I might shorten it to “what is your level?”
Today your exposure exercise is to touch the specific item. Imagine this, first, before doing it. Get in touch with the feelings that are in you.
“This means that I will ask you to touch it with your whole hand, not just with the fingers, and then to touch your face and hair and clothing all over that no part of you remains uncontaminated.
Then I ask you to sit with it, repeatedly touching the contaminated material to your face hair and clothes during the rest of the session.
I know that your distress is likely to increase, anxiety will eventually decrease.
It is important that while contaminating your face and your body, you will allow yourself to think about the harm you are afraid will occur, because you won’t be washing or cleaning after this exposure.
I know this exposure will cause your discomfort, I’m sure that you can do it.
In fact, you find out that the more you do it, the easier gets.
OK let’s start -here it is -go ahead and touch it.”
We expose you to safe ones, where the fear is only in your mind, so that you can safely confront the fear.