Do you think you might have a phone phobia? It’s basically a fear of talking on the phone, and it is a much more common condition than many people think it is. In this article, you are going to learn more about this condition, and also what can be done to overcome it.
There are different kinds of phone phobias – some people are afraid of answering calls, some people are afraid of calling someone, and some people are afraid of both. The intensity of the fear may vary also depending upon the situation, the conversation they are about to have.
It’s not that the people are afraid of the phone itself. Rather, they fear being misunderstood, or ridiculed (for example, if the person on the other end would say something like: “Why should I even want to talk with you?”).
Or they might fear a confrontation. Or they might fear that they call at an inconvenient time and thus upset the person. Or they might end up calling the wrong person. Or they might fear that they are unable to focus on what the other person says if they can’t see him or her.
There are a thousand things that can be scary about talking on the phone. Many completely psychologically stable people suffer from a phone phobia – people with whom otherwise nothing is wrong. It’s just a fear that you need to get rid of – something unpleasant, that you have to work your way through.
There are quite a lot of things that can be done to better cope with a phone phobia. One thing that you can do is to write a script before you actually make a phone call, so that you can read the script out when on the phone.
This way, you won’t have to worry about forgetting what you wanted to say, or getting it right.
Another thing you can do is to get a good friend on the line – and then just practice the conversation. Make it a role play first. If it is not real, then you won’t have to worry about it – you won’t have to take it serious. And you won’t have to be scared of it.
But – and here comes the funny thing – that’s not always the way our mind works. Reasonable arguments don’t always help to overcome a fear.
Even if you know there is no reason to be scared – the fear can still get you. It can still get a hold of you. Because there is some part of your brain that doesn’t care about what you know, or think. This is the part of your brain that you can’t control.
But there is one thing you can do to get your message through to this hidden part of your brain: and that’s hypnosis. Because hypnosis is the language of the subconscious mind – the part that is in charge of your emotions, the part that starts and ends your fears.
You don’t need to live with a fear of talking on the phone – because you already have what it takes to overcome a phone phobia.