Have you ever experienced dizziness and trembling when you looked down from a high-rise building, a bridge, a transparent elevator? Fear of heights, or acrophobia, canly in th vary considerabe severity of symptoms — from abdominal discomfort to panic attacks. Read on to find out what it is and how to overcome it.
Fear of heights is familiar to at least one person in twenty. For most people, it is expressed in a mild form, for example, in fear of riding on the Ferris wheel, being at the edge of a cliff, or on a ski slope. But there is also an extreme form of this phobia when people hate rides, do not want to go to the mountains, flatly refuse to climb up the stairs, the escalator, move along the bridge, enter the high-rise building and fly in an airplane. At this time, they feel that their very existence is at stake.
Experts believe that acrophobia lies in us from birth to ensure survival, so most are afraid of falling from a height at the level of instincts. Among the symptoms of phobia are the following:
In severe syndrome, these symptoms may occur even when a person tries to stand on a chair.
There are several techniques that have been well studied to help people overcome their fear of heights. As a rule, they include various ways of relaxation, hypnotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy in an adult, successfully used in psychology. If we talk about this in more detail, then:
In many cases, the fear of falling from a height is completely unjustified:
Do not let the fear of heights control you, try all the tricks and show patience to achieve a good result. And who knows, maybe soon you’ll love bungee jumping just like thousands of daredevils around the world!