In response to a question on her blog, she sez:
“I’ve noticed that there are generally two approaches to fear (whether in climbing or any sport)–some people need to get all psyched up and just ‘GO FOR IT (dude)!’. This gets them out the door, and is one way to overcome nerves. For others, just going for it is the opposite of their approach….they prefer to take things bit by bit and work up to the thing that has been intimidating them.
I have tried both. My personal experience, and also my observation of watching others doing it, is that the first approach is generally counterproductive for best performance.”
Read the whole thing here for some practical advice on how to practice falling.