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Aman’s Fear Ladder

Aman was in a car accident and has been avoiding learning to drive a car because he's afraid he'll be in another accident. Hear more about Aman's story.

 

Goal: Drive a car in my neighbourhood

Situation Fear Rating
Drive down a main road alone when there is more traffic (for example, Sunday afternoon) 10+
Drive down a main road with Mom when there is more traffic (for example, Sunday afternoon) 10
Drive down a main road alone when there is very little traffic (for example, very early on a Sunday) 9
Drive down a main road with Mom when there is very little traffic (for example, very early Sunday morning) 8
Drive around the block alone 7
Drive around the block with Mom 6
Drive the car around the empty mall parking lot after hours with Mom 5
Back the car up and down the driveway with Mom in the car 4
Sit in the car in the driveway with Mom and start the engine 3


Check out this video of Aman facing his fears!

*Aman is also afraid to go near the scene of his accident. He can build another fear ladder to help him approach that situation.