Overcoming Fear of Heights: How to Conquer Acrophobia and Live a Life Without Limits (The New Harbinger I Can Do It Series)

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It’s hard for anyone to go about his or her day without crossing a bridge, scaling a ladder, or climbing an exterior stair case. Fear of heights can make air travel difficult or impossible; even a ride in an elevator can be a challenging and disruptive experience. Fortunately, specific phobias are among the easiest psychological problems to treat, with fear of heights being very treatable. With a safe and effective exposure-based cognitive-behavioral program to work with, most sufferers will experience relief from their fear after only a few sessions. This book distills the most effective treatments for acrophobia into an easy-to-follow, effective program for overcoming fears for good.

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Anxiety experts Martin Antony and Karen Rowa bring you the third in New Harbinger's I Can Do It series of books for specific phobias, and easy-to-use, exposure-based approach to overcoming fear of heights safely and effectively.

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Antony and Rowa have written an excellent book for people who are afraid of heights, people who care about people who are afraid of heights, and people who would like to learn how to help people who are afraid of heights. The book provides clear and helpful instructions, based in the science of behaviour change, that are an excellent guide for someone who wishes to overcome their fears. Research tells us that there is a very effective treatment for the fear of heights, and this book contains the details.
--Adam Radomsky, Ph.D., is associate professor of psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, QC. His research investigates cognitive and behavioral aspects of fear and anxiety disorders as well as the treatments that are most effective for them.

The fear of heights can disrupt activities that most people take for granted, such as using an escalator, driving across a bridge, and enjoying the view from a balcony. Antony and Rowa have written a highly practical and easy-to-read book that is packed with strategies scientifically proven to help with overcoming this fear. Anyone with a fear of heights will benefit from this advice, as will the people who care about them.
--Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP, associate professor of clinical psychology and director of the OCD and Anxiety Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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