The Loop is a stop-motion animation short exploring human relationships with anxiety. In this animation, the viewer watches the main character and her response to an abstract feared element. Through the use of a metaphorical structure, the character mechanically and externally processes reactions which typically happen in one’s thinking patterns. Over the course of the story one watches as the character becomes more and more entangled in a cycle of fear and avoidance which seems only to feed on itself. When, however, she is introduced to the concepts of exposure and habituation, the viewer witnesses how this thinking pattern shifts. The metaphorical elements have the same relationships to each other, yet the cycle of fear is broken.