Alektorophobia - Causes, Symptoms And Treatment
Alektorophobia is an excessive and abnormal fear of chickens or other feathered creatures or of flying animals or birds. Alektorophobia may also include eggs and live or dead chickens. A few reasons include fears of being pecked, swooped upon, and because they roost above eye level or that they eat food from the ground or manure piles which apparently may contaminate the bird.
Such fears usually involve relative closeness to live chickens, but usually don¹t include cooked chickens. Alektorophobia is thinking/talking about chickens, moving mobile chickens, cartoon chickens, pictures of chickens, dead chickens and any thing to do with chickens.
Some rationale for this fear might be a general fear of birds being coordinated to attack or perhaps by chicken's daily habits - eating worms and pooping in their own nest.
Interestingly, sufferers of alektorophobia often believe that chickens are far from benign: they usually feel chickens are conspiratorial and aggressive, and often appear to always have an eye on you when you are around them.
Most sufferers are surprised to learn that they not alone in this surprisingly common, although often unspoken, phobia. Alektorophobia is an intense fear of something that poses little or no actual danger . While adults with alektorophobia realize that these fears are irrational, they often find that facing, or even thinking about facing, the feared situation brings on a panic attack or severe anxiety.
Cause of Alektorophobia:
Like all other anxiety and phobias, Alektorophobi is created by the unconscious mind as a protective mechanism. Alektorophobi develops at some point in your past, where there was likely an event linking insanity or becoming insane and emotional trauma.
Attaching emotions to situations is one of the primary ways that humans learn. Sometimes we just get the wiring wrong. But so long as the negative association is powerful enough, the unconscious mind thinks persistently. Whilst the original catalyst may have been a real-life trauma of some kind, the condition can also be triggered by myriad, benign events like movies or perhaps seeing someone else facing/ experience trauma.
The actual phobia manifests itself in different ways. Some sufferers experience it almost all the time, others just in response to direct stimuli. Everyone has their own unique formula for when and how to feel bad.
Symptoms of Alektorophobia:
Your fear of chickens can result in the following symptoms:
Treatment of Alektorophobia:
People may be better satisfied with talk therapy, even if it means extensive sessions, much higher expense and a lower success rate. But it is what some people want and seem to need.
Effective Energy Therapists listen really well. And with compassion. You may feel like you have truly been heard for the first time in your life .
Energy psychology is an emerging method that is rapidly gaining favor because in studies it is shown to be rapid, safe, effective and long-lasting.
Of course, success rates for elimination of alektorophobia will be higher with a therapist , but self-help is amazingly effective.
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