What is Koumpounophobia?
The idea of having a phobia of buttons may seem very strange and nonsensical to most people, however it is not that unusual. It can be explained as a persistent and irrational fear of buttons, and can vary drastically between sufferers. Whether it is a fear of touching buttons, looking at buttons, ingesting buttons or wearing clothing with buttons, a diverse range of different forms of this phobia exists. In some cases this phobia is not so much a fear but rather a sufferer can experience intense feelings of disgust towards buttons. This phobia can also link to Mysophobia, which is a fear of germs, as some are particularly afraid of old buttons and this tends to center around these buttons being dirty. The fear of buttons, depending on how extreme the case is, can often extend to a fear of small objects in general, which closely resemble buttons, such as coins and small disc-shaped items.
Watching horror movies or reading thrillers which involve buttons can also have a grave impact, as they have the ability to invoke an association between buttons and negative events. The famous novel ‘Coraline’ and later adaptation into a blockbuster, shows a depiction of Koumounophobia. The threatening characters whose eyes have been replaced by buttons are members of a terrifying parallel universe, leading the lead character to develop a fear of buttons. Similar sentiments are experienced by many Koumpounophobia suffers, who associate eyes being replaced by buttons becoming terrifying and soulless.
The sight of buttons can cause extreme reactions leading to individuals losing control and experiencing intense feelings of panic and anxiety, along with sweating and possibly nausea. Similarly, if a sufferer touches a button, they can often get the urge to immediately wash their hands, and as a result of the feelings of revulsion which follow. This fear can also prevent individuals from even being able to say the word ‘button’ or be able to write it down, which can prove debilitating and humiliating.
Why I Should Get Treated:
Why I Should See The Phobia Guru for Treatment:
Hypnotherapy is so effective with phobias because it tackles the underlying trigger of the phobia within the subconscious. Once a person has access to their subconscious they can eliminate their conditioned response to the stimulus. So instead of treating just the symptoms, hypnotherapy can heal the source for a lasting result. The best part about hypnotherapy and phobias is that often it only takes one session to completely get over the phobia so you do not have to spend a lot of money on continual treatment. The NHS also promotes hypnotherapy as an effective treatment for phobias.
7 Day Phobia Removal System
This is the full 7 Day Phobia Removal System.
What's Included in the System?
- Day 1: The Psychology of Fear and Phobias Video (Sold separately for £30).
- Days 1-7: The 7 Day Phobia Removal System Online Course (Sold separately for £50).
- Day 2: Anchoring Courage NLP Download (Sold separately for £30).
- Day 3: Staged Dissociation Protocol Audio Download (Also known as the 'Fast Phobia Cure') (Sold separately for £30).
- Day 4: Parts Therapy Protocol Hypnosis Audio Download (Sold separately for £30).
- Day 5: Regression to Creation Protocol Hypnosis Audio Download (Sold separately for £30).
- Day 6: Swish Pattern Protocol Audio Download (Sold separately for £30).
- Day 7: A Future Without Your Phobia Hypnosis Audio Download (Sold separately for £30).
- Bonus 1: Panic Attack Management System (Sold separately for £30).
- Bonus 2: Breaking and Replacing Habits Protocol Hypnosis Download (Sold separately for £30).
- Bonus 3: Hypnotic Wealth - Resetting Your Financial Future (Sold separately for £30).
3 Sessions of Therapy for a Single Phobia
This gives you three sessions with Adam with the first session being a 90 minute session. The sessions will take place at over Zoom (online) or at Harley Street in Central London or Elstree in Hertfordshire. Adam is the UK's leading expert at eliminating phobias.
Single Session of Private Therapy
This gives you a single 90 minute session with Adam Cox at either his Harley Street or Elstree Practice. If you don't live in the UK or can't get to London or Hertfordshire then Adam can do the session through Zoom or Skype. You can schedule a time convenient for you and in most cases one session is all that's required to be free of the fear.