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How A Man Cured Anxiety And Panic Attacks With A Bottle Of Aftershave

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happiness or does it go deeper than that?Think of your favourite smell… now think about why it is your favourite smell. For me, it’s the smell of frying onions coming from an outdoor catering van.

I don’t need to see the van, the smell takes my mind back to the seven-year-old me, entering a huge fairground, excited at exploring the games, the rides, the flashing lights, the chips with tomato sauce that was mainly vinegar.It’s not that the smell takes my memory back to that moment, it’s that the smell now has an emotional attachment to that moment and can create the same feelings of excitement and joy I felt when I first smelled it.This is a great example of classical conditioning.

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