Millions of people suffer from a fear of heights and struggle to find ways to overcome it. Fear and anxiety are natural reactions and trigger our fight or flight to help keep us safe and can manifest differently for everyone. Heights can be very scary for some people as they are perceived as a threat to our survival. In turn, these people tend to stay away from doing things that will trigger these fears and often miss out on opportunities to create memories with their friends and family.
Acrophobia vs. Fear of Heights
Acrophobia is a mental health condition that affects 3%-6% of people in which the individual experiences an intense fear of heights. A person with this phobia experiences intense fear and anxiety when they think of tall heights or are positioned at a significant height, according to The Cleveland Clinic. It’s important to remember that a certain amount of concern and caution is normal for everyone but people with Acrophobia experience intense, unreasonable fear when faced with heights on a daily basis such as stairs, standing on a balcony, crossing a bridge, or parking at the top of a parking garage.
Exposure Therapy Can Help Cure Your Fears
The most common and successful way to treat and manage your fear of heights at any level is exposure therapy. Exposure therapy is used to slowly encourage a person to enter situations so that they can learn how to cope in a safe and effective way. By slowly introducing your fears at a manageable level, you learn how to overcome that feeling of extreme anxiety and how to not let it hold you back and keep going.
At Empower Adventures, we believe that exposing yourself to your fears helps you to become a more adventurous, positive person and can lead to greater opportunities. Our Zip Line Adventures are a safe and effective way to conquer your fears. Over the years, we have helped hundreds of people overcome their fears and go on to accomplish so much more than they ever thought was possible. It is always important to remember that you are extremely safe, despite being in the treetops. You will be connected to a steel safety cable at all times when off the ground. In addition, our professional guides are trained and experienced in zip line adventure safety procedures and will remain with you throughout the entire course. Our guides are also here to support you and encourage you the entire time.
The first step is always the most difficult but after you’re able to do that, you will forget your fears as you fly through the air and take in the scenic views. You will remain completely safe while facing your fears and getting the rush of adrenaline and excitement that comes with a zip-line adventure. You will leave feeling fulfilled and ready to take on anything life throws your way!
It takes 2 seconds of courage to do something you never thought was possible.
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If you have been looking for a way to overcome your fear and try an experience that you will never forget, contact Empower Adventures to make a reservation!