Bird Phobia (Ornithophobia)

Fear of birds is a very common phobia.  As birds may come and go from a location with great speed and often in groups, the uncertainty of when the sufferer might encounter them adds greatly to the fear. Eating at outdoor restaurants or at picnics is rarely possible without extreme anxiety and even open windows are cause for concern.  Bird phobia is often dismissed by those who do not feel the huge anxiety and panic the very thought of coming across a bird would cause.

This phobia may be triggered by;

  • A particular type or size of birdSymptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Behavioural, Emotional and Mental Health Issues
  • The number of birds
  • The surroundings – whether the birds are in close proximity
  • The sounds made by the birds
  • The sight or touch of a feather
  • The thought that the bird might fly into the person, or attack them


Avoidance is difficult

As a sufferer, you will go to great lengths to avoid areas in which you might expect birds to gather (e.g. around seated areas in town centres and stations, by rivers and coastlines.) Your enjoyment of outdoors is severely hampered or completely destroyed by constant watchfulness.

Seagulls, pigeons, ducks, swans, geese, peacocks and guinea fowl are all surprisingly common in many public areas. So, ornithophobia will severely limit your enjoyment of the countryside or open spaces and may cause you relationship and family issues

Bird Phobia responds very well to therapy and can be severely reduced and removed using Psychotherapy and The Relaxed Living Programme

For children, Suggestion Therapy may be used to control and minimise symptoms, so that, over time, they naturally disappear


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