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Fears and phobias

Many of us have fears about particular objects or situations, and this is perfectly normal and treatable. According to the Penguin Dictionary of Psychology, fears are only classified as phobias if they are:

"Irrational, persistent and intense and there is a compelling need to flea or avoid the phobic object or situation."

Whether you have a fear or a phobia, help is here to make life easier. If you can relate to any of the following phobia symptoms, or you just need to work through fear that is holding you back, please read more below about how I can help.

  • I experience intense and disabling fear, anxiety or panic about a certain situation, creature, thing, or place
  • I spend a lot of time trying to avoid it
  • I obsess (worry constantly) that I will encounter it
  • It has a big impact on how I live my life on a daily basis
  • It affects my ability to function normally
  • I recognise that my fear is out of proportion to the danger
  • I avoid certain situations and places
  • To avoid it I change my daily routine
  • Avoiding it causes significant distress
  • It has stopped me seeking support for other issues, e.g. it stops me seeing the Dr or using the phone
  • I’ve experienced at least one of the above symptoms for at least six months
  • I suffer from low mood or depression
  • I have panic attacks
  • I have severe anxiety
Conquer your fears and phobias with Hypnotherapy and other psychological techniques
Feel calm and in control again with Hypnotherapy and other psychological techniques

Stop letting fears and phobias hold you back

I have worked with various fears and phobias over the years from Dentophobia to Sitiophobiato (phobia of food). I offer unique, finely tuned, tried and tested techniques, including the following:

  • Hypnotherapy/ hypnosis
  • Solution Focused Coaching
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
  • Hypnoanalysis/ Regression Therapy
  • Mindfulness techniques

Whether you’ve been suffering from fears and/ or phobias for a long time or you’ve only just recently experienced them please seek help. They are treatable and you can improve with the right support.

With my skills and experience I can help you...

  • Identify the root cause of your phobia (where appropriate)
  • Break the association between stimulus (situation, creature, thing, or place) and response, so that you can feel calm and in control
  • Manage your fear, anxiety or panic
  • Positively change the way you live your life on a daily basis
  • Function normally again
  • Face your fear or phobia when you are ready
  • Rationalise your fear
  • Prevent your fear or phobia from affecting your daily routine
  • Create healthy positive thinking patterns
  • Learn how to help yourself
  • Lift depression
  • Deal with anxiety and worry
  • Tap into your inner resources and strengths
  • Achieve other life goals more easily
  • Release your full potential
  • Start living the life you want
Manage your fear, anxiety or panic with Hypnotherapy and other psychological techniques

How would life be different for you?

Apart from the list above your life may change positively in other ways. A very important first step to overcoming fears and phobias is trying to pinpoint what these are. Take some time now to think about how your life would be different...

How would you know you were free from your fears and phobias?

What would be different?

What would people notice about you?

What would you be doing differently?

Personalised assessment

As I've already said each fear or phobia can be very different for each person. Due to this as part of the free initial consultation, I may ask you to complete an assessment via email, before we even work together. This assessment will be tailored to your specific fear or phobia, where relevant.

Through this process I can establish whether your fear or phobia is something I can work with. Filling out assessments also saves a lot of time in sessions, thus saving you money. It can also increase your self awareness and insight into your issue, which can really help you to move forward.

I feel one of the most important things as a therapist is to understand what is going on for you and what keeps you held back by your fear or phobia. This way I can then work out how to work with you most effectively for positive change.

Tailored sessions

Each fear or phobia is very different and all sessions are tailored, as precisely as possible, to the individual. This is to ensure that you get the most out of sessions.

Together we can work out the best approach for you, e.g. Hypnotherapy, CBT, NLP, Coaching or a combination, depending on your needs or preferences. I use all the information you provide to tailor each session more precisely; the more personalised sessions are (especially in hypnotherapy) the more effective they will be

Working on the conscious and subconscious for permanent positive change

I can use hypnotherapy and at least one other psychological therapy to activate change at both the conscious and subconscious levels of your mind, in a completely safe way:

Hypnotherapy + other psychological/ physical therapy > synchronise your conscious and subconscious for permanent and positive changes

All of my techniques are completely safe and have been shown to be truly effective in improving the quality of people’s personal and professional lives through an exciting journey of self discovery and empowerment.

