About yozenbalki

Shri Mohan Balakrishna shortly known as Yozen Balki, a Senior Counseling Psychologist, Yozen Therapist and the founder of Yozen Therapy. He has great passion towards human psychology and is professionally treating individuals and groups who under go different kind of psychological challenges. He is in the field for more than 26 + years and runs Yozen Mind Self-development Centre successfully. He loves to blog in his part time and has great affinity towards the Heritage of Tamils and Tamils Siddhars ways.
I am primarily a senior counseling psychologist & yozen inner mind therapist

February 2010

Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein

By |February 23rd, 2010|

* “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.
But it takes a touch of  genius –and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”
 
* “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
* “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”
* “I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.”
* “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”
* “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
* “The only real valuable thing is intuition.”
* “A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.”
* “I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice.”
* “God is subtle but he is not malicious.”
* “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”
* “I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”
* “The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.”
* “Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.”
* “Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.”
* “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
* “Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.”
* “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
* “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”
* “Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.”
* “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”
* “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”
* “God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.”
* “The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.”
* “Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.”
* “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”
* “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.”
* “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
* “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”
* “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
* “Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.”
* “Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.”
* “If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.”
* “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.”
* “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”
* “Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”
* “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
* “In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.”
* “The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.”
* “Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.”
* “Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism — how passionately I hate them!”
* “No, this trick won’t work…How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?”
* “My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”
* “Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.”
* “The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking…the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.”
* “Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.”
* “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
* “A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.”
* “The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.”
* “Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
* “You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.”
* “One had to cram all this stuff into one’s mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.”
* “…one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one’s own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.”
* “He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.”
* “A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
* “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” (Sign hanging in Einstein’s office at Princeton)
 
Source: Einstein Quotes

What is Counseling Psychology?

By |February 18th, 2010|

 

Definition of Counseling:

There have always been counselors — people who listen to others and help resolve difficulties — but the word does not always mean the same thing. One hears of carpet counselors, color-coordination counselors, pest-control counselors, financial counselors, and so on. These counselors are most often glorified sales personalities.

They are to counseling what furniture doctors are to medicine. Counseling as a profession is relatively new. It grew out of the guidance movement, in opposition to traditional psychotherapy. To understand what counseling is, you must first understand these two concepts.

Guidance

Guidance is the process of helping people make important choices that affect their lives, such as choosing a preferred life-style. While the decision-making aspect of guidance has long played an important role in the counseling process, the concept itself, as an often-used word in counseling, “has gone the way of ‘consumption’ in medicine” (Tyler, 1986, p. 153). It has more historical significance than present-day usage. 
Nevertheless, it sometimes distinguishes a way of helping that differs from the more encompassing word counseling.
One distinction between guidance and counseling is that while guidance focuses on helping individuals choose what they value most, counseling focuses on helping them make changes. Much of the early work in guidance occurred in schools: an adult would help a student make decisions, such as deciding on a vocation or course of study. That relationship was between unequals — teacher and pupil — and was beneficial in helping the less-experienced person find direction in life. Similarly, children have long received “guidance” from parents, ministers, scout leaders, and coaches. 
In the process they have gained an understanding of themselves and their world (Shertzer & Stone, 1981). This type of guidance will never become passé; no matter what the age or stage of life, a person often needs help in making choices. Yet such guidance is only one part of the overall service provided by professional counseling.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy (or therapy) traditionally focuses on serious problems associated with intrapsychic, internal, and personal issues and conflicts. Characteristically, it emphasizes the following issues (Pietrofesa, Hoffman, and Splete, 1984; Super, sychotherapists and clinical psychologists generally use the term psychotherapy to describe their work. Whether clients receive counseling or psychotherapy, however, os often determined by the professionals who provide the service (Trotzer & Trotzer, 1986). Some counseling theories are commonly referred to as therapies and can be used in either a counseling or therapy setting. There are other similarities in the counseling and psychotherapy process.
Generally, when making a distinction between psychotherapy and counseling, you should consider two criteria. First, psychotherapy usually involves a long-term relationship (20 to 40 sessions over a period of six months to two years) that focuses on reconstructive change. Counseling, on the other hand, tends to be ashort-term relationship (8 to 12 sessions spread over a period of less than six months) and focuses on the relationship of developmental and situational problems. Second, counseling is usually provided in outpatient settings (nonresidential buildings, such as schools or community agencies), whereas therapy is provided in both outpatient and inpatient settings (residential treatment facilities such as mental hospitals).

Counseling

Both the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA) have defined counseling on numerous occasions. Their definitions contain a number of common points, some of which follow.
Counseling is a profession. Practitioners should complete a prescribed course of study usually leading to a master’s degree or a doctorate degree. Counselors are members of organizations that set professional and ethical standards and promote state licensing and certification by national associations (Wittmer & Loesch, 1986). The process of certification and licensing and the adherence to ethical codes assure the public that the counselor meets minimal educational and professional standards. Counselors should possess personal qualities of maturity, empathy, and warmth. Overall, counseling is active and differs considerably from passively listening to problems.
Counseling deals with personal, social, vocational, empowerment, and educational concerns. Counselors work only in areas in which they have expertise. These areas may include intra- and interpersonal concerns related to school or college adjustment, mental health, aging, marriage or family issues, employment, and rehabilitation.
Counseling is conducted with persons who are considered to function within the “normal range”.Clients have adjustment, development, or situational concerns; and their problems require short-term intervention. They are not considered “sick” but “stuck”. Sometimes they just need information, but usually they are looking for a way to clarify and use the information they already possess.
Counseling is theory-based and takes place in a structured setting. Counselors draw from a number of theories and work in a structured environment, such as an office setting, with various individuals, groups and families.
Counseling is a process in which clients learn how to make decisions and formulate new ways of behaving, feeling, and thinking. Counselors focus on the goals their clients wish to achieve. Clients explore their present levels of functioning and the changes that must be made to achieve personal objectives. Thus, counseling involves both choice and change, evolving through distinct stages such as exploration, goal setting, and action (Brammer, 1993; Egan, 1990).
Counseling encompasses various subspecialties.Subspecialties include school or college counseling, marriage and family counseling, mental health counseling, gerontological counseling, rehabilitation counseling, addiction counseling, and career counseling. Each has specific educational and experimental requirements for the practitioners.

Thus, counseling can be more precisely defined as a relatively short-term, interpersonal, theory-based process of helping persons who are basically psychologically healthy resolve developmental and situational problems. Counseling activities are guided by ethical and legal standards and go through distinct stages from initiation to termination . Personal, social, vocational, and educational matters are all areas of concern; and the profession encompasses a number of subspecialties. A practitioner must complete a required course of study on either the master’s or doctoral level to be licensed or certified as a professional.

For more details visit wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counseling_psychology

(Source from web world)

June 2009

Your Children are Not your Children !

By |June 15th, 2009|

One of my friend asked me, “How to rear up my child”?

