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Anita’s Fear Ladder

Anita had a phobia of wasps and bees, and avoids going places where she thinks she might get stung. Hear more about Anita's story!

 

Goal: Walk through a field where there might be wasps or bees

Situation Fear Rating
Walk through track field at school(where there are lots of wasps and bees) 10
Walk around track field at school (where there are lots of wasps and bees) 8
Look at a living wasp in a jar (get my boyfriend to catch one) 7
Look at a dead wasp in a jar (get my boyfriend to help with this one) 6
Watch YouTube videos of wasps and bees feeding or building nests 5
Look at pictures of wasps and bees 4


Check out this video of Anita facing her fears!

*Anita also has a fear of needles and can build a separate fear ladder to face that fear!