Anyone here have a current fear of heights or used to? If you used to, how did you overcome the fear? I only ask because I would really like to snow board, and I have a board, but I'm scared shit less about going up the lifts.
I still have fear of heights, but it really depends. If I was walking on a rope 20 feet higher from the ground, I will piss myself in my pants (mind you, that was just a metaphor ). If I have much more support than just the rope such as the rollercoasters and mountains, then I wouldn't as scared. That is two different circumstances and my lack of balance has something to do with it, I think. I also think my fear of heights correlates with my fear of falling more than 5 feet from my experience.
If you really want to overcome your fear, you need to take over your fear and maybe have some support from your family & friends.
Yeah, the only way to get rid of a fear is to attack it head-on. Rock climbing would be a good option (I'd recommend learning at an indoor climbing gym) since you'd be roped up and there's no danger. Bungie jumping is a little more extreme, but also more dangerous and more expensive.
I'm scared to death of heights. I doubt that I will ever get over the phobia, but I can get over it for a specific high points. If I have to deal with a certain high point over and over, it stops bugging me, but I have to re-do this for every single flight of steps, bridge, balcony...
I went backpacking recently, and I almost had a panic attack going down the side of a mountain...
So, repetition is the only thing that I can think of. Gritting your teeth and doing it the first few times, and you should be able to do it again.