Thursday, November 26, 2009

3D Juggling 451: Driving On The Motorway

Claire writes: 'A friend is having panic attacks when he drives on the motorway and we were talking about how he can resolve it. He has tried loads of therapeutic solutions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnotherapy. Although it has increased his confidence in the room, it's not made a significant different when he's in the car and drives past the blue motorway signs. 'What I really need', he said, is 'driving lessons... but I passed my test a long time ago.'

What he realises he needs is a driving instructor who will go with him, in his car, on the motorway. It's not what the instructor will expect when they receive the phone call. But it's good news for my friend and the instructor. To get that he needs to clearly state what he needs. In organisations that's called coaching up. If he's not clear, he'll get the instructor's solution and could end up doing three point turns with the teenagers!

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