Overcome the fear or phobia of firecrackers

is known worldwide for its Fallas. Every year in the month of March comes the big week of the ns and the city is filled with gunpowder and thousands of tourists come to enjoy these festivities. On the other hand, there is a percentage of the population that fears the arrival of March 1, since the ban on firecrackers, masclets, fireworks, castles, mascletás , … a madness of explosions that resound in the ears of everyone who is in the city of .

For people who have a phobia or fear of firecrackers, far from being attractive and fun parties, they become chaos causing even before hearing them tachycardia, pressure in the chest, choking, difficulty breathing, … which leads to provoke them anxiety .

The fear of firecrackers is related to the irrational, intense and persistent fear of the presence or anticipation of loud noises of an unexpected nature (firecrackers, balloons, punctures, etc., …), which is a specific phobia called ligirophobia that appears in the presence or anticipation of loud and unexpected noises.

This fear of firecrackers is very common , although it is not well known because whoever suffers it usually has a certain degree of shame when it comes to telling it. This phobia is more common in children, but many adults also suffer from it.


Most of the people who suffer from this specific phobia, can continue with their day to day without any problem. But, here, , we have a problem, March 1 arrives and suddenly the streets become a small hell of fireworks, mascletades and castles. These unpleasant sensations make them unable to go out, have to leave that week or even stop going to work .

The most effective treatment to address ligirophobia, in this specific case we are talking about overcoming the fear of firecrackers, is exposure. This is a technique used by psychologists that consists of presenting the feared stimulus in a hierarchical way to the person, which will create a habituation and the association of danger with the object or situation will be broken and the feared stimulus will no longer produce an anxiety response.

If this is your case and the anxiety and fear of firecrackers take over you in Fallas, do not hesitate, put yourself in the hands of expert psychologists who will help you solve your problem in less time than you think.

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Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.

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