I did not say anything to him. Because, i myself do not know how to bring up the children in a proper way. But, I am certain in one thing that How not to rear them up and how not to impose my ideas and plans in to their head, for myself not certain about many things and particularly of the volatile future and its ever changing dimensions.
Here, just I want to offer my friends, the thoughts of “Kahlil Gibran” the most eminent poet and the versatile thinker of our age. (And how should one pronounce..Jibraan or Kibraan? People pronounce in both ways. Which one is correct?)
Please click the URL and go to His Wisdom-World !
– Yozen Balki

On Children

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that
His arrows may go swift and far.
Let our bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
 
-Kahlil Gibran

யோஜென் பெற்றோர்களுக்கு ஒரு வேண்டுகோள்! A Request to YoZenian Parents!

By |June 13th, 2009|

மட்டுமேவாழும்உலகமாகஒருநொடியில்மாற்றிஇருப்பார்களே!
 
 
சில பெற்றோர்கள்….
தமது குழந்தைகளை வளர்க்கவேண்டிய சிறுபிராயத்தில்
நெறிப்படுத்தி சரியாக வளைத்து வளர்க்காமல், பெரிய மரமானபிறகு அவர்களை நிமிர்த்தி நேராக்க கடும் முயற்சி செய்கின்றனர்.
முற்பகல் செய்தவை யாவும் பிற்பகலில் விளைவது இயற்கையின் நியதி!
சிறுவயதில் குழந்தைகளை ஒரு அடிமை போல் எண்ணி அடித்தும், உதைத்தும், திட்டியும், அவமானம் செய்தும் சோறு போட்டு உடல் மட்டும் வளர்த்துவிட்டு, பிறகு அந்தக் குழந்தைகள் சிந்திக்கும் பெரியபருவம் வந்ததும் எதிர்த்து பேசி ஏடாகூடம்
செய்வதைக்கண்டுஅத்தகைய பெற்றோர்கள் அதிர்ச்சி அடைகிறார்கள்.
பிறகு, அந்த இளைஞனை அல்லது இளைஞியை குணப்படுத்த அங்கும் இங்கும் அழைத்துசென்று ஆண்டுக்கணக்கில் ஓடிஅலைகிறார்கள்; பெரும் செலவு செய்தும் குணமடையாதது கண்டு உளம் வெதும்பி
கண்ணீர் வடிக்கிறார்கள்!
 
“எத்தைத்தின்றால்பித்தம்தெளியும்” என்றநிலையில்வசியம், மாந்திரிகம், வேள்விகள்செய்தல், கோவில்குளம்சுற்றுதல், பெயர்மாற்றுதல், வாஸ்து பார்த்தல், வண்ணக்கற்களில்மோதிரம்அணிதல், சாமியார்கால்களில்விழுதல், யோகாதியானம்செய்தல், அதுஇதுஎன்றுபாவம்நேரம்-பணம்-சக்தியைவிரயம்செய்கிறார்கள்.
 
மேற்படி “நிபுணர்களும்…??”, மணலைகயிறாகத்திரித்து, வானத்தை வளைப்பதாகஉறுதிகூறிநாட்களைகடத்திபணம்பறிக்கிறார்கள்! பணம் பறிக்காதசிலர் “புகழ்” பறிக்கஇதுபோன்றஉத்திகளைகையாள்கிறார்கள்! நூற்றில்ஒருவர் “காக்கைஉட்காரபனம்பழம்விழுந்தகதையாய்” கொஞ்சம் சரியானதுபோல்தோன்றினால்கூடஅவர்கள்மூலம்மேலும்கூட்டம்சேர்ந்து “நிபுணர்” புகழ்அடையஆரம்பித்துவிடுவார்.
 
செய்தி நிறுவனங்கள், மற்றும்அறிவியல்ஆய்வுக்கழகங்களுக்குஇதில்எந்தவிதசமூகப்பொறுப்பும்
இருப்பதில்லைஎன்பதுஆச்சர்யமானவிஷயம்!
 

அறிவியல்என்பது, பயன்நோக்கம்உடையது.
நூற்றுக்குநூறுபேர்பயன்பெறுகிறார்களாஎன்று
உறுதிசெய்யவேண்டியதுஅறிவியலின்கடமை.

குறைந்ததுநூற்றுக்குதொண்ணூறுபேர்பயன்அடிகிறார்கள், அட! குறைந்தபட்சம்எழுபது சதவிகிதம் பேர், என்றால்பரவாயில்லை! கண்பார்வைகுறைபாடுக்குசென்றநூறுபேரில்பத்துபேர்ஏதோகொஞ்சம்

பார்வைபெற்று, அந்தபத்துபேர்நூறுபேரைகூட்டிவரும்வியாபாரமாக இந்தக் கலி காலம் மாறிவிட்டது! மற்றபடிஅந்தநூறுபேரில்தொண்ணூறுபேர்பார்வைபறிபோனதுபற்றி

அல்லதுசரியாகததுபற்றிஎவருக்கும்எந்தஅறிவியலாளர்களுக்கும்இந்த

உலகத்தில்அக்கறைஇல்லைஎன்பதுமகாவிந்தை-வெட்கக்கேடு!

 
பெற்றோர்களும் “கூடுவிட்டுகூடு” பாய்வதைபோல, ஆட்களைமாற்றிக் கொண்டு, “நாங்கதான்சரியில்லை! “அவங்கசொன்னமாதிரிஎங்களாலதான்சரியாக “follow” பண்ணமுடியல” என்றுபேதைகளாகபிதற்றித்திரிவார்கள்!
 

ஆனால், அந்தவாலிபனோஉள்ளுக்குள்சிரித்துக்கொண்டேஒருவிதபழிவாங்கும்

உணர்வோடுபெற்றோர்களின்விருப்பத்துக்குஎதிராகசெயல்பட்டுதன்கடந்த

காலத்தைபழிதீர்த்துக்கொள்கிறான்.

அவனுக்குதான்நலமடைவதைவிடகெட்டவனாகஇருந்துதன்பெற்றோர்களை

பழிவாங்குவதேதலையாயஇலட்சியமாய்இருக்கிறது.

 
இதுபோன்றமனநோயாளிகளையும் மற்றும் பிறவிக் கோளாறுடன் பிறந்த பிணியாளர்கள்-ளையும் எந்தமனோதத்துவநிபுணர்களாலும்குணப்படுத்தஇயலாது.
 
அறுவைசிகிச்சைமேடைக்குஒருஉடம்புவந்துசேராமல்எப்படி
அறுவை-சிகிச்சைசெய்யமுடியாதோ, அதேபோன்று, தான்நலம்அடையவேண்டும்என்றபூரணஎண்ணம்இல்லாதஒருமனிதனை
வலுக்கட்டாயமாககூட்டிவந்துஇந்தஉலகத்தின்எந்தவொருசிறந்த
மனநலமருத்துவராலும்குணப்படுத்தஇயலாது.
“தான்ஏதோஒருவகையில்சரியில்லை”. “கொஞ்சமாவது நான் மாறவேண்டும்”,என்றஎண்ணம்இல்லாதஎந்தமனிதனையும்எந்தபுத்தராலும்மாற்றஇயலாது- அப்படி மாற்றுவதும் வழக்கத்தில் இல்லை.

