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Hypnotherapy to cure Arachnophobia – Fear of Spiders

Using hypnosis in the form of hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) can be effective treatment to cure a spider phobia (arachnophobia).

What is Arachnophobia?

Many people with a fear of spiders can be described as having arachnophobia. The intense fear experienced by someone who has arachnophobia is generally accepted as illogical - even to the sufferer themselves. This phobia is most commonly inherited from someone else. The sufferer has typically seen the fear someone else has for spiders and learnt that fear.  There is also an argument that we are more prone to a fear of spiders through some evolutionary defence mechanism.  Some estimates suggest that up to 50% of women and 10% of men show symptoms of arachnophobia.

What Justification is there for a Fear of Spiders?

Unlike many other countries, the UK only has one poisonous spider and that spider, even if you were lucky enough to find one and be bitten by it, would normally cause only minor irritation (like an insect bite). Spiders may not be the most attractive creatures but they have no interest in humans and do not deserve the reputation that they have as a creature to be feared.  Frequently, the most frightening thing that people dislike about spiders is the speed at which they “scuttle” about

How can Hypnotherapy Cure Arachnophobia?

It all comes down to perspective. Someone who has a fear of spiders takes a certain mental perspective of them - a perspective that holds fear and panic. Removing a phobia requires that ones perspective of spiders changes. Some NLP practitioners claim that it is just a question of thinking of spiders wearing big blue shoes but it is a little more involved than that. A certain amount of desensitisation is required but this can be achieved much easier using hypnosis.  There is no benefit in making someone frightened if the aim is to remove fear.

Does Hypnotherapy Work?

You may like to read more details about the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for treating spider phobia at Fear of Spiders Cured or Does Hypnotherapy Work.

Ring to Book a Session Now

Book a hypnotherapy appointment with Stephen Rigby at his Guildford or Woking, Surrey practice for treatment now! Remember you can get a free introductory appointment if you wish to discuss your requirements in more detail. (Normal prices here)

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Curing a Fear of Spiders

Can Hypnotherapy cure Arachnophobia?

If you use the right techniques, yes it can! Comments from a couple of clients can be found here.