Fears & Phobias

  • What’s the difference between a phobia and a fear?
  • What happens to you physically and emotionally when fear takes hold of you / overcomes you? What facial expressions accompany phobia/fear?
  • How often do you jump when something frightens you?
  • What do you think eremophobia (morbid dread of being alone) is like?
  • Can you guess what these phobias are – hydrophobia, zoophobia, sociophobia and numerophobia? What would life be like with these?
  • Anatidaephobia – the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you. Can you understand this phobia? Do you know of any other crazy phobias?
  • Why do people have different phobias/fears?
  • Do you think hypnotherapy can cure phobias/fears?
  • Are there any parts of the city where you live which you are afraid to visit after dark? Where? Why?
  • Are there certain weather conditions that scare people? What are they? Why do people become scared?
  • Are you afraid of going to the dentist/flying/heights?
  • Are you afraid of speaking English/a foreign language/in front of many people/at official functions?
  • Are you afraid of getting old? Why?
  • Do you think young children should be allowed to watch horror movies?
  • What is the scariest movie you have ever seen?
  • Have you ever seen any reality TV shows where people face their fears for money? Would you ever do it?



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