அப்படிஇருந்திருந்தால்இந்நேரம்எத்தனையோஞானிகள்இந்தஉலகத்தை “நல்லவர்கள்” மட்டுமேவாழும்உலகமாகஒருநொடியில்மாற்றிஇருப்பார்களே!

 
“தட்டுங்கள்-திறக்கப்படும்!
கேளுங்கள்-கொடுக்கப்படும்!” என்பதுவிவிலியம்கூறும்ஒருநல்மொழி!
 
பாருங்கள்! கடவுளே சொல்கிறார்,
” நீதட்டு- நான்என்கதவைதிறக்கிறேன்!
“நீகேளு! நான்என்னிடம்உள்ளதைதருகிறேன்”, என்று!
அதாவது, யாரும்கேட்காமல்….. இங்குஎதுவும்கிடைக்காது, என்பது இவ்வுலகத்தின்தெளிவானதொருவேதம்.
 
அதுபுரியாமல்தான்மாறவேண்டும்என்றதீவிரவிருப்பமும், தகிக்கும் ஆசையும்இல்லாதஒருமனிதனைமாற்றமுயற்சிப்பதுவீண்வேலைஆகும்!
அதுஒருவீண்வேலைமட்டுமல்ல-காலவிரயம், சக்திவிரயம், பொருள்விரயம்!
 
ஆகவே! என்அருமை “யோஜென்” விரும்பிகளே!
அப்படிப்பட்ட, மாறவிருப்பம்இல்லாதஒருஜீவனையாரும்தயவுசெயதுஇங்கு
கூட்டிவரவேண்டாம்!
 
நாம் செய்யவேண்டிய நியாயமான பணிகளே இந்த உலகத்தில் ஆயிரம் உள்ளன!
 
எனவே, வலியோடும் துன்பத்தோடும் அழுபவர்களின் கண்களைத் துடைக்க
இந்த எனது கரங்கள் பயன்படட்டுமே!
 
மற்றபடி, பெற்றோர்கள்அல்லதுஉடன்பிறந்தவர்களை வேண்டுமென்றேஅழவைத்துக்கொண்டுஇருக்கும்
“தன்-முனைப்பு-ஜீவன்கள்”-ளை (Egocentric Psychopaths) காலம் மட்டுமே, தக்கசமயத்திலோ அல்லது அடுத்த
ஜன்மத்திலோ நெறிப்படுத்த இயlum!
மற்றபடி நான்
அல்லது நாம் உதவி செய்ய
அங்கு ஒன்றுமே இல்லை என்பதுதான்
கசப்பான உண்மையாகும்!

 

– மோகன் பாலகிருஷ்ணா

Are my perceptions 100% correct?

By |June 11th, 2009|

My mind says ” I am always correct in all of my views”…
It says further, my-religion, my-language, my-territory, my-culture
etc. etc..are superior than others!! Yes my mind says so, and subtly
believes so…and there comes are conflicts and wars.My mind judges everything which belongs not to me, condemns…blames
the other sides!!My question is… How to judge my own mind which judges “anything other than itself but everything under the sky” and its trustworthiness of Judging? 

 

-Yozen Balki

Find out a Good Hypnotherapist. Go Fast!!

By |June 11th, 2009|

Mr. Chezhian (my assumed name)!

Thank you for allowing me to put that case..which may enlighten some of our friends here!

Dear friend! From your statements I could figure out her problems to certain level. She might have been an “OCD” patient only, if she cleans up the floor, utensils or her hands & parts as often. This cleaning habit comes mostly for the patients who feel some guilt buried in to their sub-conscious mind. And the event or things caused the so-called guilt may not be worth considering, through the perception of the society.

But for them, in your case the lady who seems to be childish in nature, might be hurting one for her. And the Iron deficiency, your 3rd point, does not ever make the people to behave strangely and suspecting the dear friends as the “under cover police officers” either. Iron deficiency causes only the biological symptoms and never such psychological disorders. And your 8th point clearly says that she had severely suffered and affected by the unfriendly and prejudiced people in the past. The problem with this kind of OCD people is, they would not be amicable with others and they usually lacking the sociability.

They are childish in their mental growth to at least some degree due to the depression formed in the child hood days by the parents, teachers or the society. They might have seen or experienced some indigestible events in their earlier periods, which should have caused unbearable pain and an irreparable loss to their Sub-conscious mind. One thing is for sure, she is badly in need of a good hear-ted being to unburden herself. But at the same time from your 5th point it is subtle, that due to her inferiority complex instead of revealing it openly to you that how much you need to her, she goes in reversible way that she need not meet you and continue to be your friend. Rather she can go and get a nicer person than your self!! Her psychological expectation is that you should tell her that you could never survive without her companionship so that she could have some grip on this life and meaning to live on with you a good friend!.

At the same time her self-esteem shall not be questioned for begging some one’s love towards her!!.
Superiority complex and inferiority complex, both are same only in a single coin but placed back to back in position. One who poses herself superior, feels inwardly that she is inferior to others, but acting in the other way!

Solution is…if you can find out a good psychologist who knows hypnotherapy very well, who only can help her to go in to her sub conscious mind and eliminate some unwanted datas imprinted in the past and in turn can implant some positive suggestions permanently inside her inner mind.   

And, NOW look in to your self that is it really necessary to repair and re repair an half the quality machine, for the sake of some real worthiness in it. If at all some reason beyond your intellect and only known for your heart then go ahead and continue your friendship. Because, for certain relationship we can never say any logical justifications but only our Soul may feel it!!

 -Yozen Balki

Top 10 Positive Psychology Books

By |June 11th, 2009|

The Top 10 Book list was compiled by Positive Psychology expert Ben Dean, PhD and actually includes 11 titles (now that’s positive thinking!). Positive psychology is the scientific study of optimal human functioning, in short human happiness. The books below represent in Dean’s opinion the best cross-section of books on the subject. (Links to Amazon are provided.)

1. Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning
My father was a prisoner of war in Japan during World War II, so I’ve always had a special interest in Frankl’s moving account of his own experience as a prisoner in Auschwitz. This book describes these experiences and then his approach to therapy (logotherapy) which is based on his assumption that our deepest desire is to find meaning and purpose in life. I now believe that Frankl’s striking ability to surmount his concentration camp experience was due, in part, to a an unusually strong genetic predisposition toward hope and optimism.
2. Martin E. P. Seligman’s Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment
Marty Seligman, Ph.D. is the founding father of Positive Psychology with an extraordinary bio which you can peruse at www.authentichappiness.org. In this book he integrates theory and research to map out how to lead a life of positive emotion, engagement, and meaning. Use this book in conjunction with the assessments at www.authentichappiness.org. (If you don’t already have Marty’s Learned Optimism or The Optimistic Child, then I recommend adding these classics to your positive psychology library as well.)
3. C. R. Snyder and Shane Lopez’s Handbook of Positive Psychology
Published in 2001, the “Handbook” was the first systematic attempt to bring together the leading scholars in the, then, emerging field of positive psychology. Begins with an historical overview by Seligman. Ends assertively with “The Future of Positive Psychology: A Declaration of Independence.” Essential for any positive psychology library.
4. Lisa Aspinwall and Ursula Staudinger’s A Psychology of Human Strengths: Fundamental Questions and Future Directions for a Positive Psychology
If I were teaching a positive psychology class, this would be the textbook. The editors ask chapter contributors (including Daniel Kahneman, Walter Mischel, Robert Sternberg, Carol Ryff, and Alice Isen) to comment on the “potentials and pitfalls” of a psychology of human strengths.
5. Christopher Peterson and Martin E.P. Seligman’s Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification
The CSV, sometimes dubbed the “UnDSM is *the* must-have book for anyone interested in coaching and positive psychology. Each chapter is devoted to one of 24 Strengths–strengths such as curiosity, wisdom, zest, forgiveness, and gratitude. Once you or your clients take the VIA Strengths Survey at www.authentichappiness.org, look up your signature strengths in the Handbook.
6. Alex Linley and Stephen Joseph’s Positive Psychology in Practice
This is another must-have book for coaches. Rich with edited chapters by some of the leading figures in positive psychology who outline the implications of their work for practice. Filled with interesting ideas. In its foreword, Marty Seligman writes: “This volume is the cutting edge of positive psychology and the emblem of its future.”
7. Abraham H. Maslow’s Toward a Psychology of Being, 3rd Edition
Maslow has been called the grandfather of positive psychology. In this classic work (first published in 1968), Maslow writes about values, growth, well-being, peak experiences, and self-actualization.
8. Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatte’s The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life’s Hurdles
From the country’s preeminent resilience research team, psychologists Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatte. This book is superb. With an impressive integration of theory and research, it offers seven practical strategies that have been proven to increase people’s capacity to overcome adversity, negotiate daily obstacles, and bounce back from life-altering events. Highly recommended.
9. Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton’s Now, Discover Your Strengths
This is a must-read if you work with clients in business settings. Marcus Buckingham (author of First, Break All the Rules) and the late Don Clifton, Chair of the Gallup International Research & Education Center), call for a “strengths revolution” in the workplace. Their premise is that employees and managers can be much more effective at work and in life by building on their strengths (rather than working on their weaknesses). Their “StrengthsFinder”survey provides a nice complement to the VIA Strengths Survey.
10. Geoffrey Miller’s The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature
This is the most provocative book on the list. Evolutionary Psychologist Geoffrey Miller presents a compelling argument that character strengths such as creativity, humor, kindness, and leadership were shaped through sexual selection.
Finally, in the spirit of Positive Psychology, let me add an 11th book to my top ten list–a classic that should be on your bookshelf:
11. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
As you know, “flow” is the state in which we are so completely absorbed in a task that we barely notice the passage of time. According to Csikszentmihalyi (and the research he presents), the more challenging, flow-inducing activities we can introduce into our lives, the happier we are. Among other excellent books by Csikszentmihalyi is Finding Flow and Creativity. He also wrote a book with Howard Gardner and William Damon called Good Work that explores what it means to do socially responsible, excellent work.
A personal note: At one time, I thought “flow” was an either-or state. You were either in flow or not in flow. In fact, it’s more accurate to view it as a continuum. On a ten-point scale, you could be at four, at seven, at nine, and so on.
The first time I heard Marty (Seligman) speak, he shared a mnemonic to help remember how Csikszentmihalyi’s name is pronounced. Touch your “cheeks.” Then think (drugs) “sent me high”. So it’s “cheeks-sent-me-high” I still can’t spell his name, but I can finally pronounce it.
Courtesy: Web World

 

“YoZen Mind”. Here We Cure 1000s of Fears & Phobias !

By |June 11th, 2009|

List of 1000s of Phobias in our human mind!

Names of phobias: A
Ablutophobia – Fear of washing or bathing.
Acarophobia – Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching.
Acerophobia – Fear of sourness.
Achluophobia – Fear of darkness.
Acousticophobia – Fear of noise.
Aeroacrophobia – Fear of open high places.
Aeronausiphobia – Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.
Aerophobia – Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airborne noxious substances.
Agliophobia – Fear of pain.
Agoraphobia – Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets. Fear of leaving a safe place. Fear of crowds.
Agraphobia – Fear of sexual abuse.
Agrizoophobia – Fear of wild animals.
Agyrophobia – Fear of streets or crossing the street.
Aichmophobia – Fear of needles or pointed objects.
Ailurophobia – Fear of cats.
Albuminurophobia – Fear of kidney disease.
Alektorophobia – Fear of chickens.
Algophobia – Fear of pain.
Alliumphobia – Fear of garlic.
Allodoxaphobia – Fear of opinions.
Altophobia – Fear of heights.
Amathophobia – Fear of dust.
Amaxophobia – Fear of riding in a car.
Ambulophobia – Fear of walking.
Amnesiphobia – Fear of amnesia.
Amychophobia – Fear of scratches or being scratched.
Anablephobia – Fear of looking up.
Ancraophobia – Fear of wind.
Androphobia – Fear of men.
Anemophobia – Fear of air drafts or wind.
Anemophobia – Fear of wind.
Anginophobia – Fear of angina, choking of narrowness.
Anglophobia – Fear of England, English culture, etc.
Angrophobia – Fear of becoming angry.
Ankylophobia – Fear of immobility of a joint.
Anthophobia – Fear of flowers.
Anthrophobia – Fear of flowers.
Anthropophobia – Fear of people of society.
Antlophobia – Fear of floods.
Anuptaphobia – Fear of staying single.
Apeirophobia – Fear of infinity.
Aphenphosmphobia – Fear of being touched.
Apiphobia – Fear of bees.
Apotemnophobia – Fear of persons with amputations.
Arachibutyrophobia – Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
Arachnephobiba – Fear of spiders.
Arachnophobia – Fear of spiders.
Arithmophobia – Fear of numbers.
Arrhenophobia – Fear of men.
Arsonphobia – Fear of fire.
Ashenophobia – Fear of fainting or weakness.
Astraphobia – Fear of thunder and lightning.
Astrapophobia – Fear of thunder and lightning.
Astrophobia – Fear of stars and celestial space.
Asymmetriphobia – Fear of asymmetrical things.
Ataxiophobia – Fear of ataxia (muscular incoordination)
Ataxophobia – Fear of disorder or untidiness.
Atelophobia – Fear of imperfection.
Atephobia – Fear of ruin or ruins.
Athazagoraphobia – Fear of being forgotten or ignored or forgetting.
Atomosophobia – Fear of atomic explosions.
Atychiphobia – Fear of failure.
Aulophobia – Fear of flutes.
Auroraphobia – Fear of Northern Lights.
Autodysomophobia – Fear that one has a vile odor.
Automatonophobia – Fear of ventriloquist’s dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues-anything that falsely represents a sentient being.
Automysophobia – Fear of being dirty.
Autophobia – Fear of being alone or of oneself.
Aviatophobia – Fear of flying.
Aviophobia – Fear of flying.

