Fears & Aversions…


  • Almost everyone has a phobia about one thing or another.

  • The question becomes whether or not is impairing their quality of life.

  • The systematic process of desensitization usually results in 90% success rate.



  • There are four stages to the systematic desensitization process: Relaxation Training. Constructing the Anxiety Hierarchy: consists of events related to the target behavior that are ordered on the basis of the amount of anxiety they evoke. Subjective Units of Distress Scale (SUDS) Desensitization in Imagination: In Vivo Desensitization.