Fears and phobias I've worked with

As I've already said I've worked with various fears and phobias. This includes social anxiety disorder (SAD) also called social phobia, fear of paralysis, death, dentists, failure, flying, dogs, wasps, rejection, food and dentist/ injections.

For more information about how I've helped people please click on the following button and read the relevant testimonials. They can be found under 'anxiety', 'fears and phobias' and 'social anxiety'.

What is the difference between a fear and a phobia?

Fear is an unpleasant emotion brought on by negative anticipation. Almost everyone has a fear of something. This can range from fear of spiders or heights, or something more common such as a fear of failure (e.g. in driving tests/ exams), not being good enough, or fear of dying. Another common fear is of public speaking, which approximately 90% of the population suffer from.

Here are some criteria that define phobias:

  • Anxiety is so severe that it interferes with the quality of your life and ability to function
  • The fear is out of proportion to the danger
  • It lasts for more than six months

Did you know?

Both fears and phobias are NOT a sign of weakness and are more common than you probably think.

Anyone can suffer from fears or phobias at any time in their life and this can be formed around literally anything, which explains why there are so many known fears and phobias. This can be seen by the very long list of fears and phobias below.

How does a phobia develop?

A phobia develops as the result of a learned response to a negative experience. For example, if as a child I had been bitten by a dog I would probably have been very frightened and upset.

Following that experience my subconscious would repress or hide my emotions and develop a phobia to ensure I didn’t get bitten by a dog ever again. The subconscious will take just one experience like this and generalise behaviours of being terrified of something for years and in extreme cases for a lifetime, if there is no therapeutic intervention.

This reflects just how quickly the brain learns a new behaviour and why hypnotherapy can embed a different and more useful behaviour (not to be scared) just as quickly by breaking the association between the stimulus and the response.

Overcome fears and phobias through powerful hypnotherapy

Trying to consciously learn a new behaviour and break the association between stimulus and response is often totally ineffective. This is because the subconscious holds the root cause of phobias, as this is where they are first developed.

So although most people know what has caused their phobia they will still struggle to control and rationalise this at a conscious level and will therefore still experience the phobia. Hypnotherapy taps into the subconscious mind and as such it can be extremely effective at treating phobias, especially as it can get to the root cause of the issue.

 



The following is a comprehensive list of phobias, in alphabetical order:

 



A


Abuse: sexual - Contreltophobia


Accidents - Dystychiphobia

Air
- Anemophobia

Air
swallowing - Aerophobia


Airborne noxious substances - Aerophobia


Airsickness - Aeronausiphobia


Alcohol - Methyphobia or Potophobia


Alone, being - Autophobia or Monophobia


Alone, being or solitude - Isolophobia


Amnesia - Amnesiphobia


Anger - Cholerophobia


Angina - Anginophobia


Animals - Zoophobia


Animals, skins of or fur - Doraphobia


Animals, wild - Agrizoophobia


Ants - Myrmecophobia


Anything new - Neophobia


Asymmetrical things - Asymmetriphobia


Atomic Explosions - Atomosophobia


Automobile, being in a moving - Ochophobia


Automobiles- Motorphobia

 



B


Bacteria - Bacteriophobia


Bald people - Peladophobia


Bald, becoming - Phalacrophobia


Bathing - Ablutophobia


Beards - Pogonophobia


Beaten by a rod or instrument of punishment, or of being
severely criticized - Rhabdophobia


Beautiful women - Caligynephobia


Beds or going to bed - Clinophobia


Bees - Apiphobia or Melissophobia


Bicycles - Cyclophobia


Birds - Ornithophobia


Black - Melanophobia


Blindness in a visual field - Scotomaphobia


Blood - Hemophobia, Hemaphobia or Hematophobia


Blushing or the colour  red - Erythrophobia, Erytophobia
or Ereuthophobia


Body odors - Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia


Body, things to the left side of the body - Levophobia


Body, things to the right side of the body -
Dextrophobia


Bogeyman or bogies - Bogyphobia


Bolsheviks - Bolshephobia


Books - Bibliophobia


Bound or tied up - Merinthophobia


Bowel movements: painful - Defecaloesiophobia


Brain disease - Meningitophobia


Bridges or of crossing them - Gephyrophobia


Buildings: being close to high buildings - Batophobia


Bullets - Ballistophobia


Bulls - Taurophobia


Bums or beggars - Hobophobia


Burglars, or being harmed by wicked persons -
Scelerophobia


Buried alive, being or cemeteries - Taphephobia or
Taphophobia

 



