Everyone is frightened from time to time – that’s a natural reaction to the hazards we have to deal with. But often fear can be inappropriate and that can stop us doing the things we might otherwise enjoy – we can’t enjoy a holiday in a far-off resort when we are afraid of flying and aichmophobia can ruin embroidery as a hobby since it is a dreadful fear of needles as well as other sharp objects. Phobias have some complex-sounding names but it’s not what they are called that’s important: it’s how they can blight your life when – in fact – they can be dealt with quickly and effectively.
Modern techniques based on neuro-linguistic programming mean many of these conditions can be eradicated very quickly. With hypnotherapy the fast phobia technique can literally remove a phobia during a single session. That may require a little preparation beforehand and some support afterwards. But many sufferers have their fear of flying treated effectively during the week before they go on holiday!
While it’s best not to leave it until the last minute, this does show just how effective NLP can be when used during hypnotherapy. If you hate it today you really could be enjoying it this time next week!
What phobias might Chris Pearson treat?
These are some of the words used to describe phobias – they are more common than you might think!
And this is what those medical terms mean
Ablutophobia fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning.
Acrophobia, Altophobia fear of heights.
Agoraphobia Fear of places or events where escape is impossible or when help is unavailable.
Agraphobia fear of sexual abuse.
Aichmophobia fear of sharp or pointed objects (as a needle, knife or a pointing finger).
Algophobia fear of pain.
Agyrophobia fear of crossing roads.
Androphobia fear of men.
Anthropophobia fear of people or being in a company, a form of social phobia.
Anthophobia fear of flowers.
Aquaphobia, Hydrophobia fear of water.
Astraphobia, Astrapophobia, Brontophobia, Keraunophobia fear of thunder, lightning and storms; especially common in young children.
Aviophobia, Aviatophobia fear of flying.
Bacillophobia, Bacteriophobia, Microbiophobia fear of microbes and bacteria.
Catoptrophobia fear of mirrors or of one’s own reflection.
Chorophobia fear of dancing.
Cibophobia, Sitophobia aversion to food, synonymous to Anorexia nervosa.
Claustrophobia fear of confined spaces.
Coulrophobia fear of clowns (not restricted to evil clowns).
Cynophobia fear of dogs.
Decidophobia fear of making decisions.
Dental phobia, Dentophobia, Odontophobia fear of dentists and dental procedures
Emetophobia fear of vomiting.
Ergasiophobia, Ergophobia fear of work or functioning, or a surgeon’s fear of operating.
Ergophobia fear of work or functioning.
Erotophobia fear of sexual love or sexual questions.
Erythrophobia pathological blushing.
Gelotophobia fear of being laughed at.
Gephyrophobia fear of bridges.
Genophobia, Coitophobia fear of sexual intercourse.
Gerascophobia fear of growing old or ageing.
Gerontophobia fear of growing old, or a hatred or fear of the elderly.
Glossophobia fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.
Gymnophobia fear of nudity.
Gynophobia fear of women.
Haptephobia fear of being touched.
Heliophobia fear of sunlight.
Hemophobia, Haemophobia fear of blood.
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia fear of the number 666.
Hoplophobia fear of weapons.
Ligyrophobia fear of loud noises.
Lipophobia fear/avoidance of fats in food.
Megalophobia fear of large/oversized objects.
Mysophobia fear of germs, contamination or dirt.
Necrophobia fear of death, the dead.
Neophobia, Cainophobia, Cainotophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, Kainolophobia, Kainophobia fear of newness, novelty.
Nomophobia fear of being out of mobile phone contact.
Nosophobia fear of contracting a disease.
Nyctophobia, Achluophobia, Lygophobia, Scotophobia fear of darkness.
Ornithophobia fear of birds.
Osmophobia, Olfactophobia fear of smells.
Paraskavedekatriaphobia, Paraskevidekatriaphobia, Friggatriskaidekaphobia fear of Friday the 13th.
Panphobia fear of everything or constantly afraid without knowing what is causing it.
Phasmophobia fear of ghosts, spectres or phantasms.
Phagophobia fear of swallowing.
Phobophobia fear of having a phobia.
Phonophobia fear of loud sounds.
Pyrophobia fear of fire.
Radiophobia fear of radioactivity or X-rays.
Sociophobia fear of people or social situations
Scopophobia fear of being looked at or stared at.
Somniphobia fear of sleep.
Spectrophobia fear of mirrors and one’s own reflections.
Taphophobia fear of the grave, or fear of being placed in a grave while still alive.
Technophobia fear of technology.
Telephone phobia fear or reluctance of making or taking phone calls.
Tetraphobia fear of the number four.
Tokophobia fear of childbirth.
Tomophobia fear or anxiety of surgeries/surgical operations.
Traumatophobia a synonym for injury phobia: a fear of having an injury.
Triskaidekaphobia, Terdekaphobia fear of the number 13.
Trypanophobia, Belonephobia, Enetophobia fear of needles or injections.
Workplace phobia fear of the work place.
Xenophobia fear of strangers, foreigners, or aliens.