Fear of fun or cherofobiya refers to annoying, unfounded fear that comes in some situations and is not a threat to life. There are many varieties of phobias, more than three hundred species. Among them there are those that are subject to logical explanation, for example, the fear of water or darkness, and there are not amenable to reasonable explanation. It is to such one of the unusual phobias that Herophobia belongs.

What it is

Kherofobiya this is the fear of fun, while many think differently and are very surprised when they learn the true meaning of this term.

The word herophobia itself is of Greek origin and is derived from the word chero (fun, rejoice) and the word phobia, meaning (fear). It follows that herrophobia is an inexplicable fear accompanying various situations in any way connected with fun and joy. Even the thought of the upcoming entertainment events of horophobes causes horror, and not only joyful events occurring at this moment.

Causes of phobia

The causes of this disorder are thoroughly studied, but not yet fully established. Kherofobiya able to make itself felt, even after a once unsuccessfully held a rally or ridicule in childhood. It's not a secret that children tend to make cruel jokes. However, if a person is unduly impressionable, then peaceful banter can lead to sad consequences. Fear again find himself in a situation where a person is bad, and around everyone is fun and funny, as if he is chasing and forcing him to avoid positive emotions and gay personalities.

The next reason may be the tragic event that followed immediately after the happy event, or during it, for example, the death of a loved one on his birthday.

Also the causes of herophobia can be mental disorders and genetic predisposition.

Herophobia symptoms

The distinguishing features of herophobia are the panic fear of fun, the systematic evasion of situations caused by manifestations of joy.

If it is impossible to avoid entertainment, the following symptoms occur: shivering, panic, suffocation, rapid heartbeat, weakness, cold sweat, faintness, indigestion, horror experience, and spasms in the throat.

If a close person is near a herophobe, the symptoms may subside somewhat.

Anyone can become a herophobe. Children at risk are parents of anxious parents. Raising a baby, they instill in him the fear of what they themselves fear in real life. This means that if parents avoid holidays, fun, excessive joy, then the children will continue to follow their behavior.

Psychologists noted that most often this behavior develops in introverts. It is uncomfortable for such individuals to be surrounded by a large gathering of people, especially strangers. Therefore, any recreational activities cause discomfort in an introverted person.

It is also established that people with rich imagination, emotional and sensitive, are prone to manifesting herofobiya.

Kherofoba can be recognized by the following features: closeness from the outside world, closure. Such a person is comfortable to live, plunging internally into their experiences. Such a person is able to fully immerse himself in work, in order not to know how others are having fun and rejoicing without restraint. Herofob is afraid to be happy, because he believes that terrible days will come after happiness, therefore he does not at all strive to improve his life with various holidays and senseless fun.

Kherofob on holidays is experiencing a strong anxiety, insecurity, anxiety, panic fear. In the future, this forces him to avoid such entertainments, and in the case of unreality, refuse to participate in such events, for example, if necessary, stay at corporate parties, he is looking for a place where you can retire.

People prone to cherofobii eschew not only holidays, but also funny people trying to laugh or cheer up, telling funny life stories. Herofobam is difficult to understand why it is necessary to have fun and so often celebrate holidays, arranging parties on Fridays, gathering on birthdays.

Herophobia treatment

You can get rid of this phobia by contacting a psychotherapist for help.

The choice of a specific method of treatment is chosen individually for each patient after a preliminary diagnosis.

Experts work on the underlying cause of fear with the help of psychoanalysis, hypnosis, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. So slowly develop the ability to maintain composure at the time of the phobic situation. Thus, step by step, the patient realizes that fun cannot harm him.

You can cure yourself of herrophobia yourself if a person decides to meet his fear, which means voluntarily plunging into an atmosphere of joy and fun. However, not every herophobe will agree to this, therefore it is advisable to seek help from a specialist.

The phobia itself does not represent a threat to the life and health of people. Like other mental disorders, this deviation requires mandatory monitoring by a sick person.
It is necessary to find out the reason why the patient feels fear at the onset of certain events, in particular fun. In the future, this will make it possible to move away from the annoying consequences in the form of a depressive mood and to conduct a psycho-correction.

In the process of cognitive therapy, interconnectedness is established, which influenced the development of pathological phobia, and the emergence of herrophobia. Then the procedures are carried out, the actions of which are aimed at changing the way of thinking and behavior of the patient.
The psychotherapist also teaches the patient relaxation techniques that can suppress another phobia attack. Psychotherapeutic sessions are carried out for 5-10 sessions, the duration of which is 45-50 minutes.

The current psychotherapy does not imply a drug correction of herophobia. Sometimes patients are prescribed sedatives to normalize the nervous system. Often, therapy is not prescribed if the presence of a phobia does not affect the quality of life and does not impede the work activities of patients.