Funny Phobias: linguistic therapy session

21 Oct

This is a mock therapy session, comedy, in which the group members all have certain lingutisic phobias.  One member has a fear of apologies, one a fear of the word “ahhhh!”, one a fear of silence, and one a fear of repetition.  The video was posted on an international site, but does have English subtitles.  VERY funny if you can get past the subtitles:)

While this is a comedic take on therapy, it does make a good point.  Phobias are often irrational.  What can seem horribly terrifying to one person can seem ridiculous to another.  Britannica Online defines phobia as:

“An extreme, irrational fear of a specific object or situation. A phobia is classified as a type of anxiety disorder, since anxiety is the chief symptom experienced by the sufferer. Phobias are thought to be learned emotional responses. It is generally held that phobias occur when fear produced by an original threatening situation is transferred to other similar situations, with the original fear often repressed or forgotten. An excessive, unreasoning fear of water, for example, may be based on a forgotten childhood experience of almost drowning.”

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What are you afraid of?

Is it rational?

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