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Do you have a phobia? Here are 4 ways to get over it, recommended by a therapist

Published on Jun 22, 2024 06:00 AM IST
  • From challenging our thoughts about the phobia to gradually exposing ourselves to it, here are a few ways to overcome it.
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Phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. It can trigger an irrational fear in a person for a particular thing, situation or activity. "Phobias can be managed effectively with the right approach. The goal of overcoming a phobia is not to eliminate all anxiety but to accept some anxiety related to the phobia and be able to manage it. While overcoming a phobia may take time and effort, it is possible to reduce its impact on your life and improve your ability to cope with fear-provoking situations," wrote Therapist Carolyn Rubenstein. (Photo by Bastian Riccardi on Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 22, 2024 06:00 AM IST

Phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. It can trigger an irrational fear in a person for a particular thing, situation or activity. "Phobias can be managed effectively with the right approach. The goal of overcoming a phobia is not to eliminate all anxiety but to accept some anxiety related to the phobia and be able to manage it. While overcoming a phobia may take time and effort, it is possible to reduce its impact on your life and improve your ability to cope with fear-provoking situations," wrote Therapist Carolyn Rubenstein. (Photo by Bastian Riccardi on Pexels)

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The first step to getting over a phobia is to start gradually exposing ourselves to the object, or situation or activity that we have the most fear of. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 22, 2024 06:00 AM IST

The first step to getting over a phobia is to start gradually exposing ourselves to the object, or situation or activity that we have the most fear of. (Shutterstock)

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We must practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or muscle relaxation when we start feeling worked out while thinking of the phobia.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 22, 2024 06:00 AM IST

We must practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or muscle relaxation when we start feeling worked out while thinking of the phobia.(Unsplash)

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We can use visualisation techniques where we imagine ourselves successfully confronting or overcoming the phobia. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 22, 2024 06:00 AM IST

We can use visualisation techniques where we imagine ourselves successfully confronting or overcoming the phobia. (Pexels)

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We must challenge negative thoughts or assumptions related to the phobia. Instead, we should replace them with logical explanations.  (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 22, 2024 06:00 AM IST

We must challenge negative thoughts or assumptions related to the phobia. Instead, we should replace them with logical explanations.  (Unsplash)

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