A phobia is a strong, irrational and out of proportion fear-reaction to something that poses little or no actual danger but just the thought of it and the resulting surge of adrenaline causes your physical body to react in what is known as the 'Fight or Flight Syndrome'. This reaction is old evolutionary stuff that is well embedded in our genes from over 900 million years of evolution ever since we crawled out of the primordial ooze and developed over the millennia as a necessary part of the survival of the species. The reaction may have been useful to our ancestor caveman but is usually not a lot of use to us now, however we now have the brain power in the frontal lobes of our neo-cortex which develops very good imaginations - imaginations which the old primitive parts of our brain interprets as being life-threatening and so kicks off the 'fight or flight' reaction.
If you have a phobia then you will try to avoid what you are afraid of. If you cannot avoid it then exposure to it will probably provoke a feeling of extreme anxiety or a panic attack, even thinking about it, as explained above, can cause the same reaction. This type of avoidance can interfere with work and social functioning. You may feel weak or cowardly and lose self-esteem when avoiding the object of the phobia.
Anxieties and feelings of not being able to 'deal with the situation' is a disempowering experience and the combination of teaching/discussion and hypnotherapy that I work with is very successful in helping to overcome this. Although the catalogue of your difficulties and anxiety symptoms may sometimes seem quite varied we don't have to treat them as separate issues. You are a whole person and I treat you as such, these things will all be inter-related in some way.
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- Fear of
Trichopathophobia or Trichophobia or Hypertrichophobia
Samhainophobia: Fear of
Graphophobia - Fear of writing or
Euphobia - Fear of
Cardiophobia - Fear of the
Thermophobia - Fear of
Ouranophobia or Uranophobia - Fear of
Hypsiphobia - Fear of
Acrophobia or Altophobia - Fear of
Batophobia - Fear of (or of being close to high buildings.)
Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia or Hadephobia - Fear of
Patroiophobia - Fear of
Aeroacrophobia - Fear of open
Hagiophobia - Fear of
Eicophobia or Ecophobia or Oikophobia - Fear of
Nostophobia - Fear of returning
Homophobia - Fear of becoming (or of sameness, monotony, or of homosexuality.)
Equinophobia or Hippophobia - Fear of
Nosocomephobia - Fear of
Domatophobia or Oikophobia - Fear of (or of being in a house.)
Lilapsophobia - Fear of
Hypnophobia - Fear of sleep or of being
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Fear of hell.
Fear of saints or holy things.
Fear of sinning.
or Haptephobia - Fear of being touched.
Fear of being robbed.
Fear of feeling pleasure.
Fear of the sun.
Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.
Fear of being infested with worms.
or Hemaphobia or Hematophobia - Fear of blood.
or Hereiophobia - Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation.
Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things.
Fear of the opposite sex. (Sexophobia)
Fear of priests or sacred things.
Fear of horses.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia - Fear of long words.
Fear of drop-outs or beggars.
Fear of road travel.
Fear of shock.
Fear of fog.
Fear of sermons.
Fear of men.
Fear of sameness, monotony, or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.
Fear of firearms.
Fear of mercurial medicines.
Fear of water or of rabies.
Fear of rabies.
or Hyalophobia - Fear of glass.
Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture.
Fear of materialism, or the fear of epilepsy
Fear of forests.
or Hypegiaphobia - Fear of responsibility.
Fear of sleep or of being hypnotised.
Fear of height.
© Neil Robinson 2013
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