C


Cancer - Cancerophobia, Carcinophobia

Car
or vehicle, riding in - Amaxophobia


Cats - Aclurophobia, Ailurophobia, Elurophobia,
Felinophobia, Galeophobia, or Gatophobia


Celestial spaces - Astrophobia


Cemeteries - Coimetrophobia


Cemeteries or being buried alive - Taphephobia or
Taphophobia


Ceremonies, religious - Teleophobia


Changes, making; moving - Tropophobia or
Metathesiophobia


Chickens - Alektorophobia


Child, bearing a deformed; deformed people -
Teratophobia


Childbirth - Maleusiophobia, Tocophobia, Parturiphobia,
or Lockiophobia


Children - Pedophobia


Chinese or Chinese culture - Sinophobia


Chins - Geniophobia


Choking or being smothered - Pnigophobia or
Pnigerophobia


Choking - Anginophobia


Cholera - Chorophobia


Church - Ecclesiophobia


Clocks - Chronomentrophobia


Clocks or time - Chronophobia


Clothing - Vestiphobia


Clouds - Nephophobia


Clowns - Coulrophobia


Coitus - Coitophobia


Cold or cold things - Frigophobia


Cold: extreme, ice or frost - Cryophobia


Cold - Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Psychrophobia or
Psychropophobia


colour  purple - Porphyrophobia


colour  red or blushing - Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or
Ereuthophobia


colour  yellow - Xanthophobia


colour  white - Leukophobia


colour s - Chromophobia or Chromatophobia


Comets - Cometophobia


Computers or working on computers - Cyberphobia


Confined spaces - Claustrophobia


Constipation - Coprastasophobia


Contamination, dirt or infection - Molysmophobia or
Molysomophobia


Contamination with dirt or germs - Misophobia or
Mysophobia


Cooking - Mageirocophobia


Corpses - Necrophobia


Cosmic Phenomenon - Kosmikophobia


Creepy, crawly things - Herpetophobia


Criticized severely, or beaten by rod or instrument of
punishment - Rhabdophobia


Criticism - Enissophobia


Crosses or the crucifix - Staurophobia


Crossing streets - Agyrophobia or Dromophobia


Crowded public places like markets - Agoraphobia


Crowds or mobs - Enochlophobia, Demophobia or
Ochlophobia


Crucifix, the or crosses - Staurophobia


Crystals or glass - Crystallohobia

 



D


Dampness, moisture or liquids - Hygrophobia


Dancing - Chorophobia


Dark or night - Nyctophobia


Dark place, being in - Lygophobia


Darkness - Achluophobia or Myctophobia, or Scotophobia


Dawn or daylight - Eosophobia


Daylight or sunshine - Phengophobia


Death or dying - Thanatophobia


Death or dead things - Necrophobia

 



'Fear of
death' Harmony4Life client testimony



"My fear of facing death has significantly reduced
resulting in my concerns about my health being less
which means I feel I am able to start planning for the
future again.  I also feel that my sense of control,
over the thoughts that were disturbing me, has now
doubled."

 


Decaying matter - Seplophobia


Decisions: making decisions - Decidophobia


Defeat - Kakorrhaphiophobia


Deformed people or bearing a deformed child -
Teratophobia


Deformity or unattractive body image - Dysmorphophobia


Demons - Demonophobia or Daemonophobia


Dental surgery - Odontophobia


Dentists - Dentophobia

 



'Fear of
dentists' Harmony4Life client testimony



"I’ve done it- I’ve had an injection.  I had to wait for
a long time in the dentists waiting room and normally I
would have lost my nerve and left but I used all the
techniques you’d taught me and kept really calm.  I feel
this is a major breakthrough for me and I’m beginning to
think really differently about my dental phobia."

