First thing's first, for all you Trypophobes, we intentionally left out images that would trigger a negative reaction. We hope you enjoy the puppy peeking out of the hole of polka dot cup.
The fear of holes isn’t recognized as a genuine phobia within the APA. Many 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. That being said, roughly 16% of people suffer from an aversion to holes. If you're reading this, know that you're not alone.
There are several way you could have developed your fear of holes:
1. Your subconscious warning you of dangers associated with holey objects;
2. A traumatic childhood experience surrounding clusters of holes; or,
3. Simply identifying with someone who described their fear of holes with you.
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 clinical hypnotist can 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.
I've included a link below to my full article, "Can Hypnosis Cure Trypophobia." Check it out if you're interested in learning more about curing your fear of holes for good.