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Phobias are fears that are rooted in responses to the environment that helped us, and were appropriate, in the original environments that human beings inhabited.
In dealing with phobias as part of the overall process of dealing with stress and anxiety, it's important to accept that those responses are rooted in our genetic heritage, in our "2 million year old person", and so accept that part of ourselves. Simultaneously we need to recognize how and why that particular anxiety response may have gotten out of hand, and taking steps to help that part of ourselves feel better. That's where depth psychotherapy may be of immense help.