 


Dependence on others - Soteriophobia


Depth - Bathophobia


Diabetes - Diabetophobia


Dining or dinner conservations - Delpnophobia


Dirt, contamination or infection - Molysmophobia or
Molysomophobia


Dirt or germs, being contaminated with - Misophobia or
mysophobia


Dirt or filth - Rhypophobia or Rupophobia


Dirty, being dirty or personal filth - Automysophobia


Disease - Nosophobia, Nosemaphobia or Pathophobia


Disease and suffering - Panthophobia


Disease, a definite - Monopathophobia


Disease, brain - Meningitophobia


Disease: kidney - Albuminurophobia


Disease, rectal - Rectophobia


Dizziness or vertigo when looking down - Illyngophobia


Dizziness or whirlpools - Dinophobia


Doctor, going to the - Iatrophobia


Doctrine, challeges to or radical deviation from
official - Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia


Dogs or rabies - Cynophobia


Dolls - Pediophobia


Double vision - Diplophobia


Drafts - Aerophobia or Anemophobia


Dreams, wet - Oneirogmophobia


Dreams - Oneirophobia


Drinking - Dipsophobia


Drugs, new - Neopharmaphobia


Drugs or taking medicine - Pharmacophobia


Dryness- Xerophobia


Dust- Amathophobia or Koniophobia


Duty or responsibility, neglecting - Paralipophobia


Dying or death - Thanatophobia

 



E


Eating or swallowing - Phagophobia


Eating or food - Sitophobia or Sitiophobia


Eating or swallowing or of being eaten - Phagophobia

 



'Fear of
food' Harmony4Life client testimony



"After four hypnotherapy sessions for fear of foodstuffs
my fear has gone from a 10 (on a scale from 0-10, 10
being the highest) to a 3.  I’m getting on much better
with all things food these days. I now eat a much wider
range of foods and am much more likely to try new
foods.  Also I am able to eat out at almost any
restaurant and feel ‘normal’.  I would say I am 99%
satisfied with the results of the treatment - perfection
is rarely attainable!"

 


Eight, the number - Octophobia


Electricity - Electrophobia


Englishness - Anglophobia


Erect penis - Medorthophobia


Erection, losing an - Medomalacuphobia


Everything - Panophobia, Panphobia, Pamphobia, or
Pantophobia


Eyes - Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia


Eyes, opening one's - Optophobia

 



F


Fabrics, certain - Textophobia


Failure - Atychiphobia or Kakorrhaphiophobia

 



'Fear of
failure' Harmony4Life client testimony



"...my confidence suffered because somewhere a long the
way I developed some kind of learned helplessness,
whereby, it felt like there was no point in trying
anything because I'd never succeed or be good at it
(although sometimes I'd try too hard because of fear of
failure) - now I do have perseverance, determination and
faith in my abilities to do what ever I want.  Our life
coaching work gave me the initial inspiration and
motivation to change and I saw how bad things were
(couldn't have got to where I am without it - was the
1st crucial step, that I probably couldn't have made on
my own)."

 


Fainting - Asthenophobia


Fatigue - Kopophobia


Fearful situations: being preferred by a phobic -
Counterphobia


Feathers or being tickled by feathers - Pteronophobia


Fecal matter, feces - Coprophobia or Scatophobia


Female genitals - Kolpophobia


Female genitalia - Eurotophobia


Fever - Febriphobia, Fibriphobia, Fidriophobia or
Pyrexiophobia


Filth or dirt - Rhypophobia


Fire - Arsonphobia or Pyrophobia


Firearms - Hoplophobia


Fish - Ichthyophobia


Flogging or punishment - Mastigophobia


Floods - Antlophobia


Flowers - Anthrophobia or Anthophobia


Flutes - Aulophobia


Flying - Aviophobia or Aviatophobia or
Pteromerhanophobia

Fog
- Homichlophobia or Nebulaphobia


Food or eating - Sitophobia or Sitiophobia


Food - Cibophobia


Foreigners or strangers - Xenophobia


Forests or wooden objects - Xylophobia


Forests - Hylophobia


Forests, dark wooded area, of at night - Nyctohylophobia


Forgetting or being forgotten - Athazagoraphobia


France or French culture - Francophobia, Gallophobia or
Galiphobia


Freedom - Eleutherophobia


Friday the 13th - Paraskavedekatriaphobia


Frogs - Batrachophobia


Frost, ice or extreme cold - Cryophobia


Frost or ice - Pagophobia


Functioning or work: surgeon's fear of operating -
Ergasiophobia

Fur
or skins of animals - Doraphobia

 



