Are you scared of spiders? And do you want to get rid of this fear once and for all? It’s possible. Thousands of people overcome their fear of spiders every year using the right methods. And we’ll get to that soon.
The fear of spiders is called arachnophobia – many people suffer from it. In fact millions all over the world.
What causes arachnophobia?
But why are we scared of spiders in the first place? There are really several reasons. One of them is – at one point in human history, spiders really were dangerous.
There have been poisonous spiders who could seriously harm – or even kill – human beings. And there are until now, even though most of us will never get to see one except for on TV, online and in museums and zoos.
Yet – since this threat has been with human beings for so long, it might simply be a fear that has been passed on from generation to generation.
At a very young age, we learn to classify things by the reactions of other people – so for example, if we see somebody else reacting scared and panicky when they see a spider, then that reaction subconsciously becomes ingrained in our psyche too.
Another reason is just the appearance of spiders – small things with long, hair-like legs that move in a certain way that just gives us goosebumps.
If you react unreasonably scared in the presence of spiders, then that’s already a arachnophobia. Some people freak out just looking at a spider picture or thinking of spiders, some even start to tense up when they just hear the word spider.
Sometimes people start to sweat, or their hands become clammy. They begin to breathe faster, and their pulse accelerates too – all part of the typical fear response.
But the most obvious arachnophobia symptom is really when a harmless spider can make you feel uncomfortable.
How to overcome arachnophobia?
If you want to overcome arachnophobia, there are several things you can do. For example, you can make use of what is called systematic desensitization.
Essentially, you take out a piece of paper and a pen and write down situations during which you did or could encounter spiders that make you feel uncomfortable. You just write it down, and then try to relax while you write it down and think about it. Step by step, you can in this manner reduce the anxiety you feel when thinking of spiders.
But this process takes a lot of work, energy, time and effort.
If you want to make the whole process of overcoming arachnophobia not only faster, but also easier, then hypnosis can help you to do that.
You don’t need to be scared of spiders anymore. When you utilize hypnotherapy, you will soon be able to be in the same room with spiders, and be aware of their presence, but not bothered by it at all. You’ll be able to remain relaxed and comfortable.
And it’s really about being in charge of how you feel. If a little spider can upset you so much – how can you focus on the things that really matter to you?
So get rid of that spider phobia now.