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Geliophobia The fear of laughter How it affects the person
in life and society. Therophys and
Medication Exposure Therapy Hypnoanalysis Medicine How it works and what it can
Lead to. How it can start Affects that can happen What can happen? How it starts and symptoms Someone that has Geliophobia has experienced a trauma
in life, and that trauma becomes related to laughter.

Some causes of geliophobia might be that they laughed at
an inappropriate time and that has embarrassed and humiliated
them to the point of being scared of laughing. Or they have been laughed at for a large part of there life.

Some characteristics

• People with a general tendency towards fear and anxiety
• People characterized as ‘high strung’
• People suffering from adrenal insufficiency People with Geliophobia can have anxiety and emotional turmoil that completely disrupt their ability to function in society.

When exposed with there fear of laughter, they can feel slightly uncomfortable or become nauseated. On more extreme cases for people with geliophobia they can get so scared of laughter, that they can experience paralyzing nervousness/ and maybe even panic attacks. A dry mouth Feeling out of control
Heart palpitations Feeling trapped and
numbness unable to escape
Heightened senses Intense feeling of
Breathlessness Impending disaster
Feeling dizzy
muscle tension
Rabid heartbeat Someone explaining how they feel about having people geliophobia It comes down to redirecting your unconscious mind. On the surface, you know your geliophobia is illogical. But it has persisted because your subconscious has linked a whole load of powerful negative emotions.

This is part of a true story of a guy with Geliophobia. He was getting laughed at and stabbed the guy with his car keys.

"He was laughing at me.When the ambulance arrived I was sitting by my car, looking at his dying body rocking back and forth. The police took me away while the paramedics took away the guy. Apparently I punctured an airway and a lung." Evaluation. You describe your fear to your therapist and recall anything in your past that may have contributed to it.

Feedback. Your therapist offers an evaluation of your phobia and proposes a treatment plan.

Develop fear hierarchy. You and your therapist create a list of scenarios involving your fear, each more intense than the last.

Exposure. You begin exposing yourself to the items on the list, starting with the least frightening situation. You start to realize that panic lessens within a few minutes of encountering your fear.

Building. As you become comfortable at each stage, you move on to increasingly difficult situations. This therapy is when a person has there subconscious mind opened to suggestions for the purpose of changing there behavior. When the subconscious is spoken to directly, it can be possible to find the issue triggering their phobia and introduce new ideas and positive suggestions to help them change there thought or opinion on laughter. These positive suggestions may then be used to help make the changes you desire.

Also theirs a therapy that is known as being intense witch is looking at yourself and smiling in a mirror. This seems silly but it is actually very difficult for someone with geliophobia. People with this fear are often cautious to there smile in public, they eventually forget how to smile.

Even someone's dental discomfort can lead to Geliophobia but not to such a district level.

Tests have shown that 1.25 million adults have discomfort about there teeth.They feel that their dental problem have prevented them from laughing and smiling in front of others. Fear of smiles What happens and what they do A mixed feeling of discomfort and nervousness grips your mind and you feel you will never get rid of the tension.

These people surround themselves with a cold vibration towards anyone who try’s to approach them. Which helps excluded themselves from society.

Anxiety is a huge part of everything when you experience suffering from Geliophobia. I hear them. All the time. Laughing. Just laughing. At nothing and I can never get it out of my head. Why do they have to laugh so loud? Why? The sound makes my skin crawl, it makes me feel dizzy and hot. I normally start to hyperventilate and start to feel numb inside. The problem with this therapy is finding a therapist that you trust who can help you through some very difficult times. Beta Blockers

Beta blockers are used for relieving performance anxiety. They work by blocking the flow of adrenaline that occurs when you’re anxious. While beta blockers don’t affect the emotional symptoms of anxiety, they can control physical symptoms such as shaking hands or voice, sweating, and rapid heartbeat.


Benzodiazepines are fast-acting anti-anxiety medications. However, they are sedating and addictive, so they are typically prescribed only when other medications have not worked.
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