G


Gaiety - Cherophobia


Garlic - Alliumphobia


Genitals, particularly female - Kolpophobia


Genitalia, female - Eurotophobia


Germans or German culture - Germanophobia or Teutophobia


Germs or dirt, being contaminated with - Misophobia or
mysophobia


Germs - Verminophobia


Ghosts or specters - Spectrophobia


Ghosts - Phasmophobia


Girls, young or virgins - Parthenophobia


Glass or crystals - Crystallophobia


Glass - Hyelophobia, Hyalophobia or Nelophobia


Gloomy place, being in - Lygophobia

God
or gods - Zeusophobia


Gods or religion - Theophobia


Gold - Aurophobia


Good news, hearing good news - Euphobia


Gravity - Barophobia


Greek or Greek culture - Hellophobia


Greek terms - Hellenologophobia

 



H


Hair - Chaetophobia, Trichopathophobia, Trichophobia, or
Hypertrichophobia


Halloween - Samhainophobia


Handwriting - Graphophobia


Harmed by wicked persons; bad men or burglars -
Scelerophobia


Heart - Cardiophobia


Heat - Thermophobia


Heaven - Ouranophobia or Uranophobia


Heights - Acrophobia, Altophobia, Batophobia,
Hypsiphobia or Hyposophobia


Hell - Hadephobia, Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia


Heredity - Patroiophobia


Holy things - Hagiophobia


Home - Ecophobia


Home surroundings or a house - Oikophobia


Home, returning - Nostophobia


Home surroundings - Eicophobia


Homosexuality or of becoming homosexual - Homophobia


Horses - Equinophobia or Hippophobia


Hospitals - Nosocomephobia


House or home surroundings - Oikophobia


Houses or being in a house - Domatophobia


Hurricanes and tornadoes - Lilapsophobia


Hypnotized, being or of sleep - Hypnophobia

 



I

Ice
or frost - Pagophobia


Ice, frost or extreme cold - Cryophobia


Ideas - Ideophobia


Ignored, being - Athazagoraphobia


Imperfection - Atelophobia


Inability to stand - Basiphobia or Basophobia


Infection, contamination or dirt - Molysmophobia or
Molysomophobia


Infinity - Apeirophobia


Injections - Trypanophobia

 



'Fear
of injections' Harmony4Life client testimony



"I’ve done it- I’ve had an injection.  I had to wait for
a long time in the dentists waiting room and normally I
would have lost my nerve and left but I used all the
techniques you’d taught me and kept really calm.  I feel
this is a major breakthrough for me and I’m beginning to
think really differently about my dental phobia."

 


Injury - Traumatophobia

 



'Fear
of paralysis' Harmony4Life client testimony



"I forced myself to watch a film related to my worse
fear- being paralysed.  I managed to watch it and accept
that it was just a film and felt so much more detached
and less anxious than I would have normally.  I have
less anxieties since our hypnotherapy session and am not
so anxious over my kids coming to any harm; life seems
so much easier."

 


Insanity, dealing with - Lyssophobia


Insanity - Dementophobia or Maniaphobia


Insects - Acarophobia or Entomophobia or Insectophobia


Insects that eat wood - Isopterophobia


Insects that cause itching - Acarophobia


Itching - Acarophobia

 



J


Japanese or Japanese culture - Japanophobia


Jealousy - Zelophobia


Jews - Judeophobia


Joint immobility - Ankylophobia


Jumping from high and low places - Catapedaphobia


Justice - Dikephobia

 



K


Kidney disease - Albuminurophobia


Kissing - Philemaphobia or Philematophobia


Knees - Genuphobia


Knowledge - Gnosiophobia or Epistemophobia

 



L


Lakes - Limnophobia


Large things - Megalophobia


Laughter - Geliophobia


Lawsuits - Liticaphobia


Learning - Sophophobia


Left-handed; objects at the left side of the body -
Sinistrophobia


Leprosy - Leprophobia or Lepraphobia


Lice - Pediculophobia or Phthiriophobia


Light - Photophobia


Light flashes - Selaphobia


Lightning and thunder - Brontophobia or Karaunophobia


Lights, glaring - Photoaugliaphobia


Liquids, dampness or moisture - Hygrophobia


Locked in an enclosed place - Cleithrophobia,
Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia


Lockjaw or tetanus - Tetanophobia


Loneliness or of being oneself - Eremophobia or
Eremiphobia


Looking up - Anablephobia or Anablepophobia


Loud noises - Ligyrophobia


Love, sexual love - Erotophobia


Love play - Malaxophobia or Sarmassophobia


Love, falling or being in - Philophobia

 



M


Machines - Mechanophobia


Mad, becoming - Lyssophobia


Many things - Polyphobia


Marriage - Gamophobia


Materialism - Hylephobia


Matter, decaying - Seplophobia


Meat - Carnophobia


Medicine, taking; or drugs - Pharmacophobia


Medicines, mercurial - Hydrargyophobia


Memories- Mnemophobia


Men, bad or burglars or being harmed by wicked persons -
Scelerophobia

Men
- Androphobia or Arrhenphobia or Hominophobia


Menstruation - Menophobia


Mercurial medicines - Hydrargyophobia


Metal - Metallophobia


Meteors - Meteorophobia


Mice - Musophobia, Murophobia or Suriphobia


Microbes - Bacillophobia or Microbiophobia


Mind - Psychophobia


Mirrors or seeing oneself in a mirror - Eisoptrophobia


Mirrors - Catoptrophobia


Missles - Ballistophobia


Mobs or crowds - Demophobia, Enochlophobia or
Ochlophobia


Moisture, dampness or liquids - Hygrophobia


Money - Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia


Moon - Selenophobia


Mother-in-law - Pentheraphobia


Moths - Mottephobia


Motion or movement - Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia


Moving or making changes - Tropophobia


Moving automobile or vehicle, being in - Ochophobia


Muscular incoordination (Ataxia) - Ataxiophobia


Mushrooms - Mycophobia


Music - Melophobia


Myths or stories or false statements - Mythophobia

 



N


Names or hearing a certain name - Onomatophobia


Names - Nomatophobia


Narrow things or places - Stenophobia


Narrowness - Anginophobia


Needles - Aichmophobia or Belonephobia


New, anything or novel - Kainophobia, Kainolophobia,
Cenophobia, Centophobia, or Neophobia


Newness - Cainophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, or
Cainotophobia


News: hearing good news - Euphobia


Night or dark - Nyctophobia


Night - Noctiphobia


Noise - Acousticophobia


Noises, loud - Ligyrophobia


Noises or voices, speaking aloud, or telephones -
Phonophobia


Northern lights - Auroraphobia


Nosebleeds - Epistaxiophobia


Novelty or anything new - Kainophobia or Kainolophobia


Novelty - Cainophobia or Cainotophobia


Nuclear weapons - Nucleomituphobia


Nudity - Gymnophobia or Nudophobia


Number 8 - Octophobia


Number 13 - Triskadekaphobia


Numbers - Arithmophobia or Numerophobia

 



O


Objects, small - Tapinophobia


Ocean or sea - Thalassophobia


Odor, personal - Bromidrosiphobia, Bromidrophobia,
Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia


Odor, that one has a vile odor - Autodysomophobia


Odors or smells - Olfactophobia


Official doctrine, challenges to or radical deviation
from - Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia

Old
people - Gerontophobia


Old, growing - Gerascophobia or Gerontophobia


Open spaces - Agoraphobia


Open high places - Aeroacrophobia


Operation, surgical - Tomophobia


Opinions - Allodoxaphobia


Others, dependence on - Soteriophobia


Otters - Lutraphobia


Outer space - Spacephobia

 



P


Pain - Algiophobia, Ponophobia, Odynophobia or
Odynephobia


Paper - Papyrophobia


Parasites - Parasitophobia


Parents-in-law - Soceraphobia


Peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth -
Arachibutyrophobia


Pellagra - Pellagrophobia


Penis, erect - Medorthophobia


Penis, esp erect - Phallophobia


Penis, erect: seeing, thinking about or having -
Ithyphallophobia


Penis, losing an erection - Medomalacuphobia


People - Anthropophobia


People in general or society - Sociophobia


People, deformed or bearing a deformed child -
Teratophobia


Philosophy - Philsosphobia


Phobias - Phobophobia


Phobic prefering fearful situations - Counterphobia


Pins and needles - Belonephobia


Pins - Enetophobia


Place: locked in an enclosed place - Cleithrophobia,
Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia


