Offbeat British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard has spent a lifetime in immersion therapy. Early in his career, Izzard wanted to be a street performer but feared it. With no experience, he grabbed a friend, assembled some props, and began performing. Later in life, tired of his long-term motion sickness, Izzard took up flying and became a licensed pilot. Not surprisingly, these efforts coincided with his professional breakthroughs.
Immersion therapy is usually defined as facing your fears in ever-increasing doses. But we believe it’s also about embracing whatever new skill you would like to acquire. And when you do, trepidation and anticipation come in equal doses.
A favorite Eloqui training is our Communication Immersion Workshop in Santa Fe. We attract a combination of professionals who either want to get over their fear of public speaking, or have a desire to speak on a larger stage and extend their sphere of influence.
Over the years, we know that when attendees focus on conquering one challenge without interruption (i.e. immersion therapy), they have a high likelihood of success. The same is true for acquiring new skills. When you focus on one element at a time, and then test it out in front of others— you embed this new skill into your muscle memory. You might just take up flying.