Phobia treatment for a fear of heights

by Kell

Are you looking for phobia treatment for a fear of heights?

Acrophobia is a fear of heights. When you think about it, such a fear makes a lot of sense, as we were not designed to fly.

However, a fear of heights becomes a problem when it is irrational and interferes with daily living.

Such a fear of heights can see people afraid:

  • to use escalators in shopping centers


  • walk across bridges


  • ascend a flight of stairs


  • climb a ladder.


If these fears impact on your daily living then you may be suffering from acrophobia!

Imagine how good it will be when confidence replaces fear in these situations.

Or when you can describe these phobia symptoms as though you're talking about a character in a movie, and not you!

There are a number of ways to deal with a fear of heights

  1. Hypnosis. Hypnosis can be used to reprogram the subconscious for a fear of heights.


  2. Graded exposure. Graded exposure is where the sufferer creates a list of increasingly difficult height situations.

    A professional then guides the person through the easiest height where they stay until they are desensitized.

    Over time they move up the list of difficult height situations. This is similar to gently entering an icy pool one small toe at a time, rather than the shock tactic of jumping in.

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Feb 01, 2011
Phobia treatment for heights: Graded exposure
by: Anonymous

Hi Kell,
I am interested in phobia treatment for a fear of heights. Are you able to provide me with a graded exposure for someone who has a fear of heights.
Thanks
Amel

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