<align=”left”>Names of phobias: B
Names of phobias
Bacillophobia – Fear of microbes
Bacteriophobia – Fear of bacteria.
Balenephobia – Fear of pins and needles.
Ballistophobia – Fear of missiles or bullets.
Barophobia – Fear of gravity.
Basiphobia – Inability to stand. Fear of walking or falling.
Basophobia – Inability to stand. Fear of walking or falling.
Bathophobia – Fear of depth.
Batonophobia – Fear of plants.
Batophobia – Fear of heights or being close to high buildings.
Batrachophobia – Fear of amphibians, such as frogs, newts, salamanders, etc.
Bibliophobia – Fear of books.
Blennophobia – Fear of slime.
Bogyphobia – Fear of bogies or the bogeyman.
Bolshephobia – Fear of Bolsheviks.
Bromidrophobia – Fear of body smells.
Bromidrosiphobia – Fear of body smells.
Brontophobia – Fear of thunder and lightning.
Bufonophobia – Fear of toads.

<align=”left”>Names of phobias: C
Names of phobias
Cacophobia – Fear of ugliness.
Cainophobia – Fear of newness, novelty.
Cainotophobia – Fear of newness, novelty.
Caligynephobia – Fear of beautiful women.
Cancerophobia – Fear of cancer.
Carcinophobia – Fear of cancer.
Cardiophobia – Fear of the heart.
Carnophobia – Fear of meat.
Catagelophobia – Fear of being ridiculed.
Catapedaphobia – Fear of jumping from high and low places.
Cathisophobia – Fear of sitting.
Catoptrophobia – Fear of mirrors.
Cenophobia – Fear of new things or ideas.
Centophobia – Fear of new things or ideas.
Ceraunophobia – Fear of thunder.
Chaetophobia – Fear of hair.
Cheimatophobia – Fear of cold.
chemophobia – Fear of chemicals or working with chemicals.
Cherophobia – Fear of gaiety.
Chionophobia – Fear of snow.
Chiraptophobia – Fear of being touched.
Cholerophobia – Fear of anger or the fear of cholera.
Chorophobia – Fear of dancing.
Chrematophobia – Fear of money.
Chromatophobia – Fear of colors.
Chrometophobia – Fear of money.
Chromophobia – Fear of colors.
Chronomentrophobia – Fear of clocks.
Chronophobia – Fear of time.
Cibophobia – Fear of food.
Claustrophobia – Fear of confined spaces.
Cleisiophobia – Fear of being locked in an enclosed place.
Cleithrophobia – Fear of being enclosed.,br> Cleithrophobia – Fear of being locked in an enclosed place.,br> Cleptophobia – Fear of stealing.
Climacophobia – Fear of stairs, climbing or of falling downstairs.
Clinophobia – Fear of going to bed.
Clithrophobia – Fear of being enclosed.
Cnidophobia – Fear of strings.
Coimetrophobia – Fear of cemeteries.
Coitophobia – Fear of coitus.
Cometophobia – Fear of comets.
Contreltophobia – Fear of sexual abuse.
Coprastasophobia – Fear of constipation.
Coprophobia – Fear of feces.
Coulrophobia – Fear of clowns.
Counterphobia – The preference by a phobic for fearful situations.
Cremnophobia – Fear of precipices.
Cryophobia – Fear fo extreme cold, ice or frost.
Crystallophobia – Fear of crystals or glass.
Cyberphobia – Fear of computers or working on a computer.
Cyclophobia – Fear of bicycles.
Cymophobia – Fear of waves or wave like motions.
Cynophobia – Fear of dogs or rabies.
Cyprianophobia – Fear of prostitutes / venereal disease.
Cypridophobia – Fear of prostitutes / venereal disease.
Cyprinophobia – Fear of prostitutes / venereal disease.
Cypriphobia – Fear of prostitutes / venereal disease.

<align=”left”>The Names of phobias: D
Names of phobias
Daemonophobia – Fear of demons.
Decidophobia – Fear of making decisions.
Defecaloesiphobia – Fear of painful bowels movements.
Deipnophobia – Fear of dining and dinner conversation.
Dematophobia – Fear of skin lesions.
Dementophobia – Fear of insanity.
Demonophobia – Fear of demons.
Demophobia – Fear of crowds.
Dendrophobia – Fear of trees.
Dentophobia – Fear of dentist.
Dermatophathophobia – Fear of skin disease.
Dermatophobia – Fear of skin disease.
Dermatosiophobia – Fear of skin disease.
Dextrophobia – Fear of objects at the right side of the body.
Diabetophobia – Fear of diabetes.
Didaskaleinophobia – Fear of going to school.
Diderodromophobia – Fear of trains, railroads or train travel.
Dikephobia – Fear of justice.
Dinophobia – Fear of dizziness or whirlpools.
Diplophobia – Fear of double vision.
Dipsophobia – Fear drinking.
Dishabiliophobia – Fear of undressing in front of someone.
Domatophobia – Fear of houses or being in a home.
Doraphobia – Fear of fur or skins of animals
. Dromophobia – Fear of crossing streets.
Dutchphobia – Fear of the Dutch.
Dysmorphophobia – Fear of deformity.
Dystychiphobia – Fear of accidents.

<align=”left”>Names of phobias: E
Names of phobias
Ecclesiophobia – Fear of church.
Ecophobia – Fear of home.
Eicophobia – Fear of home surroundings.
Eisoptrophobia – Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror.
Electrophobia – Fear of electricity.
Eleutherophobia – Fear of freedom.
Elurophobia – Fear of cats.
Emetophobia – Fear of vomiting.
Enetophobia – Fear of pins.
Enissophobia – Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticism.
Enochlophobia – Fear of crowds.
Enosiophobia – Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticism.
Entomophobia – Fear of insects.
Eosophobia – Fear of dawn or daylight.
Epistaxiophobia – Fear of nosebleeds.
Epistemphobia – Fear of knowledge.
Equinophobia – Fear of hourse.
Eremophobia – Fear of being oneself or of loneliness.
Ereuthophobia – Fear of redlights. Fear of blushing. Fear of red.
Ereuthrophobia – Fear of blushing.
Ergasiophobia – Fear of work or functioning. Surgeon’s fear of operating.
Ergophobia – Fear of work.
Erotophobia – Fear of sexual love or sexual questions.
Erythrophobia – Fear of redlights. Fear of blushing. Fear of red.
Erytophobia- Fear of redlights. Fear of blushing. Fear of red.
Euphobia – Fear of hearing good news.
Eurotophobia – Fear of female genitalia.
<align=”left”>Names of phobias: F
Names of phobias
Febriphobia – Fear of fever.
Felinophobia – Fear of cats.
Fibriophobia – Fear of fever.
Fibriphobia – Fear of fever.
Francophobia – Fear of France, French culture.
<align=”left”>Names of phobias: G
Names of phobias
Galeophobia – Fear of cats.
Galiophobia – Fear of France, French culture.
Gallophobia – Fear of France, French culture.
Gamophobia – Fear of marriage.
Gatophobia – Fear of cats.
Geliophobia – Fear of laughter.
Geniophobia – Fear of chins.
Genophobia – Fear of sex.
Genuphobia – Fear of knees.
Gephydrophobia – Fear of crossing bridges.
Gephyrophobia – Fear of crossing bridges.
Gephysrophobia – Fear of crossing bridges.
Gerascophobia – Fear of growing old.
Germanophobia – Fear of Germany, German culture, etc.
Gerontophobia – Fear of old people or of growing old.
Geumaphobia – Fear of taste.
Geumophobia – Fear of taste.
Gnosiophobia – Fear of knowledge.
Graphophobia – Fear of writing or handwriting.
Gymnophobia – Fear of nudity.
Gynephobia – Fear of women.
Gynophobia – Fear of women.
<align=”left”>Names of phobias: H
Names of phobias
Hadephobia – Fear of hell.
Hagiophobia – Fear of saints or holy things.
Hamartophobia – Fear of sinning.
Haphephobia – Fear of being touched.
Haptephobia – Fear of being touched.
Harpaxophobia – Fear of being robbed.
Hedonophobia – Fear of feeling pleasure.
Heliophobia – Fear of the sun.
Hellenologophobia – Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.
Helminthophobia – Fear of being infested with worms.
Hemaphobia – Fear of blood.
Hematophobia – Fear of blood.
Hemophobia – Fear of blood.
Hereiophobia – Fear of challenges to official doctrine / of radical deviation.
Heresyphobia – Fear of challenges to official doctrine / radical deviation.
Herpetophobia – Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things.
Heterophobia – Fear of the opposite sex.
Hierophobia – Fear of priest or sacred things.
Hippophobia – Fear of horses.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – Fear of long words.
Hobophobia – Fear of bums or beggars.
Hodophobia – Fear of road travel.
Homichlophobia – Fear of fog.
Homilophobia – Fear of sermons.
Hominophobia – Fear of men.
Homophobia – Fear of sameness, monotony or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.
Hoplophobia * Fear of firearms.
Hormephobia – Fear of shock.
Hydrargyophobia – Fear of mercurial medicines.
Hydrophobia – Fear of water of of rabies.
Hydrophobophobia – Fear or rabies.
Hyelophobia – Fear of glass.
Hygrophobia – Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture.
Hylephobia – Fear of materialism or the fear of epilepsy.
Hylophobia – Fear of forests.
Hynophobia – Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized.
Hypegiaphobia – Fear of responsibility.
Hypengyophobia – Fear of responsibility.
Hypsiphobia – Fear of height.
<align=”left”>Names of phobias: I
Names of phobias
Iatrophobia – Fear of going to the doctor or doctors.
Ichthyophobia – Fear of fish.
Ideophobia – Fear of ideas.
Illyngophobia – Fear of vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down.
insectophobia – fear of insects.
Iophobia – Fear of poison.
Isolophobia – Fear of solitude, being alone.
Isopterophobia – Fear of termites, insects that eat wood.
Ithyphallophobia – Fear of seeing, thinking about, or having an erect penis.
<align=”left”>The Names of phobias: J
Names of phobias
Japanophobia – Fear of Japanese.
Judeophobia – Fear of Jews.
<align=”left”>The Names of phobias: K
Names of phobias
Kainolophobia – Fear of novelty.
Kainophobia – Fear of anything new, novelty.
Kakorrhaphiophobia – Fear of failure or defeat.
Katagelophobia – Fear of ridicule.
Kathisophobia – Fear of sitting down.
Kenophobia – Fear of voids or empty spaces.
Keraunophobia – Fear of thunder and lightning.
Kinesophobia – Fear of movement or motion.
Kinetophobia – Fear of movement or motion.
Kleptophobia – Fear of movement or motion.
Koinoniphobia – Fear of rooms.
Kolpophobia – Fear of genitals, particularly female.
Koniophobia – Fear of dust.
Kopophobia – Fear of fatigue.
Kosmikophobi – Fear of cosmic phenomenon.
Kymophobia – Fear of waves.
Kynophobia – Fear of rabies.
Kyphophobia – Fear of stooping.
<align=”left”>Names of phobias: L
Names of phobias
Lachanophobia – Fear of vegetables.
Laliophobia – Fear of speaking.
Lalophobia – Fear of speaking.
Lepraphobia – Fear of leprosy.
Leprophobia – Fear of leprosy.
Leukophobia – Fear of the color white.
Levophobia – Fear of things to the left side of the body.
Ligyrophobia – Fear of loud noises.
Lilapsophobia – Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes.
Limnophobia – Fear of lakes.
Linonophobia – Fear of string.
Liticaphobia – Fear of lawsuits.
Lockiophobia – Fear fo childbirth.
Logizomechanophobia – Fear of computers.
Logophobia – Fear of words.
Luiphobia – Fear of lues, syphilis.
Lutraphobia – Fear of otters.
Lygophobia – Fear of darkness.
Lysssophobia – Fear of rabies or of becoming mad.
<align=”left”>The Names of phobias: M
Names of phobias
Macrophobia – Fear of long waits.
Mageirocophobia *- Fear of cooking.
Maieusiophobia – Fear of childbirth.
Malaxophobia – Fear of love play.
Maniaphobia – Fear of insanity.
Mastigophobia – Fear of punishment.
Mechanophobia – Fear of machines.
Medomalacuphobia – Fear of losing an erection.
Medorthophobia – Fear of an erect penis.
Megalophobia – Fear of large things.
Melanophobia – Fear of the color black.
Melissophobia – Fear of bees.
Melophobia – Fear of hatred or music.
Meningitiophobia – Fear of brain disease.
Merinthophobia – Fear of being bound or tied up.
Mertophobia – Fear or hatred of poetry.
Metallophobia – Fear of metal.
Metathesiophobia – Fear of changes.
Meterorophobia – Fear of Meteors.
Methyphobia – Fear of alcohol.
Microbiophobia – Fear of microbes.
Microphobia – Fear of small things.
Misophobia – Fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs.
Mnemophobia – Fear of memories.
Molysmophobia – Fear of dirt or contamination.
Molysomophobia – Fear of dirt or contamination.
Monopathophobia – Fear of definite disease.
Monophobia – Fear of solitude or being alone.
Monophobia – Fear of menstruation.
Motorphobia – Fear of automobiles.
Mottophobia – Fear of moths.
Murophobia – Fear of mice.
Musophobia – Fear of mice.
Mycophobia – Fear or aversion to mushrooms.
Mycrophobia – Fear of small things.
Myctophobia – Fear of darkness.
Myrmecophobia – Fear of ants.
Mysophobia – Fear of germs or contamination or dirt.
Mythophobia – Fear of myths or stories or false statements.
Myxophobia – Fear of slime.
<align=”left”>The Names of phobias: N
Names of phobias
Namatophobia – Fear of names.
Nebulaphobia – Fear of fog.
Necrophobia – Fear of death or or dead things.
Nelophobia – Fear of glass.
Neopharmaphobia – Fear of new drugs.
neophobia – Fear of anything new.
Nephophobia – Fear of clouds.
Noctiphobia – Fear of the night.
Nosemaphobia – Fear of becoming ill.
Nosocomephobia – Fear of hospitals.
Nosophobia – Fear of becoming ill.
Nostophobia – Fear of returning home.
Novercaphobia – Fear of your step-mother.
Nucleomituphobia – Fear of nuclear weapons.
Nudophobia – Fear of nudity.
Numerophobia – Fear of numbers.
Nyctohlophobia – Fear of dark wooded areas, of forest at night.
Nyctophobia – Fear of the dark or of the night.
<align=”left”>The Names of phobias: O
Names of phobias
Obesophobia – Fear of gaining weight.
Ochlophobia – Fear of crowds or mobs.
Ochophobia – Fear of vehicles.
Octophobia – Fear of the figure 8.
