You are worried about computers, technological advances, or the web if you have cyberphobia. Cyberphobia is a condition in which a person has an excessive dread of using their smartphone. Cyberphobia is a type of phobia that is characterized by excessive and illogical dread. While many individuals find using a computer, navigating the Internet, and installing apps on their phones to be simple, others feel scared by these technologies, some of which are dangerous. Phobia is fear. The development of technology in modern society has given rise to a new word, cyberphobia, which combines the words cyber, which means “technology” or “internet,” and phobia, which comes from the Greek word Phobos, which means “fear or dread.”
The dread of technology, known as cyberphobia, is distinct from technophobia, which is the fear of utilizing technology. For example, By definition, all phobias are illogical, yet phobic thoughts, regardless of what the dreadful object or circumstance is, cause genuine worry and tension in the sufferer, and cynophobia is no exception. Though the frightening object or circumstance may appear ‘ridiculous’ or stupid to others, the person suffering from cyberphobia is well aware that the difficulty he is dealing with is genuine and is causing pain. We at Wolverhampton Hypnotherapy are very aware of this and will take your concerns about technology very seriously. For many years, psychologists have known that our brains are more than capable of creating a true biological reaction to any given scenario and that the Cyberphobia afflicted will feel actual dread as long as they “think” that the item or event they fear is dangerous to them.
Anxiety attacks Inability to Unwind Feelings of vertigo Prickly feelings Palpitations Experiencing aches and pains Mouth that is dry and sticky Sweating Excessively Shortness of breath Cyberphobia symptoms are usually reflexive and overwhelming, and they might appear to take over a person’s thinking, leading to excessive attempts to avoid the dreaded item or scenario, which are referred to as “Safety” or “Avoidance” behaviors. Unfortunately, for the patient, these safety behaviors have the opposite effect, reinforcing rather than resolving the fear! The anxiety of technology can stem from bad psychological situations that are either direct or indirect connection to the item or contextual fear. Symptoms are often “nonormalized “accepted” as limiting ideas in a person’s life over time – “I’ve learned to live with it.”In many situations, when more complex safety behaviors and practices are created, Cyberphobia may have gotten worse over time. The good news is that a course of Cognitive Therapy will greatly assist the overwhelming amount of persons who suffer from a phobia of technology.