• Question: how can you get rid of thalassophobia

    Asked by to Bethany on 27 Jun 2014. This question was also asked by .
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      Bethany Dearlove answered on 27 Jun 2014:

      Thalassophobia is the fear of seas, oceans and other large expanses of water. As a keen swimmer, I’m probably not the best person for advice on how to get over the fear, but I know that there are a number of therapies which can help with phobias, including cognitive behavioural therapy(CBT) and hypnotherapy. If you’re struggling with a phobia, then the best thing is to talk to your doctor, as they’ll then be able to put you in touch with the best people to help.