What is a Social Phobia? A social phobia is a form of anxiety where an individual suffers from nervousness, unease, physical symptoms of distress and fear when present in social and professional group settings and environments. The condition usually presents itself for the first time during the teenage to young adulthood. It will generally continue […]
What is Erythrophobia? Erythrophobia is the fear of blushing. A person who has this phobia will avoid speaking in front of other people, socialising, or even going out because they fear a moment of embarrassment that leads to blushing. Most of the time, individuals with erythrophobia are concerned about how people will subsequently judge them.
What is Claustrophobia? Claustrophobia is an irrational fear of enclosed places. This condition is one of the ten most common anxiety disorders that affect people from all walks of life. The fear is not of the tight space itself but of having no ability to escape from the confining area. This fear may seem a
What is Cleithrophobia? Cleithrophobia, also known as cleisiophobia or clithrophobia, is the fear of getting locked or trapped inside an enclosed space. The word is derived from the Greek word cleithro, meaning to close or shut; and the English word phobia or fear. At times, cleithrophobia is confused with claustrophobia, however, the former is triggered
Suffering from public speaking fears and concerned it’s ruining your career chances? Public speaking anxiety (Glossophobia) is the most common anxiety and phobia that people possess – statistics suggest that nearly 3 in 4 people suffer from this condition. Some research does seem to show that people who suffer from this type of phobia or
The program consists of three sessions. It is often the case benefits are seen after the first session. I use guided imagery, direct suggestion, CBT and ego state therapy as components in the hypnotic treatment. Teeth grinding (bruxism) causes severe levels of pain that often radiates across, the jaw, face and neck. It is also
Studies There is a surprisingly number of studies that suggests hypnosis may be an effective form of treatment for aviophobia or fear of flying for some individuals. In the article Hypnotherapy for Flight Phobia by Peter A Bakal M.D., twenty-one aviophobia sufferers were studied using hypnosis as a form of treatment. In another case study:
What is a Nail Biting Habit (Onychophagia)? Nail biting is one of the more common stress relieving vices. It is considered an “impulse control disorder” in the DSM-IV-R. The habit of biting nails can lead to several problems. Commonly it leads to broken skin on the nail cuticle which often causes viral and microbial infections.
What is Emetophobia? Emetophobia is the fear of getting sick or of vomiting. It is a common type of phobia and can begin at any age, but most sufferers state that the condition arose from a set of childhood experiences relating to being sick. Most sufferers actually rarely vomit. As a matter of fact, most
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS for short affects between 14 and 25% of the general population (Jones and Lydeard, 1992). The major symptoms of the the condition are abdominal pain, altered and frequent bowel movements – all of which impair quality of life most often to a high degree. Interestingly