A holes on skin phobia or Trypophobia brings on feelings of disgust or fear when you see patterns with lots of holes. This can be distressing. The good news is that I have helped people eliminate this holes on skin phobia using hypnosis at my London hypnosis practice. Maybe I can help you also.
Holes on skin phobia explained
Unfortunately indentations, holes or circles are everywhere. From sunflowers, honeycombs, sponges to seedy fruits, or the pattern on a plug or indents to help the blind by a street crossing, holes and circles can trigger anxiety for many people. Check Google and ‘fear of holes’ or ‘holes on skin phobia’ has a really high search volume. However it is well known or discussed. I have helped people using hypnosis to overcome their anxiety.
Holes on skin phobia, known as Trypophobia (trip-uh-FOE-bee-uh) is an aversion or repulsion to objects like sponges that have repetitive patterns or clusters of small holes. People with trypophobia are disgusted by the pattern of holes. They don’t necessarily have a fear that holes will create harm, its more of a ‘disgust’ response, a feeling of deep uneasiness.
What are holes on skin phobia symptoms?
A holes on skin phobia can cause:
- Choking or dry mouth
- Fast breathing and increased heart rate
- Intense feeling of disgust or terror
- Profuse sweating
- Trembling or shaking
Common triggers of this phobia of holes
Trypophobia triggers may include:
- Holes on skin
- Cheese with holes
- Fruits with small seeds like strawberries, raspberries, papaya and kiwi
- Insects and bees
- sink plugs or filters
- Skin on snakes, lizards, frogs and other reptiles
- Soles of shoes
- Honeycombs, sunflowers and lotus seed pods
- Bread and bagels with seeds
Studies suggest that as many as 17% of children and adults or approximately one in six people, experience some degree of trypophobia. Unlike other phobias, it is a fairly new disorder and first named in 2005.
What causes holes on skin phobia?
Experts are uncertain why some people develop a holes on skin phobia. One theory is that the brain associates clusters of holes with skin diseases or skin rashes and therefore a danger to health. An alternative suggestion is that a pattern of small holes is reminiscent of the skin of a venomous snake or the eyes of a tarantula and so dangerous for that reason.
Another theory explains that the brain uses more energy and oxygen to process holey patterns and this triggers a feelings of distress. A holes on skin phobia may also be a feature of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Holes on skin phobia and anxiety
A holes on skin phobia affects more females than males and you may be more prone to a holes on skin phobia if you have:
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Is there a holes on skin phobia or trypophobia cure?
If trypophobia affects your ability to engage in certain activities or enjoy daily life, you may benefit from hypnosis or hypnotherapy. Another option is called exposure therapy. This therapy gradually exposes you to trypophobia triggers, helping you to manage your reactions. This type of psychotherapy (talk therapy) helps many people overcome specific phobic disorders.
I use hypnosis in London and online successfully to help people overcome their holes on skin phobia. Hypnosis an help you no matter how long you have had the phobia or how strong your holes on skin phobia is.