ranidaphobia

ranidaphobia meaning, symptoms & treatment

Hello, I am Emerson Scott and I invite you to benefit from my article on Ranidaphobia.

Frogs have been my excitement from childhood. There was a time when I used to just sit near water ponds and observe the frogs jumping and making all kinds of strange noises. This was especially during the monsoon season. Later, during my early teens I started fearing frogs. This fear continued while studying science, dissecting them. Later, over the years I noticed that the Phobia was no more there. And so, here I take time for your benefit to write on Ranidaphobia.

It is always good to understand the right meaning of what is called a “phobia”, before expressing to others that I am phobic to this or that.
In normal observation, it is found that phobias take birth when the external traumatic events find a combination in a person’s life with his/her any internal predispositions like genetics, heredity and brain chemistry.

Ranidaphobia is a phobia which is common universally and many suffered from it, though frogs as such are normally not harmful amphibians. Ranidaphobia, comes from the combination of two words Rani (in Latin, meaning FROG), and Phobia (in Greek, meaning FEAR).

Frogs, in some cultures are believed to personify thunder in the sky; in other cultures they are symbols of Good Luck. They are also believed to bring rain. Some believe you get warts from touching frogs, which is not true as warts come from human viruses.

DIAGNOSIS
First and foremost, check if the fear of frog is making a significant negative impact on life. Does the sight of a frog increase your heart beat making you sweat? It is also good to notice if the very thought of a frog makes one nauseous, or creates a dry mouth and unpleasantly sticky hands? Does your body start shaking? Are you finding yourself speechless at the very sight of a frog? If so, than it is time to give attention to Ranidaphobia.

CAUSES
1. Ranidaphobia can be caused by a negative past experience in dealing with the frogs.

2. It can also develop from a childhood experience where the frog has been used to frighten the child in order to make him/her obey the elders.

3. The belief in some cultures that the sight of a frog is bad omen can be another reason. Some children develop this phobia believing frogs are poisonous.

4. Certain variety of frog urinates while jumping, which creates an aversion to them especially when the jump is on the human body.

5. Adults can suffer from this phobia as a result of their sudden encounter while working in the garden, especially if the frog suddenly jumps on their body.

EFFECTS
It is noticed that those suffering from Ranidaphobia experience unnecessary anxiety about facing a frog. People suffering from adrenal insufficiency or with a general tendency towards anxiety are at much risk.

12 HELPFUL REMEDIAL STEPS
1. Once you have recognized this phobia, do not be ashamed. Take heart, you are not alone on this planet facing this phobia.

2. Try making efforts to control the phobia by just ignoring it, avoid dwelling on it for longer periods. Once the attention moves to other activities, the phobia will disappear.

3. Join some classes which provide help in understanding self and the phobia, and the way out.

4. This phobia develops as a result of the process where one’s subconscious mind has processed the idea of frog site to all the negative emotions. The simplest way is to discover the source of the fear, work on replacing the negative thoughts associated, with positive ones.

5. While making choice towards getting over Ranidaphobia, always give preference to a gentle approach which is easier to follow, rather than a head -long approach which can make things more difficult.

6. Making some research reading may widen your knowledge and give more clarity with regard to some of the misconceptions in the mind, thus empowering you with more positive thinking and courage.

7. Different kinds of meditations like yoga, contemplation on the Almighty also provide relaxation to the body and mind, in turn relieving one from the phobia.

8. Having a trusted friend circle that is more supportive, rather than critical can help in boosting self image and confidence.

9. There is no drug developed specifically for curing Ranidaphobia. Some medications can only temporarily suppress the symptoms. Others can give severe side effects or withdrawal symptoms.

10. After working on all the above steps, if one still does not experience freedom from Ranidaphobia, it is time to consult a specialist.

11. Seeing a psychiatrist, hypnotherapist, hypnotist or a psychologist can provide further insight and process of treatment. Hypnotherapy is approved by American medical Association.

12. Treatment methods like Neuro-Linguistic programming (NLP) and Energy Psychology are also helpful and are being used in different parts of the world.

Let me remind the reader that Ranidaphobia can be well treated and one can experience complete freedom from it. Please do keep in mind that it takes time, and one needs to be patient and hopeful. After all frogs are part of Almighty God’s creation. Man is expected to enjoy this creation and not to give way for phobias.

I hope this article provides the reader great help and that you will pass it on to anyone whom you know is suffering from Ranidaphobia.

With this prayer and best wishes, I Emerson Scott take leave of you. Thanks for reading the article.

About the author: Emerson Noble Scott is a graduate in Science and post graduate in Theology. He is an educationist, counselor, writer, and social worker. He also enjoys photography, bird watching, cycling, traveling, gardening, playing games (indoor and outdoor), listening to people and making friends. A family oriented person, practices contemplation, believes in being creative and takes life as a gift from Almighty.
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