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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.

 

   

    
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Flying
Forgiveness
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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

 

 
pain
pain
paper
parasites
parents-in-law
pellagra
penis
penis
penis
people
perversion
philosophy
phobias
pins and needles
pins
places
plants
poetry
pointed objects
poison
poison
poliomyelitis
politicians
Pope
poverty
precipices
pregnancy
priests
progress
property
prostitutes

public speaking
public writing
punished

punishment
punishment
Puppets
purple
Agliophobia or Algophobia - Fear of
Odynophobia or Odynephobia - Fear of
Papyrophobia - Fear of
Parasitophobia - Fear of
Soceraphobia - Fear of
Pellagrophobia - Fear of
Phallophobia - Fear of a (especially erect)
Ithyphallophobia - Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect
Medorthophobia - Fear of an erect
Anthropophobia - Fear of (or society)
Paraphobia - Fear of sexual
Philosophobia - Fear of
Phobophobia - Fear of
Belonephobia or - Fear of
Enetophobia - Fear of
Topophobia - Fear of certain (or situations, such as the stage)
Batonophobia - Fear of
Metrophobia - Fear of
Aichmophobia - Fear of
Iophobia - Fear of
Toxiphobia or Toxophobia or Toxicophobia - Fear of (or of being accidentally poisoned)
Poliosophobia - Fear of contracting
Politicophobia - Fear or abnormal dislike of
Papaphobia - Fear of the
Peniaphobia - Fear of
Cremnophobia - Fear of
Tocophobia - Fear of (or childbirth)
Hierophobia - Fear of (or sacred things)
Prosophobia - Fear of
Orthophobia - Fear of
Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia - Fear of (or of venereal disease)
Glossophobia - Fear of
Scriptophobia - Fear of
Rhabdophobia - Fear of being severely or beaten by a rod, or of being severely criticised. Also fear of magic wand
Poinephobia - Fear of
Mastigophobia - Fear of
Pupaphobia - Fear of
Porphyrophobia - Fear of the colour

Pagophobia
Panthophobia
Panophobia
Papaphobia
Papyrophobia
Paralipophobia
Paraphobia
Parasitophobia
Paraskavedekatriaphobia
Parthenophobia
Pathophobia
Patroiophobia
Parturiphobia
Peccatophobia
Pediculophobia
Pediophobia
Pedophobia
Peladophobia
Pellagrophobia
Peniaphobia
Pentheraphobia
Phagophobia
Phalacrophobia
Phallophobia
Pharmacophobia
Phasmophobia
Phengophobia
Philemaphobia
Philophobia
Philosophobia
Phobophobia
Photoaugliaphobia
Photophobia
Phonophobia
Phronemophobia
Phthiriophobia
Phthisiophobia
Placophobia
Plutophobia
Pluviophobia
Pneumatiphobia
Pnigophobia
Pocrescophobia
Pogonophobia
Poliosophobia
Politicophobia
Polyphobia
Poinephobia
Ponophobia
Porphyrophobia
Potamophobia
Potophobia
Pharmacophobia
Proctophobia
Prosophobia
Psellismophobia
Psychophobia
Psychrophobia

Pteromerhanophobia
Pteronophobia
Pupaphobia
Pyrexiophobia
Pyrophobia
 
Fear of ice or frost.
Fear of suffering and disease.
or Pantophobia - Fear of everything.
Fear of the Pope.
Fear of paper.
Fear of neglecting duty or responsibility.
Fear of sexual perversion.
Fear of parasites.
Fear of Friday the 13th.
Fear of virgins or young girls.
Fear of disease.
Fear of heredity.
Fear of childbirth.
Fear of sinning. (imaginary crime)
Fear of lice.
Fear of dolls.
Fear of children.
Fear of bald people.
Fear of pellagra.
Fear of poverty.
Fear of mother-in-law. (Novercaphobia)
Fear of swallowing, or of eating, or of being eaten.
Fear of becoming bald.
Fear of a penis, especially erect.
Fear of taking medicine.
Fear of ghosts.
Fear of daylight or sunshine.
or Philematophobia - Fear of kissing.
Fear of falling in love or being in love.
Fear of philosophy.
Fear of phobias.
Fear of glaring lights.
Fear of light.
Fear of noises, or voices, or one's own voice, or of telephones.
Fear of thinking.
Fear of lice. (Pediculophobia)
Fear of tuberculosis.
Fear of tombstones.
Fear of wealth.
Fear of rain or of being rained on.
Fear of spirits.
or Pnigerophobia - Fear of choking of being smothered.
Fear of gaining weight. (Obesophobia)
Fear of beards.
Fear of contracting poliomyelitis.
Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians.
Fear of many things.
Fear of punishment.
Fear of overworking or of pain.
Fear of the colour purple.
Fear of rivers or running water.
Fear of alcohol.
Fear of drugs.
Fear of rectum.
Fear of progress.
Fear of stuttering.
Fear of mind.
Fear of cold.
Fear of flying.
Fear of being tickled by feathers.
Fear of puppets
Fear of Fever.
Fear of fire.

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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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