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'Virtual reality cured my fear of heights'

'Virtual reality cured my fear of heights'

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Fay Nugent developed a fear of heights in her 30s. "It began after I went on a girls' weekend away," she says."We had gone on an adventure activity called a tree-top walk. "I managed to climb up to do it - but then when it came to stepping out on to the high ropes, I just couldn't do it. "I felt physically ill and panicked, even though I knew I was perfectly safe."Her phobia got worse over the next few years, to the point that it stopped her doing everyday things. "I went to a concert at Wembley to see Take That," she says."It's a massive venue and our seats were at the back, high up. "I tried to go up there to take my seat - but all of a sudden I had this feeling of utter panic. "It was a bit like in the cartoons when the charac...