Place, being in a dark or gloomy - Lygophobia


Places, certain - Topophobia


Places, crowded public - Agora[phobia


Places, open high - Aeroacrophobia


Places or things, narrow - Stenophobia


Plants - Botonophobia


Pleasure, feeling - Hedonophobia


Poetry - Metrophobia


Pointed objects - Aichmophobia


Poison - Iophobia


Poisoned, being - Toxiphobia, Toxophobia, or
Toxicophobia


Poliomyelitis, contracting - Poliosophobia


Politicians - Politicophobia


Pope - Papaphobia


Poverty - Peniaphobia


Precipices - Cremnophobia


Priests or sacred things - Hierophobia


Progress - Prosophobia


Property - Orthophobia


Prostitutes or venereal disease - Cypridophobia,
Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia


Punishment or flogging - Mastigophobia


Punishment by a rod or other instrument, or of being
severely criticized - Rhabdophobia


Punishment - Poinephobia


Puppets - Pupaphobia


Purple, colour  - Porphyrophobia

 



R


Rabies - Cynophobia, Hydrophobophobia, Hydrophobia,
Kynophobia, or Lyssophobia


Radiation or x-rays - Radiophobia


Railroads or train travel - Siderodromophobia


Rain - Ombrophobia or Pluviophobia


Rape - Virginitiphobia


Rat, great mole - Zemmiphobia


Relatives - Syngenesophobia


Religion or gods - Theophobia


Religious ceremonies - Teleophobia


Reptiles - Herpetophobia


Responsibility or duty, neglecting - Paralipophobia


Responsibility - Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia


Ridiculed, being - Catagelophobia or Katagelophobia


Rivers - Potamphobia or Potamophobia


Road travel or travel - Hodophobia


Robbers or being robbed - Harpaxophobia


Rooms, empty - Cenophobia or Centophobia


Rooms - Koinoniphobia


Ruin - Atephobia


Running water - Potamophobia


Russians - Russophobia

 



S


Sacred things or priests - Hierophobia


Satan - Satanophobia


Scabies - Scabiophobia


School, going to school - Didaskaleinophobia


School - Scolionophobia


Scientific terminology, complex - Hellenologophobia


Scratches or being scratched - Amychophobia

Sea
or ocean - Thalassophobia


Self, seeing oneself in a mirror - Eisoptrophobia


Self, personal odor - Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia


Self, being alone - Autophobia, Eremophobia, Eremiphobia
or Isolophobia


Self, being dirty - Automysophobia


Self, being oneself - Autophobia


Self, being seen or looked at - Scopophobia or
Scoptophobia


Self, being touched - Aphenphosmphobia


Self, that one has a vile odor - Autodysomophobia


Semen - Spermatophobia or Spermophobia


Sermons - Homilophobia

Sex
- Genophobia


Sex, opposite - Heterophobia or Sexophobia


Sexual abuse - Agraphobia or Contreltophobia


Sexual intercourse - Coitophobia


Sexual love or sexual questions - Erotophobia


Sexual perversion - Paraphobia


Shadows - Sciophobia or Sciaphobia


Shellfish - Ostraconophobia


Shock - Hormephobia

Sin
or of having committted an unpardonable sin -
Enosiophobia or Enissophobia

Sin
- Hamartophobia


Single: staying single - Anuptaphobia


Sinning - Peccatophobia


Sitting down - Kathisophobia


Sitting - Cathisophobia or Thaasophobia


Situations, certain - Topophobia


Skin disease - Dermatosiophobia


Skin lesions - Dermatophobia


Skin of animals, fur- Doraphobia


Sleep - Somniphobia


Sleep or being hypnotized - Hypnophobia


Slime - Blennophobia or Myxophobia


Small things - Microphobia, Mycrophobia or Tapinophobia


Smells or odors - Olfactophobia


Smothered, being or choking - Pnigophobia or
Pnigerophobia


Snakes - Ophidiophobia or Snakephobia


Snow - Chionophobia


Social (fear of being evaluated negatively in social
situations) -


Social Phobia


Society or people in general - Anthropophobia or
Sociophobia


Solitude - Monophobia


Sounds - Acousticophobia


Sourness - Acerophobia


Space, closed or locked in an enclosed space -
Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, Clithrophobia


