Some people suffer from the irrational fear of heights. Technically it is called Acrophobia, it is an irrational fear or phobia of heights, even when one is not very high up. Everyone has a certain degree of fear when at a height; this is known as the fear of falling. But, it is acceptable to have this fear as it safeguards most of us. Hence, those who don’t have a fear of falling are excellent in high rise building window cleaning, and other such activities.
Acrophobia suffers can get panic attacks in high places and can become so agitated that it becomes difficult to bring them down safely. Interesting twice as many women than men suffer from Acrophobia and about two percent of the population suffers from it in various degrees.
Here are seven tips to overcome your fear of heights:
- Understand and face your fear
- Consider the actuality of the outcomes of your fear
- Remove caffeine from your diet
- Know your personal limits
- Meet with an experienced psychologist and discuss your acrophobia
- Learn anxiety control techniques & Experience gradual exposure therapy
“You can talk with a close friend or relative about what’s troubling you; but it’s not the same as professionally-trained experienced psychologist who knows exactly what kind of help you need” – Dr. Prerna Kohli.
About Dr. Prerna Kohli
She is a 100 women Achievers Award Winner (2016) from the Honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee
Dr. Prerna Kohli is a Clinical Psychologist, a Public Speaker, a Workshop Facilitator and a Holistic Practitioner. She offers Heart-based workshops and lectures that focus on Life Balance, Self-awareness and Inner Peace. Dedicated to sharing her knowledge and compassion with others, Prerna blends intuitive wisdom with solid understanding, creating a powerful holistic approach, specializing in the areas of Emotional change.
Dr. Prerna Kohli is a leading Psychologist in India and provides individuals, families, parents and children counselling on raising healthy and well rounded children.