Arachnophobia - Fear of Spiders

The fear of spiders is amongst the most common of all human phobias. So well known is it that most people know its medical name—arachnophobia.

Indeed, so common is the fear of spiders that it has been estimated that around 50% of all women and 10% of all men suffer from a phobia of spiders to some degree or other. It's a fear that affects millions of people around the world.

Phobia of spiders is something that we successfuly treat on a regular basis here in our London and Birmingham hypnotherapy practices.

Affects of Spider Phobia How to Get Over Fear of Spiders

Being afraid of spiders – arachnophobia – can so affect and influence the way a person lives his or her life that it casts its shadow on many different areas.

The person who is afraid of spiders may plan their home, work, holiday or vacation around their phobia of spiders.

I had been afraid of spiders all my life. Thanks to you I am now completely free of this fear. I am really looking forward to my holiday in the Caribbean now!
- Elizabeth Jameson, Bristol

In some cases, finding even the smallest spider in the car can trigger such acute feelings of anxiety and panic that the person becomes unsafe while driving, thereby placing themselves and others in danger.

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Often, the arachnophobic individual may go to great lengths in order to ensure that they do not encounter a spider. They may become extremely vigilant when showering or taking a bath, for example, or when getting into and out of bed. Hotels and unfamiliar surroundings can truly unsettle a person who has a phobia of spiders.

For the true arachnophobic, even a picture of a spider, or a child's toy spider can cause feelings of repulsion, anxiety, and real fear.

In common with most other phobias, the person suffering from a phobia of sptiders most often realizes that it is irrational in nature. He or she may know perfectly well that the chances of a spider harming them in any way is extremely remote. They may understand that all British spiders are harmless, yet still they feel powerless to control their fear.

Doctors freely admit that they are at a loss when it comes to dealing with this phobia. For them, there is no certain arachnophobia cure. Fortunately, a phobia of spiders can quite easily be removed without medical help.

Causes of Arachnophobia The Origins of Fear of Spiders

The origins of fear of spiders inevitably lie in the person's past, most often in childhood.

At some time or other, the person may have been surprised, frightened or made anxious by the sight of a spider—in real life, on television or in a movie.

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Or they may have been conditioned to associate anxiety or repulsion with spiders because they have seen an adult exhibit such emotions and have subconsciously modelled this. Seeing mum wince and grimace whenever she saw a spider on TV or encounter one in life can easily transfer the same anxiety or fear response to the child.

In either case, the arachnophobic person has subconsciously linked feelings of anxiety with spiders. They have become conditioned to produce the fear response at the sight—and sometimes even the thought—of spiders. Fear of spiders is simply a 'conditioned response', a reflex acquired by the subconscious mind through past experience.

Often the actual origninating event and cause of the phobia has been forgotten by the conscious mind and the person feels as if they have had this fear all their life. Such, however, is not the case. The fear of spiders is something that is learned, not inborn.

How to Overcome Fear of SpidersHypnotherapy For Arachnophobia

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The fastest, most effective spider phobia treatment consists in returning to its origin and then skillfully reprocessing the negative conditioning. This neutralizes the faulty subconscious programming that underpins and drives the fear.

How to get over a fear of spiders rapidly and effectively? It's easily accomplished using my modern advanced hypnotherapy for arachnophobia treatment.

Is Hypnotherapy an Arachnophobia Cure?

Since a phobia is not an illness or a disease, then the term 'cure' is inappropriate. Nothing is sick and so nothing needs to be cured. What needs to happen is that the phobia is successfuly removed through effective treatment.

Through the skilful use of advanced hypnotherapy fear of spiders treatment we can reach back to the origin of this faulty fear. We can connect with the subconscious part of the mind, where the conditioned fear response is embedded, and completely neutralize this fear.

Hypnotherapy for ArachnophobiaRapid and Easy Treatment

There really is no reason why you or anyone you care about need continue to be afraid of spiders; there is no need to experience anxiety because of fear of spiders or arachnophobia. Why not let advanced modern hypnosis show you how to overcome phobia of spiders and end your fear of spiders for good?



There is no need to continue with your fear of spiders. Hypnotherapy can help you end your phobia of spiders quickly and easily. If you're looking for a great arachnophobia treatment that really works then Peter's hypnotherapy for spider phobia treatment may well be the answer.

Call Peter now on 0121 449 0659 and get the help you need to conquer your fear of spiders and say goodbye to the phobia of spiders.

Peter Field provides London and Birmingham hypnotherapy for arachnophobia and fear of spiders. Out-of-office hours are available by arrangement.

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