You are discovering that the anxiety indeed decreases when you stay long enough in the situation that you’re afraid of.
Note that you’re much less anxious than you were in the beginning of the session.
I can see that you’re more relaxed this time than during last session’s exposure.
As you can see, the more you confront the situation, the association of things that he becomes weaker and weaker.
As you’re finding out, anxiety does not last forever.
As predicted, none of the things that you feared would happen, did happen.
Touching doorknobs and problem places without washing hands does not cause you to get very sick or infect us or your children.
You will find that checking the entrance door lock only once does not cause robbery of your home.
Tell me your interpretation of the reduction in your distress levels.
Did the consequences happen?
Can you elaborate on that?
Did you refrain from ritualizing during the exposure?