Jordan Peele’s new horror film, Us has been released with amazing reviews once again for the director. Despite all the praise, it has made the public more aware of the fear and phobia of twins and doppelgangers.
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, naturally, most families will spend the day celebrating their mothers. Unfortunately for approximately 1.2 million women with Tokophobia, the day can be a grey cloud over their heads. So, what is Tokophobia? It’s the fear of childbirth and/or pregnancy. This phobia can still affect women who have previously gone through childbirth even though it is less common, and it would be referred to as secondary Tokophobia.
Folklore can be scary as it is, and some of these stories will only make folklore more disturbing for anyone with a phobia. Here are the top 5 folklore saints and characters those with phobias will be terrified of.
Finding the right treatment to cure your phobia can be frustrating. Some options are expensive others don’t have proper research to back them up, or they cause unwanted side effects, only shifting the issue. Your best bet is finding a professional to guide you through the process. Here are all the options you have, feel free to try more multiple of these methods.
In Western culture, whenever the theme of death comes up in a conversation, someone immediately says “let’s talk about something more cheerful”. We don’t talk about death or grieving even though, everyone will die and experience grief. So, when we experience the loss of a loved one for the first time, we’re not sure what should be said or done and most importantly how to deal with the grief.
Dealing with school phobia
Most kids don’t like going to school, so school phobia it can be hard to distinguish a real case of school phobia from simply dislike of school. Adults unaware of the phobia may call it truancy, which is missing school simply due to boredom or rebellion. School phobia is a genuine problem caused by anxiety, stress and irrational fears.
There are different types of holidays. Whether you’re backpacking, staying in a resort or exploring historical locations, they all have the same purpose. Holidays are meant to be our getaway from stress and bad weather but if you have any of the phobias on this list, it might just be a getaway to hell for you.
The Phone Triggering Trypophobia
Nokia has launched its smartphone, the 9 PureView that features 5 camera lenses, 1 flash and an infrared sensor. The reactions to the 7 ‘holes’ arranged in a cluster have been generally been positive- due to the camera quality. However, those who suffer from Trypophobia are outraged and have expressed their disgust by comparing the phone to a lotus head, a spiders eyes and even a shower head.
NOTE: As this blog is dedicated to bringing awareness and support for people with phobias, there aren't any pictures that could potentially trigger Trypophobes. However, if you want to see what the Nokia 9 PureView looks like, click here.
Do you have a technology phobia?
We are slowly becoming a technology-based society, we see it hundreds of times a day. Alarms wake us up daily, we ask Alexa to play our favourite songs and we arrange meetings with friends on our smartphones. In a world where the first robot to human marriage is expected before 2050, and well over 2.5 billion people own a smartphone, fears over technology are expected. Keep reading to find out the 5 most common technology fears.
Thanatophobia- The Fear of Death
A fear of dying is normal. We don’t know when it will happen, if it will be quick or painful over a long period of time or what even happens to us after death, so it’s understandable. Having an extreme fear/ phobia of death isn’t heathy at all, and it often comes with a bunch of phobias on top. Thanatophobia is such an intense fear for those who suffer from it that they avoid many situations and overthink every situation or place they are in. It should be stated that Thanatophobia, is not the fear of any death but of one’s own death. Harry Potter villain Voldemort is a perfect example of this.
Adam Cox is the founder of Phobia Guru, Hypnoslimming and Addiction Experts. Based in Harley Street.