You’ll be fine. Just focus on your breathing.
Tapping therapy might be good for you, in the longer term. Some of the info out there is a bit stupid and faux mystical (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_ … _Technique), or claims to use acupressure points (I don’t think it does), but don’t be put off by that. You simply make up your own sequence of taps on your body which sort of resets / distracts your brain in the short term. If you use it with positive visualisation, you can stop any weirdy behaviour in its tracks, simply by distracting your brain from its thought loops and making it focus on movements. Paul McKenna teaches it as a technique to distract yourself from fears and addictions.
Here’s a link from one of his sites which explains how to do it: mckenna.com/default.aspx?pid=45
(This is about losing weight, but that doesn’t matter.)
I have a theory that phobias are ‘good’. They say that nothing gets rid of hypochondria faster than being ill; irrational fears about things over which we have no control are a way of projecting genuine fear about the unknown and uncontrollable onto an everyday situation, which ultimately helps us deal with real demons.
Or they may just be there because we have no fear of predators, and that sort of thing any more, yet we haven’t evolved away that extreme rush of fight or flight hormones that a sabre-toothed tiger excites in us, so we ‘waste’ them on irrational situations, instead, because we don’t really need them any more (well, you scooter drivers in Taipei do, but most humans don’t …). Like our autonomous nervous system’s prehensile tail, almost?
Phobias fascinate me.