Odontophobia – Fear of teeth or dental surgery.
Odynephobia – Fear of pain.
Odynophobia – Fear of pain.
Oenophobia – Fear of wines.
Oikophobia – Fear of home surroundings, house.
Oikophobia – Fear of houses or being in a house.
Oikophobia – Fear of home surroundings.
Olfactophobia – Fear of smells.
Ombrophobia – Fear of rain or being rained on.
Ommatophobia – Fear of eyes.
Ommetaphobia – Fear of eyes.
Oneirogmophobia – Fear of wet dreams.
Oneirophobia – Fear of dreams.
Onomatophobia – Fear of hearing a certain word or names.
Ophidiophobia – Fear of snakes.
Opthalmophobia – Fear of being stared at.
Optophobia – Fear of opening one’s eyes.
Ornithophobia – Fear of birds.
Orthophobia – Fear of property.
Osmophobia – Fear of smells or odors.
Osphesiophobia – Fear of smells or odors.
Ostraconophobia – Fear of shellfish.
Ouranophobia – Fear of heaven.
<align=”left”>The Names of phobias: P
Names of phobias
Pagophobia – Fear of ice or frost.
Panophobia – Fear of everything.
Panthophobia – Fear of suffering and disease.
Pantophobia – Fear of everything.
Papaphobia – Fear fo the Pope.
Papyrophobia – Fear of paper.
Paralipophobia – Fear of neglecting duty or responsibility.
Paraphobia – Fear of sexual perversion.
Parasitophobia – Fear of parasites.
Paraskavedekatriaphobia – Fear of Friday the 13th.
Parthenophobia – Fear of virgins or young girls.
Parturiphobia – Fear of childbirth.
Pathophobia – Fear of disease.
Patroiophobia – Fear of heredity.
Peccatophobia – Fear of sinning. (imaginary crime)
Pediculophobia – Fear of lice.
Pediophobia – Fear of dolls.
Pedophobia – Fear of children.
Peladophobia – Fear of bald people.
Pellagrophobia – Fear of pellagra.
Peniaphobioa – Fear of poverty.
Pentheraphobia – Fear of mother-in-law.
Phagophobia – Fear of swallowing or eating or of being eaten.
Phalacrophobia – Fear of becoming bald.
Phallophobia – Fear of penis, esp erect.
Pharmacophobia – Fear of taking medicine.
Pharmacophobia – Fear of drugs.
Phasmophobia – Fear of ghost.
Phengophobia – Fear of daylight or sunshine.
Philemaphobia – Fear of kissing.
Philematophobia – Fear of kissing.
Philophobia – Fear of falling in love or being in love.
Philosophobia – Fear of philosophy.
Phobophobia – Fear of phobias.
Phonophobia – Fear of noises or voices or one’s own voice; of telephones.
Photoaugliaphobia – Fear of glaring lights.
Photophobia – Fear of light.
Phronemophobia – Fear of thinking.
Phthiriophobia – Fear of lice.
Phthisiophobia – Fear of tuberculosis.
Placophobia – Fear of tombstones.
Plutophobia – Fear of wealth.
Pluviophobia – Fear of rain or of being rained on.
Pneumatiphobia – Fear of spirits.
Pnigerophobia – Fear of choking or of being smothered.
Pnigophobia – Fear of choking or of being smothered.
Pocrescophobia – Fear of gaining weight.
Pocresophobia – Fear of gaining weight.
Pogonophobia – Fear of beards.
Poinephobia – Fear of punishment.
Poliosophobia – Fear of contracting poliomyelitis.
Politicophobia – Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians.
Polyphobia – Fear of many things.
Ponophobia – Fear of overworking or of pain.
Porphyrophobia – Fear of the color purple.
Potamophobia – Fear of rivers or running water.
Potophobia – Fear of alcohol.
Proctophobia – Fear or rectum.
Prosophobia – Fear of progress.
Psellismophobia – Fear of stuttering.
Psychophobia – Fear of mind.
Psychrophobia – Fear of cold.
Pteromerhanophobia – Fear of flying.
Pteronophobia – Fear of being tickled by feathers.
Pupaphobia – Fear of puppets.
Pyrexiophobia – Fear of fever.
Pyrophobia – Fear of fire.
<align=”left”>Names of phobias: Q
Names of phobias
<align=”left”>The A – Names of phobias: R
Names of phobias
Radiophobia – Fear of radiation, x-rays.
Ranidaphobia – Fear of frogs.
Rectophobia – Fear of rectum or rectal diseases.
Rhabdophobia – Fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod, or of being severely criticized. Also fear of magic. (wand)
Rhypophobia – Fear of defecation.
Rhytiphobia – Fear of getting wrinkles.
Rupophobia – Fear of dirt.
Russophobia – Fear of Russians.
<align=”left”>Names of phobias: S
Names of phobias
Samhainophobia – Fear of Halloween.
Sarmassophobia – Fear of love play.
Sarmassophobia – Fear of love play.
Satanophobia – Fear of Satin.
Scabiophobia – Fear of scabies.
Scatophobia – Fear of fecal matter.
Scelerophobia – Fear of bad men, burglars.
Sciaphobia – Fear of shadows.
Sciophobia – Fear of shadows.
Scoionophobia – Fear of school.
Scoleciphobia – Fear of worms.
Scopophobia – Fear of being seen or stared at.
Scoptophobia – Fear of being seen or stared at.
Scotomaphobia – Fear of blindness in visual field.
Scotophobia – Fear of darkness.
Scriptophobia – Fear of writing in public.
Selaphobia – Fear of light flashes.
Selenophobia – Fear of the moon.
Seplophobia – Fear of decaying matter.
Sesquipedalophobia – Fear of long words.
Sexophobia – Fear of the opposite sex.
Sexophobia – Fear of the opposite sex.
Siderophobia – Fear of stars.
Sinistrophobia – Fear of things to the left, left-handed.
Sinophobia – Fear of Chinese, Chinese culture.
Sitiophobia – Fear of food.
Sitiophobia – Fear of food or eating.
Sitophobia – Fear of food or eating.
Sitophobia – Fear of food.
Snakephobia – Fear of snakes.
Soceraphobia – Fear of parents-in-law.
Social Phobia – Fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations.
Sociophobia – Fear of society or people in general.
Somniphobia – Fear of sleep.
Sophophobia – Fear of learning.
Soteriophobia – Fear of dependence on others.
Spacephobia – Fear of outer space.
Spectrophobia – Fear of specters or ghosts.
Spermatophobia – Fear of germs.
Spermophobia – Fear of germs.
Spheksophobia – Fear of wasps.
Stasibasiphobia – Fear fo standing or walking.
Stasiphobia – Fear of standing or walking.
Staurophobia – Fear of crosses or the crucifix.
Stenophobia – Fear of narrow things or places.
Stigiophobia – Fear of hell.
Stygiophobia – Fear of hell.
Suriphobia – Fear of mice.
Symbolophobia – Fear of symbolism.
Symmetrophobia – Fear of symmetry.
Syngenesophobia – Fear of relatives.
Syphilophobia – Fear of syphilis.
<align=”left”>Names of phobias: T
Names of phobias
Tachophobia – Fear of speed.
Taeniophobia – Fear of tapeworms.
Teniophobia – Fear of tapeworms.
Taphephobia – Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries.
Taphophobia – Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries.
Tapinophobia – Fear of being contagious.
Taurophobia – Fear of bulls.
Technophobia – Fear of technology.
Teleophobia – Fear fo difinite plans. Fear of Religious ceremony.
Telephonophobia – Fear of telephones.
Teratophobia – Fear of bearing a deformed child or fear of monsters or deformed people.
Testaphobia – Fear of taking test.
Tetanophobia – Fear of lockjaw, tetnus.
Teutophobia – Fear of German or German things.
Textophobia – Fear of certain fabrics.
Thaasophobia – Fear of sitting.
Thalassophobia – Fear of the sea.
Thanatophobia – Fear of death or dying.
Thantophobia – Fear of death or dying.
Theatrophobia – Fear of theaters.
Theophobia – Fear of gods or religion.
Theologicophobia – Fear of theology.
Thermophobia – Fear of heat.
Tocophobia Fear of pregnancy or childbirth.
Tomophobia – Fear of surgical operations.
Tonitrophobia – Fear of thunder.
Topophobia – Fear of certain places or situations, such as stage fright.
Toxiphobia – Fear of poison or of being accidently poisoned.
Toxophobia – Fear of poison or of being accidently poisoned.
Toxicophobia – Fear of poison or of being accidently poisoned.
Traumatophobia – Fear of injury.
Tremophobia – Fear of trembling.
Trichinophobia – Fear of trichinosis.
Trichopathophobia – Fear of hair.
Trichophobia – Fear of hair.
Hypertrichophobia – Fear of hair.
Triskaidekaphobia – Fear of the number 13.
Tropophobia – Fear of moving or making changes.
Trypanophobia – Fear of injections.
Tuberculophobia – Fear of tuberculosis.
Tyrannophobia – Fear of tyrants.
<align=”left”>The Names of phobias: U
Names of phobias
Uranophobia – Fear of heaven.
Urophobia – Fear of urine or urinating.
The Names of phobias: U
Names of phobias
Vaccinophobia – Fear of vaccination.
Venustraphobia – Fear of beautiful women.
Verbophobia – Fear of words.
Verminophobia – Fear of germs.
Vestiphobia – Fear of clothing.
Virginitiphobia – Fear of rape.
Vitricophobia – Fear of step-father.
<align=”left”>Names of phobias: W
Names of phobias
Walloonphobia – Fear of Walloons.
Wiccaphobia – Fear of witches and witchcraft.
<align=”left”>Names of phobias: X
Names of phobias
Xanthophobia – Fear of the color yellow or the word yellow.
Xenophobia – Fear of strangers or foreigners.
Xerophobia – Fear of dryness.
Xylophobia – Fear of wooden objects. Forests.
<align=”left”>Names of phobias: Y
Names of phobias

