My client had a 50-year history of severe claustrophobia. As you can imagine, this severely restricted her life on many levels, and to such a degree that even watching TV or going to the cinema would cause a disturbance. If the client even perceived a claustrophobic space featured on the screen, she told me she would literally jump up and run straight out of the room!
After our very first session, this client cheerfully informed me that for her first time ever, she had been able to watch a certain type of program. She then proceeded to go into precise detail about everything that she had seen on that program. Previously this type of program would have had her running out of the door, even at the mention of the title.
She was thrilled to share all the details of everything she had gleaned from watching the program called Life on a Submarine!