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Christine’s Fear Ladder

Christine has a fear of germs. She worries that if she touches something dirty she could get sick and even die! Learn more about Christine's story!

 

Goal: Be able to bring “contaminated” things inside the bedroom

Situation Fear Rating
Lie down on my bed in the same clothes I wore to school 10
Put backpack on bus floor and then put it on my bed 8
Put backpack on bus floor and then put it next to my bed 7
Sit at the desk in my room in the clothes I wore to school 6
Put backpack on bus floor and then put on the floor by my bedroom door 5
Wear school clothes around the house, but don't sit on anything 3


Check out this video of Christine facing her fears!

*Christine is also afraid to eat anything with her hands because she worries about germs. Christine could make another fear ladder to address this.