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Spider Phobia Course
The most common fear in the world
So many people have a fear of spiders (arachnophobia). I believe it is the most common fear in the world and I too once had a fear of spiders, to the point where I had been teased by people who caught a spider and then threatened to put it on me as a joke. I would beg and plead for them not to with tears rolling down my face. Now I am free and I want to help you.
It’s time to overcome your fear
More often a fear of spiders is a ‘learned behaviour’, which means we pick up the fear as a child from someone close to us, perhaps a parent or sibling. Although, there are occasions where someone has an uncomfortable experience with a spider to which the fear has been installed.
However, we are not born with this fear (or any fear) – we can ‘unlearn’ these behaviours and the mind can be rewired to let go of the fear, preventing your loved ones becoming fearful of spiders.
Group session structure
An educational and informative talk about the true facts and figures of spiders.
Q & A – your questions answered.
15 minute break – tea, coffee, water and some biscuits will be provided.
Coping mechanism – the group will be taken through a technique to help you overcome a fear of spiders.
Get involved – time to hold a spider! You are of course encouraged to hold a spider at the end of the session but will not be forced to hold one if you do not want to.
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