Pagophobia the fear of walking on Ice or Snow
The fear of walking on ice or snow is known as Pagophobia. The Pagophobic individual may fear injuring themselves by slipping on snow, ice or frost. In extreme cases, the individual suffering with Pagophobia may refuse to leave their house when they see snow, ice or frost outside.
Pagophobia derives from the Greek phrase “paggos”, that means ice and “phobos” which means fear.
It is proposed that Pagophobia is caused by a traumatic event at some point in their life. That traumatic experience is then constantly associated with snow, ice and frost.
Perhaps the Pagophobic person has always lived in a warm climate and then suddenly, for whatever reason, moved to a climate where snow, ice and frost are normal. Perhaps the person suffering with this phobia has experienced slipping on the snow or ice and was hurt or injured or maybe they had been frost bitten at some point. Perhaps they have observed others reacted in a negative or fearful way in response to snow, ice or frost and the Pagophobic individual learned to imitate that response, in Psychology we call this vicarious reinforcement or Social Learning theory.
Whatever the cause, the Pagophobic person can suffer anxiety and emotional turmoil that’s completely disruptive to their capability to function.
The symptoms of Pagophobia are individual and will vary from person to person. Some people, when confronted with their fear of snow, ice and frost, may begin to perspire, feel uncomfortable or turn out to be nauseated. At the other end of the scale, other persons are so severely affected by this phobia, that they could experience full-blown nervousness and/or panic attacks.
No matter what the cause Pagophobia can be easily helped with just one session of Hypnotherapy. Most sufferers report marked differences within days and are confidently walking on Ice or Snow within a few short weeks.
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The downloads on this site are genuine sessions of Hypnotherapy and are completely safe to use if you follow the instructions.
- Listening to this download will cause you to enter a very deep state of relaxation so it is important that you use it when you are somewhere where you can safely relax. You must not use these downloads whilst driving or operating machinery.
- For maximum effect I would recommend that you use this down load at least once a day for a period of at least 4 weeks. It would probably be best therefore to copy this download on to the device that you intend to use it on.
- You may fall asleep during the session, if you do please don’t worry, your subconscious mind is still hearing the messages.
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