Autumn Psychology


It’s October! It’s autumn! This means one thing… It’s time to get festive and get creative! Autumn is a season for brilliant foods and spices such as cinnamon, pumpkin and butternut squash as well as a brilliant time to get arty and creative. However for many it can be a time of the year which can install a sense of fear and apprehension. Many people can suffer from phobias which can become heightened around the autumn season, such as a fear of clowns, the dark, fire, and many more.

So what is a phobia? A phobia is an intense fear of something. This can be a person, and object or even something inanimate. This fear can become so exaggerated that it leads to individuals not leaving the house, being bed bound and having a constant intense worry.

So what are some of the common worries around this time of year;

Coulrophonia – fear of clowns

Nyctophobia /achluophobia – fear of the dark

Pyrophobia – fear of fire

Samhainophobia – fear of Halloween

There are thousand of phobia types however we named a few which are appropriate for autumn.

Phobias can be caused by many different things such as a previous traumatic experience, just being uncomfortable when in or around the item, a fear which has been installed upon you by others and even the media. Recently for example there have been “killer clowns” sighted in the US and UK which have installed fear in the general public. This in turn could become a phobia.

Here at The Blue Tree Clinic we have professionals who are trained to help you face and conquer your phobias. We will be there to support you every step of the way and prepare you for the world outside the clinic. So if you do find yourself suffering with a phobia please feel free to fill in an online application form or just give us a call.

No matter how silly you may think your phobia is, we will take a non-judgemental, understanding approach to help you on the road to recovery.

However if you do want to get into the festive spirit here are; SOME FESTIVE ACTIVITES TO TAKE PART IN!

  • Pumpkin picking
  • Walking in the park! (don’t forget those hats and scarves)
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Watch some movies
  • Have an autumn clean! (Make space for that Christmas tree)
  • Make some hot chocolates with squirty cream and marshmallows for the top.
  • Get the autumn cook books out and make something festive.