4 Ways To Overcome The Fear Of Heights

Are You Afraid Of Heights?

Do you wonder about the different ways to overcome your fear of heights?

Around 3 to 5 percent of the population is afraid of heights.

If you want to see where I got the Information from, then click here.

So immediately you are not the only one that is afraid of heights.

You are probably asking “how can I overcome the fear of heights”?

Your in luck because in this article, I’m going to show you the things that you can do to overcome the fear of heights.

Most people fear heights because they are scared that something bad will happen.

Examples of this are falling off a very high place like a mountain or a skyscraper.

You become very anxious and scared and will let the fear run in your head.

To prevent that or to get rid of the fear of heights all together, here are the 4 ways to overcome your fear of heights with ease.

1. Face Your Fear

One of the things that you can do to overcome the fear of heights is to face it heads on.

This might sound scary to do, but the only way that you can overcome a fear of heights or overcome any fear is facing it.

It might be scary at first, but once you face it, it doesn’t seem that bad.

The fear will be a lot smaller than it was before.

I don’t have a fear of heights but one of my old friends did.

Me, My friend, and her friends were at Michigan’s Adventures.

We were hanging out and having fun and all of us except for my friend that was scared of heights.

Most of us want to go on the Ferris wheel.

The friend that was afraid of heights didn’t want to go but we convinced her to go on with us.

She did and at first, she was scared but once she was on for a little while, she wasn’t as scared of heights anymore because she faced her fear of heights.

2. Criticize The Fear

You must question your fear of heights and criticize them instead of ignoring your fear of heights.

Ask yourself, “why am I scared of heights” “what caused me to be scared of heights”.

When you find out the answer to these questions, then your fear of heights will diminish.

You will be able to be on huge Skyscrapers or mountains without much fearing too much.

When you figure out why you fear heights and you found out where it came from, it is very important to let that fear go.

If you don’t let the fear go, you will be still holding onto the fear, and will eat you up until you let go of the fear of heights.


When you are in a high place, you might feel anxious and scared that you might fall or something bad will happen.

It is important at that moment to breathe.

When you feel anxious and scared, you don’t think clearly and your brain is going all over the place.

When you are breathing, you are calming down and even if the fear is not all the way gone, at least that the fear is significantly less than what it was before.

So when you catch yourself panicking because you are in a high place, whether you are on a big mountain, Skyscraper or whatever, breathe.

It makes your mind a lot calmer and allow you to feel less anxious of being on a high altitude.

4. Get Help

If you think that you can’t tackle this fear on your own, then it is very important to get help of some kind.

It is better to do something about your fear than completely ignoring it and that includes getting help from someone.

Some people that can help you with this is a psychiatrist, a friend, a parent, a family member, or maybe someone that you know.

Though in my opinion, the people that you should get help with are the people that have overcome the same fear as you do, which in this case is the fear of heights.

They can 100% relate to you and best yet, they have overcome that fear.

So they know how you feel and they can give you tips because they overcome it themselves.


Whether you are afraid of heights or something else like the fear of public speaking, for example, you mustn’t run away from the fear.

When you try to avoid or ignore the fear of heights, then the fear will only grow and get worse.

If you follow or even do at least one of the things that I mentioned in this article, then you will overcome your fear of heights or at least fear it less than before.

If you want to talk about your experiences with the fear of heights or how you overcome the fear, then feel free to comment below.

I hope that all of you have a very wonderful day.


  1. Great article, the point if criticizing your height fears are what helped me greatly. I thought about how it’s not really the height that is the issue, I just don’t trust myself in those situations. I’m like a cartoon character, I’ll always find a way to fall and hurt myself in those situations, hehe.

    • Thank you, I’m glad that you found something that helped you overcome your fear of heights. I’m not really like a cartoon character but when I am high up, I usually be extra careful so I don’t fall.

  2. Hi Scott
    Thanks for these tips. I find as I am getting older I am more fearful of heights. It’s the strangest darn thing. I do push myself to participate in activities that involve height though, I find what works for me is breathing and self talk. I went tree top trekking this past summer with my son and you could find me way up in the trees, on a harness talking to myself, reminding myself that I was safe and wasn’t going to fall to my death. It works and after being up among the trees for sometime I did eventually calm down.

    Great tips


    • Your welcome! I’m glad that you enjoyed the post. It is good that you push yourself to go to activities that are involved heights and that you found a way to calm yourself down. Most people don’t even face there fears.

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