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There are no words to express what you did for me in the course . . . .
With sincere thanks and appreciation
Dear Capt Tom
Well. It's been almost a year since I began the SOAR course. I sit here writing from a 747 at 41,000 feet in route from Hong Kong back to the U.S.A. . . . The flight so far has been terrific; we flew over an active volcano and saw Mt. Fuji at sunset. What a pleasure to be able to relax and enjoy a flight.
Dear Capt Tom
I have to tell you that I've been to a few different therapists over the course of my life for different reasons, but none of their methods were ever as specifically, let alone quickly effective in dealing with a fear or problem, as SOAR was. And the amazing thing was, not only did it fix my fear of flying, which was a huge thing, but the positive results spilled over into other fear/areas of my life that had nothing to do with flying.
I just checked into my hotel and you are the very first person I'm writing - because of you I'm here in the first place.
The flight was wonderful! . . . The funny thing about the whole situation was that during the flight I said to myself, "Maybe I never had a fear of flying at all and didn't really need the course! Fat chance. I used to have sweaty palms just watching the inside of planes on T.V.
I'm off to discover a new city. Thank-you, thank-you, THANK YOU, for helping me gain my new freedom.
When I listened to the first part of the SOAR program, I almost cried with relief because here was information about the feelings and fears I was having. As I listened further, I had a mini panic attack because you were asking me to let my fear get as big as it can be. As I have listened to the rest of the course, one thing is clear - I feel better about my fear. Of all the examples and techniques described the ones that helped me the most were:
1. being in your own movie . . . this concept made such an impact that (when) I dreamed I was on an elevator that was out of control - in my dream I said this is a dream and not what is really going on - and then the elevator stopped.
2. being on the plane is your choice - I realized that being on the plane is a choice I had made and that I am not a victim of my choice.
3. the story of Billy - made me laugh out loud . . . . I was worried that there was so much fear that it would overwhelm me and I would become a raving lunatic on the plane.
Thanks for a great program.
After taking your course, I finally flew round trip from New York to Florida. I can honestly say that I actually the enjoyed the flight. This was my first commercial flight since I was eighteen years old, twenty-five years ago. I never thought I could do it until I was introduced to you and the SOAR Course.
Since my flight twenty-five years ago, I've had an ever-increasing fear of flying. I was absolutely terrified of even the thought of being in the air. My family and I had been limited to driving long and tiring hours to various locations throughout the United States.
Taking your course and meeting with you has changed my life. I cannot express enough gratitude for your dedication, time and effort in helping me overcome this awful fear. It is obvious your course is taught straight from the heart. You are a truly caring person, and have provided me with an irreplaceable freedom. Such an act of kindness I will never forget.
I just got back from Bermuda - my first flight after four years, and after swearing I'd never got on a plane again. I have had a progressively worsening fear of flying. My last time on a plane was was a terrifying experience . . . despite the fact that I was under heavy sedation prescribed for panic attacks by a psychiatrist.
After listening to the SOAR course, I felt confident enough to know I'd get on the airplane this time. (I've cancelled four trips in the past your years.) Despite a two hour delay in take-off due to an engine problem, I was calm throughout the entire trip.
There's really nothing else for me to say except a most sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU!
To follow-up . . . now that I've been home for a week, I still feel a profound sense of personal power---a feeling of competence. I feel more centered. I keep waiting for this feeling to disappear but thank God, it hasn't.
Tom, I don't really understand the internal psychological process that your SOAR course affected within me; however, I know it happened. I feel almost as good and comfortable about flying as I did prior to my fear of flying days. And if this could happen to me, I know the SOAR course can work for anyone.
I wanted you to know how very much this course meant to me. At the risk of sounding overly dramatic - SOAR really has changed my life! I never thought I would ever fly. I had such a strong mental, negative block against - I was so afraid of it, I couldn't imagine ever overcoming the fear and actually flying. There are so many things in my life that I either am, or have been, afraid of. Flying was "the big one," so if I can deal with that, the rest will be easy!
Whenever I have a particularly hectic day, I take a few minutes out to stop and think about and remember the way I felt after I flew. I get a tremendous sense of triumph and self-satisfaction. What you and SOAR are helping others to accomplish is wonderful! DON'T EVER QUIT!!
Many thanks to you all, for changing my life. Thanks to S.O.A.R., I feel as if I can try anything . . . .
Truly you have enriched my life, as I'm sure you have done for others.
I hope your program will become so well known, that all fearful people will hear of your group - and be helped, as I was.
What can I say about how generous and helpful you have been to me! . . . Hopefully the past, present and future can provide you a true insight as to the new world's and unlimited possibilities you open for others by providing the passkey to dealing with fears.
Very truly yours
Dear Captain Bunn
Will, after 21 years of avoiding air travel - - your course has burned my worst nightmares into my best dreams and memories.
Until I had taken SOAR I absolutely did not travel by airplane or step into an elevator because of being confined to small areas and the feeling of being trapped as well as the fear of not being safe.
Now I don't even think twice about it!
The course absolutely works. . . . Thanks for the enlightenment. Boldly going where I've never gone before!
I want to let you know how much the course has done for me. . . . I've flown six times. I can't say I was thrilled with it - but I certainly did not fall apart on the plane. . . . At the best, I was able to avoid alcohol and to eat the meal. Both are things I had not done in years. I was also able to hold conversations and concentrate on my reading without constant fear. I even looked out the window. At my worst, I drove me neighbor crazy on a few of the flights by talking about flying and SOAR. And, I continue to listen to every sound. But I don't panic at all of them anymore.
Let me also say thank you on behalf of my husband and my parents. They were skeptical at first - but now they are so glad that I don't make them crazy for weeks before I fly!
. . . One thing I find amazing is how often I will scan the skies now and almost always will see a shiny silver jet with its white fluffy tail behind it, and feel a feeling of excitement and almost a peace that I have never felt before . . . .
Thank you again
By the time I was halfway through Section 2 I was sure I was going to fly! I cant believe how much I've learned. I'm flying to Florida April 20. Can't wait. This has been the best thing I've ever done for myself.
Your course has been wonderful so far! It is so easy to follow and understand. I actually am looking forward to flying in two days! Thank you so much for SOAR - I'm glad I've discovered it!
I would like to take this time to express my heartfelt thanks for your time and commitment to the SOAR Course. I can't thank you enough for providing me with this opportunity.
Dear Tom, . . . your program was a real blessing and a wonderful alternative to Xanax which my physician prescribed for this problem.
I flew to Arizona over Thanksgiving and did wonderful. . . . Going was very smooth and I felt real safe. Returning was real turbulent but again, I felt real peaceful and safe. I remembered the exercises and the course was so helpful - I'm really looking forward to flying again in March.