PHOBIAS & FEARS
Take back control of your life by cutting out phobias that hold you back or interfere with the activities of daily life.
Many people that don’t have phobias dismiss them as something trivial, but usually they are more than a silly fear. Phobias can be attached to any scenario, person (like a dentist) or an object (spider), and the sufferer experiences a strong emotional reaction each time they encounter the phobic trigger. In extreme cases, even thinking about the source of their phobia would make the person truly feel panicky. Some phobias are so obscure that they don’t affect life too much, but even so, they still may create avoidance behaviour – for instance not wanting to get in to a MRI machine.
Whilst frightening, the phobic reaction was designed to keep us safe from what is deemed a threat.
Phobias are mostly split into two main categories. These are typically simple and complex phobias. In the case of simple phobias, the fear is primarily directed at a singular object or scenario like flying, spiders, birds and many more.
Complex phobias are where there is a complex collection of deep-seated emotions leading to a person being overwhelmed by their phobia, examples of complex phobias are claustrophobia and social phobia.
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Phobias take their root in the subconscious, which is why Hypnosis is such a helpful treatment. Hypnosis enables the therapist to identify and alter the root of the issue at the subconscious level.
Hypnotherapy is a long term solution and lots of people that have hypnotherapy to cure a phobia will find they are often free of their fear in the first session. Follow up sessions are then to tweak and "cement in" the progress.
If you have found you are being afflicted negatively by a phobia, it may be time for you to consider Clinical Hypnotherapy.
We can design a program specifically for you to facilitate positive results.
Initial Hypnotherapy consultation, 2 hours, fee $225
Further sessions, 90 minutes, fee $175
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Achluophobia- Fear of darkness.
Acousticophobia- Fear of noise.
Acrophobia- Fear of heights.
Agliophobia- Fear of pain.
Agoraphobia- Fear of open spaces, leaving home or of being in crowded, public places like markets.
Agyrophobia- Fear of streets or crossing the street.
Ailurophobia- Fear of cats.
Alektorophobia- Fear of chickens.
Algophobia- Fear of pain.
Altophobia- Fear of heights.
Anglophobia- Fear of England or English culture, etc.
Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia- Fear of spiders.
Arithmophobia- Fear of numbers.
Arsonphobia- Fear of fire.
Astraphobia or Astrapophobia- Fear of thunder and lightning.
Astrophobia- Fear of stars or celestial space.
Ataxophobia- Fear of disorder or untidiness.
Aurophobia- Fear of gold.
Autophobia- Fear of being alone or of oneself.
Aviophobia or Aviatophobia- Fear of flying.
Bacteriophobia- Fear of bacteria.
Bathmophobia- Fear of stairs or steep slopes.
Bogyphobia- Fear of bogeys or the bogeyman.
Botanophobia- Fear of plants.
Cancerophobia or Carcinophobia- Fear of cancer.
Catoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors.
Claustrophobia- Fear of confined spaces.
Cleptophobia- Fear of stealing.
Climacophobia- Fear of stairs or of falling downstairs.
Consecotaleophobia- Fear of chopsticks.
Coulrophobia- Fear of clowns.
Cyberphobia- Fear of computers or working on a computer.
Cyclophobia- Fear of bicycles.
Cynophobia- Fear of dogs or rabies.
Decidophobia- Fear of making decisions.
Dementophobia- Fear of insanity.
Dentophobia- Fear of dentists.
Didaskaleinophobia- Fear of going to school.
Disposophobia- Fear of throwing stuff out. Hoarding.
Dromophobia- Fear of crossing streets.
Dutchphobia- Fear of the Dutch.
Eisoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors or seeing oneself in mirror.
Enochlophobia- Fear of crowds.
Entomophobia- Fear of insects.
Equinophobia- Fear of horses.
Felinophobia- Fear of cats.
Francophobia- Fear of France or French culture.
Frigophobia- Fear of cold or cold things
Gamophobia- Fear of marriage.
Geliophobia- Fear of laughter.
Gelotophobia- Fear of being laughed at.
Geniophobia- Fear of chins.
Genophobia- Fear of sex.
Genuphobia- Fear of knees.
Gephyrophobia or Gephydrophobia - Fear of crossing bridges.
Germanophobia- Fear of Germany or German culture.
Gerascophobia- Fear of growing old.
Gerontophobia- Fear of old people.
Glossophobia- Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.
Gnosiophobia- Fear of knowledge.
Graphophobia- Fear of writing or handwriting.
Gymnophobia- Fear of nudity.
Gynephobia or Gynophobia- Fear of women.
Hemophobia or Hemaphobia or Hematophobia- Fear of blood.
Herpetophobia- Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things.
Hippophobia- Fear of horses.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia- Fear of long words.
Hypnophobia- Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized.
Hypsiphobia- Fear of height.
Ichthyophobia- Fear of fish.
Insectophobia - Fear of insects.
Lachanophobia- Fear of vegetables.
Melissophobia- Fear of bees.
Misophobia or Mysophobia- Fear of being tainted with dirt or germs.
Motorphobia- Fear of automobiles.
Mottephobia- Fear of moths.
Musophobia or Muriphobia- Fear of mice.
Myrmecophobia- Fear of ants.
Necrophobia- Fear of death or dead things.
Noctiphobia- Fear of the night.
Nosocomephobia- Fear of hospitals.
Novercaphobia- Fear of your step-mother.
Nucleomituphobia- Fear of nuclear weapons.
Ophidiophobia- Fear of snakes. (Snakephobia)
Ornithophobia- Fear of birds.
Papyrophobia- Fear of paper.
Paraskavedekatriaphobia- Fear of Friday the 13th.
Parturiphobia- Fear of childbirth.
Pediophobia- Fear of dolls.
Pedophobia- Fear of children.
Phasmophobia- Fear of ghosts.
Phobophobia- Fear of phobias.
Photophobia- Fear of light.
Plutophobia- Fear of wealth.
Pogonophobia- Fear of beards.
Politicophobia- Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians.
Pteromerhanophobia- Fear of flying.
Pupaphobia - Fear of puppets.
Sciophobia Sciaphobia- Fear of shadows.
Scoleciphobia- Fear of worms.
Selachophobia- Fear of sharks.
Siderodromophobia- Fear of trains, railroads or train travel.
Suriphobia- Fear of mice.
Tachophobia- Fear of speed.
Triskaidekaphobia- Fear of the number 13.
Tropophobia- Fear of moving or making changes.
Trypanophobia- Fear of injections.
Vaccinophobia- Fear of vaccination.
Wiccaphobia: Fear of witches and witchcraft.
Xenoglossophobia- Fear of foreign languages.
Xenophobia- Fear of strangers or foreigners.
Xyrophobia-Fear of razors.
Zoophobia- Fear of animals.