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Could you please send me some information on a program for "The Fear of Flying." Recently, I was told by a friend that your program saved his job which requires extensive air travel . . . .



Dear Dr. Bunn

I say Dr Bunn because you have cured me! . . . I must admit I was very sceptical about a set of impersonal cassettes, that would help me with my severe fear of flying. Meanwhile, I did exactly as you instructed. . . . .

Unbelievable. Unforgettable. And impossible had it not been for S.O.A.R.!!! I only wish I had found you sooner! I was given your name by a client who took your course to help his occupation as a rock-n-roll tour manager. I said if it can help him, why not give it a shot?

Many thanks for my new life. I was a little concerned that perhaps ink and paper might not adequately express my excitement, but then I once had a foolish doubt about your program!



Dear Tom

I am writing to offer my most sincere gratitude for all that you and SOAR did to help me overcome my fear of flying. I received the course and guides on September 8, 1995, and made my first flight in over eight years on October 18, 1995. Two years of psychotherapy couldn't get me into the air, but SOAR did. Your course has helped me acquire renewed personal confidence and price.

Very sincerely


Dear Tom

I want to thank you for the help you personally gave me over the telephone and through the SOAR course. I can honestly say that I would have never flown again without it.



Dear Captain Bunn

I'm 47 years old. I did fly 22 years ago but hated it and swore I would never do it again. I have missed out on many exciting experiences because of these feelings. . . . . I was afraid that only 1 session wouldn't help, but . . . I loved flying. I kept telling my husband this while in the air and he shook his head in disbelief. I want to thank you for helping me over this terrible problem.



Dear Mr. Tom Bunn

Just wanted to let you know that I flew to Mexico by myself about 2 weeks ago. I was very proud of myself (thanks to you). Still no freeways but it will come.

Yours truly


(Post card from Hong Kong)

Dear Tom

I doubt if I could have done it without your course but here I am, a testimony to the efficacy of it!



Dear Tom

Add me to what I'm sure is your growing list of grateful graduates.

Yours fearlessly

Dear Tom

. . . what you did with B. was a miracle. She indeed enjoyed the flight. When we were approaching JFK Airport, she told me: "Let's fly somewhere else, I really love it, how about Alaska?!" . . . I still can't fully comprehend it.



Dear Tom

I never thought we would fly. Whenever we even discussed it there was always a serious plane crash shown on TV which would only discourage him more. After listening to your course and reading your literature he made up his mind to do it. He actually asked me if he could sit near the window and loved flying.

I cannot tell you what your course accomplished except to say it has changed both our lives.



Dear Tom

I took my flight to Cancun. I was determined prior to talking SOAR that there was no way in hell I was ever flying again! I was really so proud of myself, and I can honestly say it was because of SOAR and you.

Thanks, with warm wishes


Dear Tom

I flew to LA with my parents and a group of people - I did not experience any anxiety.



Dear Tom

First let me say that the first set of the course is incredible. There are no words to describe the impact. I cried, laughed, and sometimes my mouth just gaped open at hearing such new, concrete information about fear and fear management. Some of the information has affected all aspects of my life. Sound dramatic? It has been.



Dear Tom

On a cold, gray, day when you are wondering what you are doing with your life you might want to read the in-flight notes of one of your "patients". The feeling of freedom is almost impossible to describe.

My sincere thanks


Dear Tom . . .

The course had an impact on many parts of my life. Many an additional benefit has come along with my reaching my original objective. . . .



Dear Tom

A note of thanks for what I consider to be one of the most rewarding experiences I've had in a long time.



Dear Tom

I feel like a monarch butterfly that just escaped from its chrysalis prison.

Thank you for helping my person to be as free as my spirit.


Postcard from Paris from a concert pianist

Dear Tom, "In every being lives a thirst for freedom."

I'm very encouraged and grateful to tell you that the Air France 747 flight to Paris was excellent, and I felt great progress, thanks to your outstanding help! Some turbulence but my attitude toward it had changed substantially, and it didn't frighten me! First view of morning star and dawn approaching Europe unforgettably beautiful. Our 1st concert is tomorrow. Paris is a dream of beauty. Look forward to describing more to you.



Each week, we receive dozens of emails from clients about their success.
We select one or two to publish in the SOAR Newsletter.

Here is a sample of our client comments. We always ask permission first.
Some clients have written longer reviews about SOAR.


Dear Tom

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.


Dear Tom

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.





Dear Tom,

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.

Warmest regards,



Dear Tom,

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.




Dear Tom:

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.




Dear Tom,

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!!

Sincerely, Linda


To S.O.A.R.

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.

Sincerely, Rose


Dear Tom:

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!




Dear Tom,

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!

Thanks again,




Hi Tom

. . . 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.



Mr. Bunn

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!




Dear Tom

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.

Sincerely yours


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.




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