How to Get Rid of Trypophobia Using Hypnosis

Get Rid of Trypophobia Using Hypnosis

Get Rid of Trypophobia Using Hypnosis

A Clinical Hypnotist Can Remove Your Fear of Holes Forever

There are NO trigger images or Trypophobia tests in this blog!!!


You can get rid of Trypophobia using hypnosis; it’s true! A Trypophobe fan approached us after viewing our YouTube Video: How to Remove Fear of Bugs Using Hypnosis. Megan shared her fear of holes with us. It was so touching that we decided to investigate this fear of holes further so that we can help spread awareness in the Trypophobe community on how hypnosis can help get rid of the phobia once and for all.

In honor of #FanFriday, we’re dedicating this hypnosis article to Megan who wrote into our YouTube channel.

“I wish hypnosis could help my Trypophobia (fear of patterns of holes and bumps). Don’t think I am susceptible enough, but wish I was. Can people train their brains to be more susceptible?” – Megan

What is Trypophobia?

The Trypophobia definition is, “a proposed phobia (intense, irrational fear, or anxiety) of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps. The term is believed to have been coined by a participant in an online forum in 2005.” Trypophobia is pronounced trip-a-fo-bee-a and you can also hear an example of how it’s pronounced in this YouTube video: How to Pronounce Trypophobia.

Examples of images or objects that set off a Trypophobia reaction:

  • Sponges
  • Crumpets
  • Wasp Nests
  • Pumice
  • Cavities in Teeth
  • Condensation on a Bottle
  • Soap Bubbles
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Honeycomb
  • Coral
  • Bug Tunnels in Wood
  • Aerate Chocolate
  • Fleshly Bloomed Lotus Seed Pods
  • Acorn Patterns in Trees
  • Sandstone Structures
  • Holes in Concrete
  • Pancake Batter
  • Enlarged Pores in Skin
  • Bone Marrow
  • Veins in Meat
  • Lotus Pods Photo-Shopped in Skin, Hands, Tongues, etc.
  • Any Object Containing a Cluster of Holes



How Do You Get Trypophobia?

The fear of holes isn’t recognized as a genuine phobia with the American Psychology Association or the American Psychiatrist Association. The majority of psychologists and psychiatrists believe that most people are simply disgusted by images and objects containing a cluster of holes. They explain that having an aversion to something is not the same as having a genuine phobia. Despite their statements on the matter, roughly 16% of people suffer from an aversion to holes. We believe this warrants a closer examination into the fear of holes.

Psychological Science recently performed a study and found, “that a range of potentially dangerous animals also possess this spectral characteristic. We argue that although sufferers are not conscious of the association, the phobia arises in part because the inducing stimuli share basic visual characteristics with dangerous organisms, characteristics that are low level and easily computed, and therefore facilitate a rapid non conscious response.”

Taking this information into consideration, you could have developed your fear of holes by:

  • Your subconscious warning you of dangers associated with holey objects;
  • A traumatic childhood experience surrounding clusters of holes; or,
  • Simply identifying with someone who described their fear of holes with you.



What Are the Symptoms of Trypophobia?

There is a broad range of symptoms that have been reported by Trypophobes, but here are a few popular reactions to seeing a cluster of holes:

  • Panic Attacks
  • Migraines or Painful Headaches
  • Skin Crawling
  • Sudden Itchiness or Itchy Goosebumps
  • Instant Nausea or Upset Stomach
  • Hot Sweats
  • Racing heart
  • Extreme Feelings of Fear and/or Dread



How Can Hypnosis Cure Trypophobia?

A Clinical Hypnotist can easily get rid of Trypophobia using hypnosis. Many fears are rooted in your subconscious and your dramatic fear of holes is no exception. A professional hypnotherapist can help you rewire your brain to replace your fear with a more healthy embedded suggestion. In a series of small steps, you can be on your way to being phobia free.

