Fear Of Spiders – Arachnophobia

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Phobias are a relatively common type of anxiety disorder. Arachnophobia is the term for phobia or fear of spiders.

This is one of the top ten phobias and millions of people around the world suffer from arachnophobia. Women are more than twice as likely to suffer from this phobia as men. Some estimates state that more than 30% of Americans have a fear of spiders. A phobia is an overwhelming and irrational fear of an object or situation that poses little real danger. Many who suffer from this disorder realize on an intellectual level that their fear is irrational. A phobia is long lasting and can cause intense physical and psychological reactions. If this person actually sees or comes in contact with a spider they could suffer enormous distress and even total panic. For some even thinking about a spider, talking about a spider or seeing a picture of a spider can cause an unpleasant reaction.

A phobia begins when a person starts to organize their life around avoiding spiders, a person with this fear will go to great lengths to ensure that they do not encounter a spider. They may move and look under furniture, shake curtains, keep doors and windows closed, give up gardening, inspect bathtubs and showers before bathing and the list goes on. These people recognize the fear is excessive or unreasonable, yet are unable to overcome it. The reaction to spiders or fear of spiders is a learned reaction and is learned in one occurrence lasting only a matter of seconds. Unlearning or replacing your reaction to spiders can also be a short process many times it only takes one session to free yourself of your fear of spiders.

If the fear of spiders is affecting your life NLP and Hypnotherapy has been shown to be very effective in helping people just like you permanently overcome their fears.

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