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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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.

 

   

    
Alcohol
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Anxiety
Been dumped?
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Blushing
Child Abuse
Comfort eating
Commitment
Confidence
Cosmetic Surgery
Counselling
Divorce
Depression
Driving Test
Empty Nest Syndrome
Erectile Dysfunction
Exam nerves
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Fear
Fertility
Flying
Forgiveness
Getting Married
Giving birth
Guilt from the past
Insomnia
Interviews
Laser Surgery
Morning Sickness
Nail-biting
Overweight
Panic Attacks
Phobia examples:
  
Bells
  
Birds
  
Commitment
  
Darkness
   ● Flying
  
Needles
PostTraumaticStress
Pregnant
Presentations
Public Speaking
Redundant
Relationship issues
Regret about the past
Self Confidence
Self Esteem
Sex Performance
Social Anxiety
Student exam nerves
Student Performance
Smoking
Stress
Taking control of life
Unattractive
Weight Loss

 

 
machines
mad
magic wand
making changes
making decisions
many things
marriage
meat
memories
men
menstruation
mercurial
metal
meteors
mice
mice
microbes
mind
mirrors
mobs
moisture
money
monotony
monsters
moon
mother-in-law
moths
movement
moving
mushrooms
music
myths
Mechanophobia - Fear of
Lyssophobia - Fear of becoming (or of rabies.)
Rhabdophobia - Fear of (see punished)
Tropophobia - Fear of
Decidophobia - Fear of
Polyphobia - Fear of
Gamophobia - Fear of
Carnophobia - Fear of
Mnemophobia - Fear of
Androphobia or Arrhenphobia or Hominophobia - Fear of
Menophobia - Fear of
Hydrargyophobia - Fear of mercury based medicines
Metallophobia - Fear of
Meteorophobia - Fear of
Musophobia or Murophobia - Fear of
Suriphobia - Fear of
Microbiophobia or Bacillophobia - Fear of
Psychophobia - Fear of
Eisoptrophobia or Catoptrophobia - Fear of (or of seeing oneself in a mirror.)
Ochlophobia - Fear of
Hygrophobia - Fear of
Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia - Fear of
Homophobia - Fear of things being the same (or monotonous)
Teratophobia - Fear of
Selenophobia - Fear of the
Pentheraphobia or Novercaphobia - Fear of
Mottephobia - Fear of
Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia - Fear of movement or motion
Tropophobia - Fear of (or making changes.)
Mycophobia - Fear of (or aversion to )
Melophobia - Fear or hatred of
Mythophobia - Fear of (or stories or false statements.)

Macrophobia
Mageirocophobia
Maieusiophobia
Malaxophobia
Maniaphobia
Mastigophobia
Mechanophobia
Medomalacuphobia
Medorthophobia
Megalophobia
Melissophobia
Melanophobia
Melophobia
Meningitophobia
Menophobia
Merinthophobia
Metallophobia
Metathesiophobia
Meteorophobia
Methyphobia
Metrophobia
Microbiophobia
Microphobia
Misophobia
Mnemophobia
Molysmophobia
Monophobia
Monopathophobia
Motorphobia
Mottephobia
Musophobia
Mycophobia
Mycrophobia
Myctophobia
Myrmecophobia
Mysophobia
Mythophobia
Myxophobia
 
Fear of long waits.
Fear of cooking.
Fear of childbirth.
Fear of love play. (Sarmassophobia)
Fear of insanity.
Fear of punishment.
Fear of machines.
Fear of losing an erection.
Fear of an erect penis.
Fear of large things.
Fear of bees.
Fear of the colour black.
Fear or hatred of music.
Fear of brain disease.
Fear of menstruation.
Fear of being bound or tied up.
Fear of metal.
Fear of changes.
Fear of meteors.
Fear of alcohol.
Fear or hatred of poetry.
Fear of microbes. (Bacillophobia)
Fear of small things.
Fear of being contaminated with dirt of germs.
Fear of memories.
or Molysomophobia - Fear of dirt or contamination.
Fear of solitude or being alone.
Fear of definite disease.
Fear of cars.
Fear of moths.
or Murophobia - Fear of mice.
Fear of, or aversion to, mushrooms.
Fear of small things.
Fear of darkness.
Fear of ants.
Fear of germs or contamination or dirt.
Fear of myths or stories or false statements.
Fear of slime. (Blennophobia)

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Neil Robinson 2013

    
Alcohol │ Addictions │ Anxiety │ Been dumped? │ Bad habits │ Bereavement │ Blushing │ Child Abuse │ Comfort eating │ Commitment │ Confidence │ Cosmetic Surgery
Counselling
 │ Divorce │ Depression │ Driving Test │ Empty Nest Syndrome │ Erectile Dysfunction │ Exam nerves │ Excessive drinking │ Fear │ Fertility  │ Flying
Forgiveness
 │ Getting Married │ Giving birth  │ Guilt from the past │ Insomnia │ Interviews │ Laser Surgery │ Morning Sickness  │ Nail-biting │ Overweight
Panic Attacks
 │ Phobia examples:   Bells   Birds   Commitment   Darkness   ● Flying   Needles │ Post-Traumatic-Stress │ Pregnant

Presentations
 │ Public Speaking │ Redundant │ Relationship issues │ Regret about the past │ Self Confidence │ Self Esteem
Sex Performance
 │ Social Anxiety │ Student exam nerves │ Student Performance │ Smoking
Stress
 │ Taking control of life │ Unattractive │ Weight Loss
 

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