Space, outer- Spacephobia


Spaces, confined - Claustrophobia


Spaces, empty - Cenophobia, Centophobia or Kenophobia


Spaces, open- Agoraphobia


Speak, trying to- Glossophobia


Speaking - Laliophobia or Lalophobia


Speaking aloud, voices or noises, or telephones -
Phonophobia


Speaking in public - Glossophobia


Specters or ghosts - Spectrophobia


Speed - Tachophobia


Spiders - Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia


Spirits - Pneumatiphobia


Stage fright - Topophobia


Stairs or climbing stairs - Climacophobia


Stand, inability to - Basiphobia or Basophobia


Standing upright - Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia


Standing up - Stasiphobia


Standing up and walking - Stasibasiphobia


Stared at, being - Ophthalmophobia


Stars - Siderophobia or Astrophobia


Statements, false or myths or stories - Mythophobia


Staying single - Anuptaphobia


Stealing - Cleptophobia or Kleptophobia


Step-father - Vitricophobia


Step-mother - Novercaphobia


Stings - Cnidophobia or Linonophobia


Stooping - Kyphophobia


Strangers or foreigners - Xenophobia


Streets, crossing streets - Dromophobia


Streets - Agyrophobia


String - Linonophobia


Storm, thunder- Brontophobia


Stuttering - Psellismophobia

Sun
or sunlight - Heliophobia


Sunshine or daylight - Phengophobia


Surgical operations - Tomophobia


Swallowing or eating - Phagophobia


Symbolism - Symbolophobia


Syphillis (lues) - Luiphobia or Syphilophobia

 



T


Tapeworms - Taeniophobia


Taste - Geumaphobia or Geumophobia


Technology - Technophobia


Teeth - Odontophobia


Termites - Isopterophobia


Tests, taking - Testophobia


Tetanus or lockjaw - Tetanophobia


Theaters - Theatrophobia


Theology - Theologicophobia


Things, many - Polyphobia


Things, large - Megalophobia


Things or places, narrow - Stenophobia


Things, small - Microphobia or Mycrophobia


Thinking - Phronemophobia


Thunder - Ceraunophobia


Thunder and lightning - Astraphobia, Astrapophobia,
Brontophobia or Keraunophobia


Toads - Bufonophobia


Tombstones - Placophobia


Tornadoes and hurricanes - Lilapsophobia


Touched, being touched - Aphenphosmphobia, Haphephobia
or Haptephobia or Chiraptophobia


Trains, railroads or train travel - Siderodromophobia


Travel or road travel - Hodophobia


Trees - Dendrophobia


Trembling - Ttremophobia


Tricinosis - Trichinophobia


Tuberculosis - Phthisiophobia or Tuberculophobia


Tyrants - Tyrannophobia

 



U


Ugliness - Cacophobia


Undressing in front of someone - Dishabillophobia


Urine or urinating - Urophobia

 



V


Vaccination - Vaccinophobia


Vegetables - Lachanophobia


Venereal disease or prostitutes - Cypridophobia,
Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia


Ventriloquist's dummy - Automatonophobia


Vision: double vision - Diplophobia


Voices or noises, speaking aloud or telephones -
Phonophobia


Voids or empty spaces - Kenophobia


Vomiting secondary to airsickness - Aeronausiphobia


Vomiting - Emetophobia

 



W


Waits, long - Macrophobia


Walking - Ambulophobia, Basistasiphobia or
Basostasophobia


Washing - Abultophobia


Wasps - Spheksophobia


Water - Hydrophobia


Waves or wave like motions - Cymophobia or Kymophobia

Wax
statues - Automatonophobia


Weakness - Asthenophobia


Wealth - Plutophobia


Weapons, nuclear - Nucleomituphobia


Weight, gaining - Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia


Wind - Ancraophobia or Anemophobia


Wine - Oenophobia


Witches and Witchcraft - Wiccaphobia


Women - Gynephobia or Gynophobia


Wooden objects or forests - Xylophobia


Words - Logophobia or Verbophobia


Words, long- Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia or
Sesquipedalophobia


Work - Ergophobia or Ponophobia


Worms - Scoleciphobia


Worms, being infested with - Helminthophobia


Wrinkles, getting - Rhytiphobia


Writing - Graphophobia


Writing in public - Scriptophobia

 



X


X-rays or radiation - Radiophobia

 



Y


Yellow colour - Xanthophobia.

 

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