#051 A Therapist-Approved Strategy for Conquering a Specific Fear or Phobia
Fear can be healthy. After all, if you didn’t fear getting hit by a car, you wouldn’t look both ways before you crossed the road.
You don’t want to conquer a healthy fear like that. But, you do want to conquer the irrational fears or the fears that get in the way of living your best life.
The fear of public speaking might hold you back in your career. Or, the fear of abandonment might drive you to stay in a relationship that isn’t good for you.
When we are really afraid of something, our natural tendency is to avoid it. After all, no one wants to feel afraid.
But the more we avoid the things that scare us, the bigger the role those things play in your life. Someone who is afraid of elevators might spend hours climbing stairs every day. Or someone who is afraid to fly in a plane might spend days driving to their destination.
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to conquer those fears in a healthy way.
On today’s Friday Fix, I’ll share how I help people conquer fears and phobias in my therapy office. I’ll share the specific techniques that can help those fears shrink over time so you can work through them once and for all.
Links and Resources:
My TEDx Talk – The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong