Fearful EyesZombies try to eat us and turn us into the walking dead if they do not finish their meal. Vampires drain us of our lifeblood and if they chose will wake us into their world of thirst that cannot be slaked. Witches screech a lot and make potions and turn us into frogs. I’m not quite sure what mummies do, but I understand they are not very nice. Ghosts chill us to our very souls. All of these things are dead and mean us harm and it is quite sensible to fear them.

Halloween however is supposed to be a bit of fun celebrating all the fictional aboves with decorations, fancy dress, silly games and trick or treat. Yet it strikes fear into the hearts of many people, so many in fact that we have a name for it: Samhainphobia – the fear of Halloween.

I won’t go into the causes of Samhainphobia as the subconscious is not logical and reasons for the subconscious generating a phobic reaction at this time each year will vary from person to person. The symptoms of Samhainphobia will vary from person to person too. It is a fear reaction but one person’s fear differs from another person’s fear.

The important thing is that as with any phobic reaction that fear seems very real to the person suffering it and it can be most debilitating.

There is a good chance that hypnosis can cure Samhainphobia as it can any other phobia. If you come and see me for hypnosis in Worthing, treatment is not generic to Samhainphobia or whichever phobia ails you. Hypnosis is a problem solving process that is tailored to the mind of the client and results can often be achieved very quickly.

Imagine experiencing October without that building tension. Imagine even taking part in the festivities and enjoying yourself. If Samhainphobia – a fear of Halloween – bothers you, there may be a simple solution. Please feel free to give me a call!

About Alex


Alex Vrettos is The Worthing Hypnotist using direct hypnosis, metaphor, parts therapy, subconscious negotiation to change any unwanted feelings and behaviours specialising in treatment of anxiety and fear related issues. He has an informal style that is solution focused and usually gets results within the first session or two.