You are not born with a phobia – it is a learned response. A response that you have simply programmed into your mind, when confronted by the phobic stimulus and sometimes, even the anticipation or thought of the situation is enough to provoke the response, the person then begins to experience the classic symptoms of panic attacks.
Arachnophobia is an extreme fear of spiders. This phobia can often be triggered by the thought of or sometimes even a picture of a spider. As with all phobias, this is not simply a case of just disliking a spider, a phobia of spiders can be extremely debilitating from entering a room and actually looking to see if a spider is in the room, to being completely frozen and terrified at the very sight of a spider. Phobia of spiders can be learned by watching a parent acting fearful and entering into a physical panic; overhearing a conversation about how scary a spider can look, or the way a spider moves.
Each and everyone of us as an individual has the resources inside us to change.
In common with most other phobias, the person suffering from a fear of spiders most often realises that it is irrational. You may know perfectly well that the chances of a spider harming you in any way is extremely remote. You may understand that all British spiders are harmless, yet still you feel powerless to control your fear.
Hypnotherapy can really help individuals suffering from a fear of spiders. Using hypnotherapy to discover the root cause of the fear can then enable the issue to be dealt with by communicating with the subconscious mind to re-evaluate thinking patterns and behaviour. Hypnotherapy can also help an individual to relax and access a calm, focused state of mind to help them control their fear.
If you suffer from fear of spiders, the first thing to do is contact the HypnoHut and book an initial free consult with us. We will assess with you what your needs are. During this we will explain to you how it all works, what to expect. Should you decide at that point that you would wish to proceed, we will develop a treatment plan that will enable and empower you to move beyond your fear of spiders.