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WHAT EXACTLY IS MYFEAR ZAPPER™?

MyFear Zapper™ is a website-based game that teaches your child techniques and tips for learning his mind is more powerful than his fear. Once you create an account, you’ll log in and enter the world of Courageous Cate and Bold Bill (our mascots), who will guide your child through the exercises and games that will help zap his fear! In addition to the MyFear Zapper program, the website features the Critter Creator, where your child makes her fear look like a silly critter, and fun games to help your child overcome that fear for good!

HOW DOES MYFEAR ZAPPER™ WORK?

MyFear Zapper™ uses a third-party “expert” (in the eyes of the children, at least!) combined with proven psychological techniques based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to teach your child his mind is more powerful than his fear. It allows the child to see he has the power inside to face his fear, which helps build self-confidence when facing other scary situations in the future.

DOES MYFEAR ZAPPER WORK ON MOBILE DEVICES?

Unfortunately, MyFear Zapper only works on computers at present.  We are hoping to have a system that works on any platform soon, but it is not yet ready.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO USE MYFEAR ZAPPER™?

To get the best results, follow each step outlined in the MyFear Zapper™ program. Make sure you spend enough time for your child to do the visualization exercise plus understand and complete the exercise. The first time, it may take up to 15 minutes to go through the program; after your child understands the steps, you can work through a solution in just a few minutes.

HOW LONG WILL EACH SESSION WITH MYFEAR ZAPPER™ TAKE?

For your first session, plan on a minimum of 10-15 minutes to make sure your child understands what she needs to do and has plenty of time to experience the entire program. Once your child gets the hang of it, she’ll be able to work through a solution in just a few minutes.  With each solution she will be building self-confidence and self-esteem.

HOW QUICKLY WILL MY CHILD EXPERIENCE RESULTS?

While some children will see an immediate change, most will need to use the program at least three times over a week’s period to see solid results. When you first use the program, tell your child it’s possible he will see a difference after the first use; this helps him believe this will happen, which is a key step in the mind shift. However, reassure him if he does not see an immediate result that it takes most kids more uses to zap their fears.

WHAT IF I DO NOT SEE ANY CHANGE IN MY CHILD’S FEAR?

Be sure to use MyFear Zapper at least three times in a one-week period. If you do not see a change after using it three times in a week, try using it every day for a week. If you have tried these steps in the first month and have not seen any results, we do have a 100% money-back guarantee.

HOW HAS IT WORKED FOR OTHER CHILDREN?

The program has been proven successful in quantitative testing to both reduce fear and build children’s self-confidence.

For research results, counselor and parent testimonials, press reviews and more see Reviews and News.

HAVE PROFESSIONALS EVALUATED MYFEAR ZAPPER™?

Yes, child psychologists, counselors, and nurses who work regularly with children have evaluated and approve the program – and a number of them are using the program in their practices! A child psychologist who works with Child Focus, Inc. in Cincinnati helped with program development and sits on our Board of Advisors.  The Chief of Psychology for the Lindner Center of HOPE also sits on our Board.  We also have two elementary educators who have helped us develop the program and supporting materials.

For more information see our Advisory Board and Counselor Testimonials.

WHAT IS THE “PUT A FACE ON YOUR FEAR™” EXERCISE?

It’s important for children to be able to “see” what is scaring them. That’s why we ask them to “Put a face on their fear™.” This way, amorphous fears such as fear of the dark or of water can be targeted quickly, easily and effectively. Instructions will be given as your child works through the process.

See What You Get for an overview of the activities with screenshots.

DOES MY CHILD NEED TO DO BOTH THE MYFEAR ZAPPER™ PROGRAM AND THE GAMES THAT ARE ON THE SITE?

We highly recommend you focus on the MyFear Zapper™ program first, and use the games as support to the program. However, some children may find the games help them just as much as the program – some may not even need the program, but just the games.

See What You Get for an overview of the activities with screenshots.

HOW MUCH DOES MYFEAR ZAPPER™ COST?

MyFear Zapper™ is a website-based game that is available for an annual subscription.

For one year, the cost is $29.95, and additional children are only $19.95 each.

For a Lifetime Family Membership, with a login each for each child in your household forever, the cost is only $69.95.

For more information see Pricing.

CAN I GET MY MONEY BACK IF THE PRODUCT DOESN’T WORK FOR MY CHILD?

Yes, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee in the first month. Just email us at billing@myfearzapper.com and we’ll refund your full payment, no questions asked!

IF MY CHILD’S FEAR IS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED OR GONE AFTER JUST A FEW USES, IS THERE ANY REASON TO KEEP MY SUBSCRIPTION TO MYFEAR ZAPPER™?

Because children’s minds are so much flexible and open than adults’, they often respond very quickly to MyFear Zapper – you may see a huge improvement in your child’s fear after just one or a few uses! However, for most children, that does not mean the fear is completely uprooted. Your child may go a few days, or a week, or even a month doing great with the fear. Then, it may start to sneak back into his mind, and he may find he needs a MyFear Zapper “booster shot” as he teaches himself to hold that self-confidence inside and use it. Being the “Boss” of your fear is a skill, just like any other – and it takes practice.

HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH MYFEAR ZAPPER™?

Getting started is easy! Just click here to sign up, or click the Sign Up button on any page. We recommend creating a separate account for each child who wants to use MyFear Zapper. This allows the account to be personalized with that child’s name, and also keeps his list of fears and Fear Critters (one of the games) separate from what his siblings are working on.

“This morning, my 8 year old stated he was over his fear [of bugs]!! It came out of the blue and I was shocked, but he said that he went upstairs by himself, and when he got scared (and thought there were bugs) he said out loud the things we had done with MyFear Zapper, and now he can go places he would otherwise have been scared of running into bugs!”
Chi-Chi C.

“I think it worked great and made a noticeable difference.”
Prathibha S.