grasp key concepts.

Section 1 Quiz
5 questions
+ Basic Terms and Core Concepts
20 lectures 01:40:07

In this lecture we will discuss the panic attacks. Panic attacks are often a part of the struggle that comes with agoraphobia and that is why it is important to understand what panic attack is. In this lecture we will define panic attack and then talk about the physiological and psychological responses during the panic attack.

Panic Attacks
04:03

In this article lecture you can find out a bit more about panic attacks.

Panic Attacks - Definition, Symptoms and Risks
02:05

In this article you can learn more about anxiety.

Understanding Anxiety
09:59

In this lecture we will discuss agoraphobia, its definition and more.

Agoraphobia
04:58

In this article you will learn more about agoraphobia, definition, its symptoms, etc.

What is Agoraphobia?
03:43

I believe that it is important to know what is out there, so that you can make your own research and see for yourself. In this lecture you will learn about the medications that are typically prescribed for people struggling with agoraphobia.

What Medications are Prescribed?
00:46

I believe that the keywords are very important. In this lecture we will talk about why it is "overcome" agoraphobia and not "deal with" or something else along those lines.

What does "overcome" mean?
04:35

The concept of real and ideal self is very important to understand because we will definitely rely on it further in this course.

Real Self vs Ideal Self
05:55

The concept of real and ideal self comes from psychology. In this article you will be able to learn a little more about the concept.

Real Self vs Ideal Self in Psychology
03:21

Reinforcement is a very important concept to understand because we will be relying on this concept quite a lot further in the course.

Understanding Reinforcement
07:37

In this article you will be able to learn a bit more about reinforcement.

Reinforcement and Operant Conditioning in Psychology
03:57

The concept of limiting beliefs comes from life coaching and is a very good concept to keep in mind.

Overcoming Limiting Beliefs
08:06

This course is mostly based on exposure therapy, so of course we need to have some basic understanding of it.

Exposure Therapy
06:31

In this lecture, you will be able to learn a bit more about the exposure therapy and its efficiency.

What is Exposure Therapy?
02:35

Because I have mentioned meditation earlier in the course, I thought it is important to clarify a few things.

A word about meditation...
05:49

In this lecture we will talk about decision making. It is important to make decisions based on facts whenever it comes to dealing with anxieties and fears.

Making decisions based on facts
10:17
We are not trying to get rid of anxiety and fear
08:06

And here is some more information on evolutionary perspective and the theory of evolutionary preparedness.

Evolutionary Perspective
02:56

Consistency is key and it is pretty self explanatory, but I think it is a good reminder nevertheless.

Consistency is Key
01:58

Stigmatization can be dangerous. We definitely do not want anything to set us back.

Be aware of stigmatization
02:48
+ Acceptance Control Action Model
10 lectures 49:46

In this lecture, I will introduce the ACA Model that will help us go through the action stage of the course.

ACA Model Introduction
01:30

Before we begin with acceptance, I believe it is also very important to understand the denial.

Understanding Denial
08:19

Better understanding of defense mechanisms will be very helpful further in the course. Here is an article to help you understand the concept of defense mechanisms better.

Understanding Defense Mechanisms
05:32

In this lecture we will talk about acceptance.

Understanding Acceptance Part 1
05:39

In this lecture we will talk about acceptance.

Understanding Acceptance Part 2
06:53

In this lecture we will talk about the next stage of ACA Model, the control.

Taking Control Part 1
05:51

In this lecture we will talk about the next stage of ACA Model, the control.

Taking Control Part 2
05:22

An article to help you better understand the sense of mastery (also known as the sense of control).

Understanding the Sense of Mastery
03:56

In the lecture we will talk about the goal setting and the action plan creation process.

Goal Setting and Action Plan
05:36

In this lecture we will talk about the last stage of the ACA Model, the action.

Action Stage
01:07
+ Overcome the Fear of Leaving the House
7 lectures 20:32

In this lecture I would like to remind you regarding the worksheet. All of the worksheets are attached here. You will also find them attached to each week lecture as well.

