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How can I cure my fear of heights?

How can I cure my fear of heights?

For fear of heights: consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy (imaginal exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, flooding, prolonged exposure therapy, in vivo exposure therapy) or hypnosis as possible options. Psychotropic medications are some times indicated as well. ...Read more

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Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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What do I do to cure my fear of heights?

What do I do to cure my fear of heights?

Phobias: Fears, such as a fear of heights (acrophobia), can be helped or "cured" by a procedure called "systematic desensitization." essentially, one learns a deep relaxation technique and, while relaxing, gets exposure to aspects of the phobia. The coupling of deep relaxation with gradual exposure to graded aspects of the phobia eliminates the fear. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure my fear of heights?

Is there any way to cure my fear of heights?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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What causes over a very bad fear of heights?

What causes over a very bad fear of heights?

Fear of heights: Cognitive behavioral therapy works great for this. You learn what self-talk in your head makes it easier, and how to calm your anxiety. Then you approach your fear in manageable baby steps , mastering each step before moving on to the next one. It can take a while, but this is very successful. Contact nacbt.Org to find a qualified therapist in your area. This is so treatable! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a fear of heights can I grow out of it?

What to do if I have a fear of heights can I grow out of it?

Not likely: There are many phobias which have age related components but they usually need a more active or specific approach than waiting. Most people hope they'll grow out of fears but that just becomes an avoidance stratagy. Seek a treatment by a professional if you want to get over this. ...Read more

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What would be a good way for me to decrease my acrophobia (fear of heights).?

Therapy: Finding a therapist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, in particular exposure response prevention therapy can help you overcome your phobia. In addition, medications that help with anxiety like ssris or benzodiazepines can also be helpful to compliment the therapy. ...Read more

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Is a fear of heights a very common phobie or fear? Shouldn't everybody should have fear of heights, for survival.

Fear of Heights: Acrophobia is a fear of heights, and there is a difference about a rational survival based fear of heights and a phobia which is defined as an irrational deep seated fear which can cause paralytic fear of heights in cases where there is no rational fear such as on a safe enclosure or inside a building, or even on a second floor of a house. ...Read more

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How can I get over a fear of heights?

How can I get over a fear of heights?

For fear of heights: consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy (imaginal exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, flooding, prolonged exposure therapy, in vivo exposure therapy) or hypnosis as possible options. Psychotropic medications are some times indicated as well. ...Read more

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In what ways can you get over the fear of heights?

In what ways can you get over the fear of heights?

Exposure therapy: Find a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety ; phobias, especially helpful is exposure based therapy, where gradually, with the therapist's guidance, you intentionally ; repeatedly experience gradually greater heights, interspersed w/ relaxation practice. By doing this over ; over again, the experience of heights will no longer trigger the same (or at least as severe) reaction in you. ...Read more

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How can I overcome acrophobia - the fear of heights?

How can I overcome acrophobia - the fear of heights?

Behavior Therapy: Desensitization or exposure therapy focuses on changing your response to the object or situation that you fear, and may be helpful for specific phobias. Gradual, repeated exposure to the cause of your phobia may help you learn to conquer your anxiety. For example, if you're afraid of heights, therapy may start with imagining it, to looking at pictures, to climbing a ladder, to climbing a mountain. ...Read more

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Could vertigo cause fear of heights?

Could vertigo cause fear of heights?

The two conditions: you mention can be linked. After your doc has ruled out any medial conditions, you can see a clinical psychologist who does exposure therapy for help. Make sure you find a well trained one, e.g., who is board certified or belongs to the Exposure and Ritual Prevention organization. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If acrophobia is fear of heights, what is vertigo?

If acrophobia is fear of heights, what is vertigo?

Spinning: A good way to think of it is that dizziness is when you feel as if you are spinning in a room. Vertigo is when you feel as if the room is spinning around you. ...Read more

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How do I get over my agrophobia and fear of heights?

For agoraphobia &: fear of heights, consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy (imaginal exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, flooding, prolonged exposure therapy, in vivo exposure therapy) or hypnosis as possible options. Psychotropic medications are some times indicated as well. ...Read more

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Vertigo - loss of balance (not fear of heights). Are there any fixes?

Vertigo - loss of balance (not fear of heights). Are there any fixes?

Vertigo not a balance problem: Vertigo may cause problems with the balance, but vertigo is not defined as a balance problem. Vertigo is defined as the sensation of motion where there is no motion. If you are having true vertigo then you need to consult with an ear nose and throat doctor for an evaluation and discussion of treatment options. If your problem is just balance then a neurologist may be your best starting point. ...Read more

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Phobia leads someone to believe that among our ancestors, those who feared animals, darkeness, and heights would likely live long enough to reproduce?

Irrational fear: A phobia is an irrational fear--we know what we fear is probably not dangerous. Behavioral psychologists view them as learned and treatment is to desensitize or unlearn them. An atavistic trait is something we inherit that can keep us from danger but is not necessary in today's world. This could be a fear of bugs, snakes, heights, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could you recommend a hypnotist to help me to overcome my fear of flying and heights?

You have options: Hyponosis is one approach, but today's methods of dealing with phobias by talk and progressive exposure may work as well or better without the mystique. Here's a video of how a phobia is handled using cognitive-behavioral therapy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y8VKs3__cA ...Read more

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Is acrophobia a fear of high ledges?

Is acrophobia a fear of high ledges?

Acrophobia: It is a fear of heights, high ledges would qualify, often caused by an actual experience or a product of anxiety being mis-directed to heights but actually being caused by something else or overall sense of fear in the world. Best. ...Read more

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Fear Of Heights (Definition)

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