Analytical and Cognitive Hypno-Psychotherapist
Solutions for Modern Living
There are literally hundreds of phobias. The word phobia is derived from the Greek "Phobos" meaning Fear and is defined as being a persistent, abnormal and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous.
common phobias are:
Achluophobia - Fear of darkness
- Fear of open spaces
Some less common phobias include:
Fear of pain
Fear of men
Fear of failure
Fear of thunder and lightening (storms)
Fear of being touched
Fear of clowns
Fear of having to make decisions
Fear of sex
Fear of the sun
Fear of blood
Fear of insects
Fear of vegetables
Fear of small things
Fear of smells
Fear of birds
Fear of everything
What they all
have in common is FEAR.
phobias are irrational. Some may seem more irrational than others eg fear of
balloons, fear of baked beans and other food phobias seem very irrational
whereas some may say having a fear of wasps is rational.
are only born with two fears:
a fear of sudden loud noises
a fear of falling.
All other fears are learned. They are learned from past experiences in our lives, and our life experiences. Phobias are treated using the "Fast Phobia Cure" which takes only one session. Most clients are quite surprised when, at the end of a single session, they discover that they no longer have their phobia, but are very pleased.
Copyright © 2010 Gaynor Mitchell, Analytical & Cognitive Hypno-Psychotherapist, Witney, Oxfordshire, UK