'MY WIFE has a claustrophobic fear of entering an aircraft,' writes R Hawkins, of Bristol. 'She is not actually afraid of flying - she travels quite happily aboard ship, train and bus. It's driving me crazy, because being retired, it restricts our scope for travel.'

Mr Hawkins wonders whether there are any courses that could help his wife. The late Maurice Yaffe at Guy's Hospital in London used to run a successful weekend 'fear of flying' seminar, with a dummy aircraft cabin in the basement of the hospital. Does anybody have any information on a similar course being run now?