I’m in my forties and I’ve been terrified of water above chest level pretty much all my life. I asked for John’s help because I wanted to get past the fear. He has a no-nonsense style that prevented me from coddling my fear but he was also kind and funny and mindful of the fears so I felt safe. He helped me cope with the fears by teaching me several different skills to feel more comfortable in deep water. And he taught the skills in a gradual manner allowing me to develop a sense of mastery before tackling the worst fears. At the end of my eight sessions I went from never swimming to making swimming laps a part of my weekly exercise routine.