When people experience anxiety due to a fear, phobia or a traumatic memory, they often avoid anything that reminds them of it. Although avoidance provides temporary relief to unwanted feelings, the pattern of avoidant behaviour ultimately gives more power to the phobia or traumatic memory.
Exposure therapy is designed to gradually expose the individual to various aspects of that fear while increasing the persons confidence and window of tolerance to manage that fear. As you begin to gradually face your fears or phobias, you will begin to loosen the shackles that has been holding you hostage.
Exposure Therapy is a proven evidence – based practice.