Phasmophobia is quite a rare kind of phobia. Basically, it is a fear of ghosts and likewise a fear of something that poses no actual or real danger.
According to some studies, Phasmophobia normally develops in childhood and at times just disappear as time passes by.
However, mostly, Phasmophobia stays even during one’s adult life if not dealt with properly.
Common Symptoms of Phasmophobia
Symptoms of Phasmophobia may actually interfere with your daily functioning. Normally, its symptoms include the usual phobia symptoms such as:
- Dry mouth
- Excessive sweating
- Feeling sick
- Heart palpitations
- Fast or at times uneven heartbeats
- Inability to speak
- Fear of dying
- Fear of becoming mad or losing control
- Detachment from reality
- Problems related to thinking and concentration
- Full blown anxiety attack (sometimes)
Treatments for Phasmophobia
Phasmophobia itself is quite rare and so as its treatments or possible cures as well. Normally, treatments for Phasmophobia are: Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
In Hypnotherapy, your subconscious programs that may be part of your fear are actually “re-program”. Such subconscious programs when corrected will actually give you some sense of ease and comfort as the symptoms you oftentimes experience will be minimized.
However, there are some people who are not in favor of this, the Hypnotherapy, as they don’t want someone else to play with their inner self.
In Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP on the other hand, your subconscious programs do not matter at all, instead, it’s your processes relating to reality that is given much attention. Basically, NLP will deal with how you create your reality.
Eventually, NLP will teach you how to properly construct your thoughts about realities of life so that Phasmophobia can be later on minimized and even better – be eliminated.