Math Survival Guide: Do You Hate Math? 03
"There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? 
Soon, the student is encouraged to reach into the cage and pet the math book. Once the student is feeling comfortable, the math book is taken out of the cage and placed on the floor in the middle of the room. Again, the student sees that the book will not attack her. The student is now able to approach the math book and touch it.
Next, the student is seated on the couch and the math book is placed on the student’s lap – still closed, of course! After a period of time, the student is able to touch and actually open the math book.
The final stage of the therapy is when the student is able to lie on the floor, wearing nothing but a bathing suit and be covered with several open math books – pages touching the skin. I think this was one of the “gross out” challenges on “Fear Factor.” (Sigh… I miss that show.)
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