The fear of spiders aka Arachnophobia is one of the most common of all human phobias. It’s a fear that affects millions of people around the world – as such, it’s estimated that 50% of women and 10% of all men suffer from a phobia of spiders to some degree. There are many different levels of severity associated with arachnophobia. While the majority of sufferers can lead a relatively normal life, approx. 5% of the world’s population suffers from the worst level of arachnophobia.
When an individual is suffering from a phobia they will experience symptoms much like an anxiety attack – in terms of arachnophobia, a person experiences an incredibly immense amount of fear in the presence of a spider, seeing a picture of a spider or after hearing about an encounter with a spider. Many people with arachnophobia will enter a room and immediately look for spiders and if there happens to be a spider, they will not leave it out of sight and monitor all its moves throughout the room.
Sometimes the phobia can become so overwhelming that it interferes with one’s everyday life, such as a fear of going outside or being unable to sleep at night. Once you begin to notice that your arachnophobia is taking over your life, it is advised that you seek help.
Phobia of spiders is something that we successfully treat on a regular basis here at Swans Therapy, Bournemouth.
Counselling or psychotherapy as well as behavioural therapy sessions are amongst the popular ways to deal with Arachnophobia. However, it’s a proven fact, that Hypnotherapy is a common, fast and incredibly successful method of treatment for individuals suffering from arachnophobia.
Through the skilful application of advanced hypnotherapy, we can connect with the subconscious mind, where the conditioned phobia is embedded and completely neutralise this fear of spiders.
Contact us today and get the help needed to conquer your fear of spiders and say goodbye to arachnophobia!