20 Weird Phobias You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Getting Over Your Fears

The experts say there are ways to overcome even your most debilitating phobias.

For more mild anxieties, take a deep breath and then visualize what it is that scares you. Spend time every day mentally picturing your phobia and then soothing your fear with a positive statement like “This can’t hurt me” or “Everything is going to be fine.”

Serious phobias like the ones listed above are going to require more intense therapy treatments like Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). CBT is a popular therapy because you learn healthier thought patterns that eventually replace anxiety-causing thoughts of your phobia. This treatment may include hypnotherapy or exposure therapy. This is where the patient is exposed, in tiny increments, to the source of their anxiety until they’re able to overcome it.

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