Anemophobia – aka ancraophobia – is an irrational fear of the wind or of drafty, windy places
Regardless of the name used, this all too little-recognized fear can be really incapacitating for those who suffer from it.
Often this phobia simply becomes worse as time passes and, left untreated, it can significantly impact on the person’s quality of life.
Indeed, it can severely restrict so many of the normal activities that most people simply take for granted.
Not only can this phobia produce fear of the outdoors and of open windows, where wind and drafts might usually be expected to occur, but it can also produce really intense feelings of anxiety in apparently unrelated situations such as when passing a functioning hand dryer in a public toilet or when seated in an airplane with the overhead air vents blowing.
Though each person experiencing anemophobia does so in their own way, generally speaking the symptoms of this phobia are similar to those of other anxiety disorders.
These symptoms may include increased or irregular heartbeat, rapid breathing and shortness of breath, sweating or chills, dry mouth, queasy, nauseous sensations and almost overwhelming feelings of dread.
In people with severe anemophobia, anxiety can so easily turn into panic, thereby producing what is commonly referred to as a ‘full blown panic attack’.
But nobody was born with this fear. For it to be activated, it first has to be acquired.
In truth, fear of the wind can almost always be traced back to a negative experience in the person’s past – which may or may not be recalled by the conscious mind – and which has been ‘imprinted’ on the subconscious mind.
Most often, the anemophobic person has found themselves in a specific situation where the wind or a draft has been blowing and in which they felt intensely afraid.
This specific experience has then become twinned or linked with all wind or gusts of air in what is known as a generalized conditioned response.
All too often, the person experiencing this disorder knows very well that it is irrational, but this knowledge does very little to help.
The medical response is all too often to prescribe anti-anxiety medication or to recommend a course of cognitive behavioural therapy in an attempt to control the symptoms.
This however, is a bit like suggesting that someone learn to live with an elephant in the living room. How much better it would be to simply evict the elephant!
Because this fear emanates from the subconscious mind, it is there that we must look for its solution.
And this is where advanced transformational hypnotherapy can be of such tremendous help.
Through the medium of correctly applied modern advanced hypnotherapy, we can reach down into the subconscious and uncover the beliefs that are producing and sustaining this fear.
Once accomplished, those beliefs can be corrected and replaced with realistic ones, so that the person is freed to resume their life in a normal manner – free of the anxiety with which they have lived for so long.
There really is no need to continue suffering from this terrible fear.
If you – or someone near to you – is experiencing the terrible discomfort and anxiety of anemophobia, ancraophobia, fear of the wind or fear of drafts, do not give up hope. Help is available.
Seek out an experienced and fully qualified advanced transformational hypnotherapist who has experience in successfully treating this issue and free yourself from the anxiety and fear of anemophobia once and for all.
You’ll be really glad you did!