Names of phobias: Z
Names of phobias
Zelophobia – Fear of jealousy.
Zeusophobia – Fear of God or gods.
Zemmiphobia – Fear of the great mole rat.
Zoophobia – Fear of animals.

 

“FEAR” quotations !

By |June 11th, 2009|

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”
—- FDR – First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933


“One of the things which danger does to you after a time is -, well, to kill emotion. I don’t think I shall ever feel anything again except fear. None of us can hate anymore – or love.”
—- Graham Greene – The Confidential Agent (1939)“What are fears but voices airy?
Whispering harm where harm is not.
And deluding the unwary
Till the fatal bolt is shot!”
—- Wordsworth

“Fear – jealousy – money – revenge – and protecting someone you love.”
—- Frederick Knott – Max Halliday, listing the five important motives for murder, Dial M for Murder (1952)

“What potions have I drunk of Siren tears,
Distill’d from limbecks foul as hell within,
Applying fears to hopes, and hopes to fears,
Still losing when I saw myself to win!”
—- Will – Sonnets

“Fear is a tyrant and a despot, more terrible than the rack, more potent than the snake.”
—- Edgar Wallace – The Clue of the Twisted Candle (1916)

“- Tush! Tush! Fear little boys with bugs.”
—- Will – The Taming of the Shrew

“All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears–of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, or speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words “Some Assembly Required.”
—- Dave Barry

“Am I afraid of high notes? Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?”
—- Luciano Pavarotti

“Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.”
—- German Proverb

“Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark.”
—- Francis Bacon


“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.”
— H.P. Lovecraft

“In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly.”
—- Coleridge

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
— Frank Herbert, Dune – Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear

“A man who has been in danger,
When he comes out of it forgets his fears,
And sometimes he forgets his promises.”
—- Euripides – Iphigenia in Tauris (414-12 BC) “He either fears his fate too much,Or his deserts are small,
That puts it not unto the touch
To win or lose it all”
—- James Graham – Marquis of Montrose

“I have almost forgot the taste of fears.
The time has been my senses would have cool’d
To hear a night shriek, and my fell of hair
Would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir
As life were in’t. I have supp’d full with horrors;
Direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts,
Cannot once start me.”
—- Will – Macbeth “Being frightened is an experience you can’t buy.”—- Anthony Price – Sion Crossing (1984) “What we fear comes to pass more speedily than what we hope.”—- Publilius Syrus – Moral Sayings (1st C B.C.) “Solitude scares me. It makes me think about love, death, and war. I need distraction from anxious, black thoughts.”

—- Brigitte Bardot “Why are we scared to die? Do any of us remember being scared when we were born?”

—- Trevor Kay “A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.”

—- Edgar Watson Howe – Country Town Sayings (1911) Courage is not the lack of fear but the ability to face it.”

—- Lt. John B. Putnam Jr. (1921-1944)

List of different types of Doctors and their descriptions

By |June 11th, 2009|

psychiatrist – mental health
podiatrist – foot doctor
optometrist – eye doctor
dentist – tooth doctor
urologist – deals with bladder
obstetrician – deals with pregnancy and birth
pediatrician – child doctor
oncologist- cancer doctor
neurologist – brain and nerves
cardiologist – heart
nephrologists – kidney doctor
rheumatologist – treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints,
                         muscles and bones
dermatologist – skin
endocrinologist – thyroid and ductless glands
gastrologist – digestive system