yes, that is basic Graded Exposure Therapy. you start mentally facing your fears like that, and ultimately work it up to getting into a plane.
That has been shown by science to work for many people.
Its the opposite of The Secret, the Secret is more like a Phobia. "don't think about what upsets you".
We have to do the EXACT OPPOSITE to get on in life.
Otherwise you simply AVOID your problems, and they get worse.
The reason I could see through the Secret in about 2 minutes, is that I studied the ideas behind The Secret called "New Thought" for many years, long ago. [www.websyte.com
Those beliefs can completely screw up your life, as they lead you down the wrong path.
the Secret is based on the FALSE idea that your thoughts DIRECTLY influence external reality.
There is no rea scientific evidence for that, not even in "Quantum Physics". What Quantum Physics says has NOTHING to do with this Secret nonsense.
A pretty good new book about Quantum Mechanics and the Mind is Quantum Enigma.[www.quantumenigma.com
These guys are actual physicists, and they are even biased to the QM-Mind connection, but even they call What The Bleep complete nonsense, which is the same as the Secret, complete nonsense.
Not one of the Secret Gurus could probably even read this book, even though it is as dumbed down as you can get it.
Grrr, they are such frauds.
We need a Nobel prize winning quantum physicist to write a simple book showing that these bogus quantum physics New Age people are all frauds, liars, and cranks. They are literally all full of it. Fred Alan Wolf is probably the worst of them as he knows just enough to bamboozle people...
A recent episode of 20/20 featured a psychologist who practiced Verbal Exposure Therapy. In treating a young woman who suffered from panic attacks, he had her repeat to herself one of her greatest fears. In this case, a plane crash.
He had her say, "The plane is going to crash" and even, "I *want* the plane to crash" to herself hundreds and hundreds of times.
The end result?
No, she didn't attract *any* plane crashes - not even one, despite the hundreds of "orders to the universe" she spoke aloud. Instead, she became desensitized to the fear that had once held her in its grip.
Since this approach goes directly against the "Focus on what you want, not on what you don't want" approach of The Secret and the Law of Attraction, had she been a "believer" she might never have tried such an approach.
I wonder how many people will never find the help they really need because they are too wrapped up in the "scientific" approach taught by these gurus.