If you’re game, hypnotherapy isn’t an overnight cure but it has been shown to work for some people. Along the same lines, mindfulness meditation and breathing techniques not only reduce stress, they can also help you overcome fear. A school in India has incorporated this into their curriculum to help students who developed phobias connected to the massive deadly earthquake in Nepal last April.

Whichever method you try, remember that you won’t overcome your fear overnight and if what you’re doing isn’t working, don’t give up just try something else.