Trypophobia Treatment: Cure your fear of holes
Trypophobia is a rare and debilitating phobia that often is unknown in people until a trigger incident occurs. For those of you who don’t know what trypophobia is it is a debilitating fear of holes in the skin. To some people it is just a novelty phobia but for others trypophobia can be a crippling and unbearable psychological disease. Here is a firsthand account of someone suffering from trypophobia.
In these types of instances proper trypophobia treatment must be utilized in order to ensure the safety of the individual suffering from trypophobia.
Trypophobia treatment has been quite effectively treated by utilizing the benefits of behavioral therapy to target the phobia where it lies and eradicate it from the subconscious. Behaviorists strongly believe that phobias like trypophobia are reflexes that are conditioned to be dangerous but are not. It is believed that the trypophobic individual’s fear of holes in the skin stems from more dangerous and malignant skin conditions. Although most trypophobic reactions to stimulus are often harmless to the individual and non threatening. If an individual were exposed to such harmless stimulus over and over again it has been proven that their trypophobia would diminish over time. Since these types of experiences would often be avoided by trypophobes. This type of exposure to a stimulus that will cause trypophobia to take hold is called exposure therapy. A special form of this type of treatment is called flooding in which the trypophobe will be immersed in a non threatening stimulus until the adverse reaction subsides. Some of these trypophobic reactions are so strong that they must be imagined rather than engaging in the stimulus in real life due to the threat of harm they may cause to the individual.A trypophobe can also use relaxation therapy to systematically desensitize the trypophobia. This trypophobia technique replaces the concept of fear with that of relaxation and calm.
Another technique is called modeling in which individuals view others engaging in activities that would naturally cause a reaction in the trypophobe. One way to accomplish this is for the individuals to witness a bot fly removal in a non trypophobia sufferer. These graphic images of bot flies being removed from an individual while the individual is awake and calm allows the trypophobia sufferer to treat their fear of holes in a passive and non threatening manner. This is the trypophobia treatment that I would suggest a trypophobe enter into prior to going into any advanced or hands on treatment. Trypophobia is a serious condition and should be treated in thorough manner. Trypophobia or the Fear of holes no matter how irrational it may be should be treated by a professional therapist. Please do not trust something as serious as your mental health in the hands of an amateur. Trypophobia can be a serious condition and should be treated as such.
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