While many of us have general fears and anxieties about public speaking or sitting in a plane during a turbulent flight, having a full-blown phobia for a specific object or situation can be detrimental to your career, relationships, social life, or day-to-day well-being.
For example, having a paralyzing fear of flying can prevent you from attending out-of-state family weddings or being promoted to a job position that requires extensive travel.
Read below for more information on phobias and fears, and basic cognitive therapy techniques for overcoming your phobias. For further resources, seek the help of a local support group or mental health professional.
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