  • The hypnotist will discuss your fear of holes prior to the hypnotherapy session. He or she will have a conversation about what you’re feeling on a conscious level.
  • A clinical hypnotist will then guide you into a hypnotic state so they can have a conversation with your subconscious. Your hypnotist will discover the root of the problem during this step. Only when the root of the phobia is found can you begin to rewire the way you feel about the fear.
  • While under hypnosis, the certified hypnotherapist will begin to embed positive messages for your subconscious to accept as the truth.
  • A hypnotherapy session to remove the fear of holes can take up to 90 minutes in total. Find a hypnotist that will provide you with a digital recording of the session. This will allow you to continue to follow up with the process over the next 30 days.
  • After your initial session has concluded, you will be able to finally tolerate the sight of clusters of holes; the cure is instant.



Request a Hypnosis MP3 to Cure Trypophobia!

The Incredible Hypnotist is constantly working on audio hypnosis sessions that you can use from the comfort of your home. Richard Barker offers private hypnotherapy sessions and you can find information about the 1-on-1 sessions here on our website: Private Hypnotherapy Session Video. However, these private hypnosis sessions are in high demand and as such, they require a sizable investment.

If you can’t afford a private session with world-renowned hypnotist, Richard Barker, there is another solution. You can request that Richard record a digital recording of a hypnotherapy session to remove your fear of holes. Richard’s hypnosis audio sessions cost as little as $25. All you have to do is contact Richard directly by filling out this hypnosis contact form now.

We hope this article has given the Trypophobia community some hope in finding a cure with hypnosis. Please share this article with anyone that is suffering from Trypophobia and show them that a cure is not hopeless.


Read the full YouTube comment conversation that started this #FanFriday article.

For her contributions, Megan will be provided a free MP3 hypnotherapy session when it’s created. We love hearing from fans and thank her immensely for bringing awareness to this common phobia.

Megan: “I wish hypnosis could help my Trypophobia (fear of patterns of holes and bumps). Don’t think I am susceptible enough, but wish I was. Can people train their brains to be more susceptible?”

Richard Barker: “Megan, I’m sorry you’re having to cope with Trypophobia. 🙁 Have you ever tried hypnosis? You might surprise yourself. If you’d like to build up your susceptibility, try practicing self-hypnosis or simply adding meditation to your daily routines. This will help you learn to quiet your mind and exercise your ability to focus intently. You may also want to try some imagination exercises to build up creativity (this will help you to be as imaginative as possible when going under hypnosis). Lastly, but most importantly, in order for hypnosis to truly work, you have to will it and want it to work with every fiber of your being. Maybe reading up on the history and science of hypnosis will give you the confidence to seek out hypnosis as a cure for your phobia. But again, it doesn’t sound like you’ve tried hypnotherapy before. You may be more susceptible than you think. Keep me posted on how this goes for you.”

Megan: “Thank you for the tips, and I will definitely let you know how it goes. I’ve struggled with OCD since I was 10, and since most of my compulsions are mental rituals (i.e. repeating phrases; mental reviewing/previewing; counting). I have struggled with guided meditation in the past. However, after more research on hypnosis and hypnotherapy, I’m going to try again. I really, really want it to work, but I never felt I was “the right material” for it. Hopefully, with more patience and practice, I will be. Thanks again!”

Richard Barker: “You might want to start with my recent article: Does Hypnosis Really Work or Is Everyone Faking It? I quickly touch on the validity of hypnosis from various approaches (historical, scientific and religious). It may be a good read just to gain a quick understanding of how hypnosis works. I hope it helps and because of you, I’m looking into writing a blog specifically about Trypophobia. When I publish that one, I’ll let you know. 🙂 Cheers and good luck, Megan.”

Megan: “Cool, thanks so much! Look forward to your blog on Trypophobia. Are you going to include pictures…?? I can handle cartoon sketches, but real-life pics of beehives, skin diseases, and frog procreation; I can’t even look at for more than a split second. That’s why I never google the word thanks to google images lol. I was dismayed when I first discovered the name, because it’s a “new” phobia that isn’t in the DSM yet due to skepticism. I once threw up from a particularly bad encounter, so…I wish it wasn’t real!”

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