About Worksheet
02:22

Just a reminder regarding the in vivo exposure therapy. It is a great start if you don't think you can approach one of the steps mentioned in the action plan.

Remember In Vivo
03:19

Week 1! Let's do it! In this week we are approaching the problem. We need to identify the threats.

Week 1: Connect with the outside
04:17

Here we are addressing those threats by gradually exposing ourselves to them.

Week 2: Open the doors
01:29

Now we are pushing ourselves even further.

Week 3: Take the first step
02:13

By now, you are clear with the strategy, but do not stop there! Keep progressing!

Week 4: Every step counts
02:36

Just a few words before we get to the next section.

Concluding Section 4
04:16
+ Overcome the of Fear Public Transportation
5 lectures 30:45

In this lecture we will discuss the action plan to overcome the fear of public transportation.

Overview of the Action Plan
06:02

To identify the threats, we need to get closer first.

Week 1: Getting closer
05:43

Now it is time to address those threats, those stressors.

Week 2: Addressing the stressors
07:01

We move further with addressing our stressors.

Week 3: Stepping up our game
06:10

You understand the plan now. Don't stop there! Keep pushing yourself outside of the comfort zone, but make sure you are gradual with that.

Week 4: Stepping up our game even more
05:49
+ Overcome the Fear of Open Spaces
4 lectures 11:47

Here, we are taking a closer look to identify the threats.

Week 1: Taking a closer look
04:07

In this step, we remain enclosed, but now we are in the open.

Week 2: Enclosed in the open
04:10

Now, we are connecting with the outside.

Week 3: Connecting with the outside
00:52

In this step, we are becoming a part of the outside. We already did! But now, we are stepping up our game.

Week 4: Become a part of it
02:38
+ Overcome the Fear of Enclosed Spaces
4 lectures 12:24

In the week 1, our goal is to identify all the threats (stressors) associated with enclosed spaces.

Week 1: Identify the threats
05:52

Here, we start to address the threats that we have identified in the week 1.

Week 2: Addressing the threats
02:49

Again, we are stepping up our game.

Week 3: Push it further
02:08

Make sure to stay consistent and keep progressing further!

Week 4: Ensure the progress
01:35
+ Overcome the Fear of Crowds and Lines
4 lectures 14:36

In the week 1 we are simply observing the environment and identifying the stressors.

Week 1: Observe the environment
05:39

Here, we carefully start to participate in the said environment.

Week 2: Particepate
04:14

As usual, we are gradually stepping up our game and stepping out of our comfort zone.

Week 3: Stepping up our game
02:13

You know the strategy! Don't stop here, keep moving forward!

Week 4: Keep progressing
02:30
+ Final Words
3 lectures 06:39

Just a "not so goodbye" goodbye lecture before you are done with the course.

A few words before you go on with your journey
03:58

In this article, you will find out all the useful references that I have used to create this course. They are for additional reading!

Additional Reading Materials and References
00:22

Here you can find the list of all the courses that are currently published by me. Let me know if you have any questions!

All BalanceCharm Courses
02:19
+ Bonus Section
5 lectures 36:59

In this interview I talk with Ozodbek "The Bomber" Aripov, who is a professional boxer. How does he overcome the anxiety before the fight? Does a professional fighter even get anxious? Fighters look fearless when they are in the ring, but are they really?

Interview: How Does Professional Fighter Overcome Anxiety?
21:36

Girl with social anxiety works with behavioral expert to help her overcome her fears.

Girl with Social Anxiety on The Doctors
04:23

Commentary on Girl with Social Anxiety.

Commentary on Girl with Social Anxiety
02:20

In this episode of This Morning, a popular British TV show, a guest is a girl named Natasha, who suffers from anxiety.

Girl with General Anxiety on This Morning
06:36

Commentary on Girl with General Anxiety.

Commentary on Girl with General Anxiety
02:03