Phobophobia

By: Cynthia Bagley-Horner

What is it?

Phobophobia is having a fear, of phobias. It is usually through high anxiety. They are afraid of anxiety symptoms. People with this phobia are prone to experiencing "Fear of fear" where they become very fearful about experiencing another attack of anxiety – especially anxiety with severe physical symptoms.

Avoiding it

"The best way is to train your mind by following certain self-help NLP techniques so that you can focus in life with more confidence and ease.

Self-help NLP techniques teaches you how to deal with the unconscious region of your mind and liberate it from the unpleasant burden of phobophobia."

Treatment

  • Behavior therapy, anti-anxiety medication

  • Psychotherapy

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

  • Behavioral therapy

  • Exposure therapy

  • Relaxation techniques - controlled breathing, visualisation