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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 a lot of wasps and bees) 10
Walk around track field at school (where there are a lot 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 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!

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