Breast Cancerophobia and ROJoson Breast Wellness Program
Phobia is an intense or irrational or inappropriate fear of an object, person, organism or situation, of a degree that interferes with normal life.
Breast cancerophobia is an intense or irrational or inappropriate fear of cancer, of a degree that interferes with normal life.
How many of the Filipino women are in this situation – breast cancerophobia? Few, some, many?
How many of the Filipino women are experiencing the following feelings of breast cancerophobia?
- A feeling of uncontrollable anxiety when you think about or are exposed to breast cancer
- The feeling that you must do everything possible to avoid breast cancer
- The inability to function normally because of your anxiety over breast cancer
- The knowledge that your fears of breast cancer are unreasonable or exaggerated but feeling powerless to control them
The ROJoson Breast Wellness Program is trying to address this problem. Do you need help? Visit http://www.facebook.com/ROJosonBreastWellnessClinic
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. The fear of being afraid is known as “phobophobia.
A solution to control breast cancerophobia is cognitive-behavioral modification.
The American Psychological Association defines cognitive-behavioral modification as “a therapeutic approach that combines the cognitive emphasis on the role of thoughts and attitudes influencing motivations and response with the behavioral emphasis on changing performance through modification of reinforcement contingencies.”
This simply means, if you change the way you think, it will change the way you act, and if you change the way you act, it will change the way you think.
The ROJoson Breast Wellness Program includes activities on cognitive-behavioral modification. To know more about this, visit http://www.facebook.com/ROJosonBreastWellnessClinic