Sage, yet another question...sorry. What is the difference between systematic desensitization and exposure therapy, and which one do you recommend for emetophobia? I've been doing videos as exposure therapy, watching the scene three times per week. But in looking at your hierarchy, it sounds like you looked at the specific image or item not just once, but until the anxiety went away. Could you fill me in as to which one is more effective?
Also, what should I be thinking about during exposure therapy? Should I be just concentrating on the scene, or doing affirmations, or imagining that it is me (this causes my anxiety to sky rocket?)Edited by: kel12347
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