Chapter 11

Overcoming Fears and Phobias

In This Chapter

arrow Tracking your anxiety level

arrow Preparing to tackle your fear

arrow Making your fear insignificant

arrow Practising confronting the problem

With well over 500 different phobia names listed at The Phobia List website (, you may think that human beings are a highly neurotic species, and perhaps you’re right! People certainly have a knack for getting into a ‘to-do’ over the seemingly smallest of things. Here are ten of the most common fears and phobias:

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