Haptephobia

fear of being touched

What exactly is it

Haptephobia is the fear of being touched,yes, but it mostly spawns from a fear of being robbed or otherwise violated. this can come from either having an experience of violent robbery or an irrational worry about it. besides that the person could also just not like being touched, again, coming from a traumatic experience or irrational fear.

Symptoms

  • Anxiety around others
  • Panic attacks
  • Shaking
  • Inability to form sentences
  • Sweating

Treatments

  • Hypnotherapy - being hypnotized out of the fear
  • Attitude study - figuring out why and trying to fix the problem
  • Energy Psychology - using yoga, ti-chi and acupuncture to reprogram the brain