Fear of Spiders, Animals & Insects

Does the thought or sight of spiders, insects or other animals fill you with fear?

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Many people are scared of spiders and sometimes insects and other animals too. If you came across a large tarantula, your natural self protective instinct would kick in and tell you that you need to be cautious, especially if you don’t know what sort spider it is and whether it could be harmful or not.

Fear of Spiders, Animals & Insects - Hypnotherapy in Leeds

Fear of Animals & Insects

But what if the large spider wasn’t a tarantula? What if you were sat at home watching TV and a small, ordinary and harmless house spider walked across the floor? Looking at the situation objectively, you know that the spider is probably far more scared of a human who is many thousands of times bigger than itself. However, your subconscious mind perceives the situation in exactly the same way as it would if a whole army of large tarantulas was trekking across the floor.

Which therapy?

The most effective therapy for you depends on your individual situation. Many people have found hypnotherapy helpful for addressing fear of spiders and animals and talking with someone who is impartial and non-judgmental can help you to overcome your fears. Working with your subconscious mind, relaxation and anxiety release techniques can be taught which will enable you to develop a new calmer way of responding and leave the fear behind in the past.

What to expect

Your initial consultation is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss your situation in more detail as well as answering any questions you may have and deciding on the best options for you. We will also do some hypnosis, if appropriate, to introduce you to hypnotherapy and help you prepare for future sessions. Many people find between 4 to 6 hypnotherapy sessions helpful for fear of spiders, insects or animals and occasionally further sessions may be required.

"I am overwhelmed (as is my husband!) with how Vicki has helped me understand my fear and learn how to overcome what I felt was the impossible. I still have a way to go, but after only two sessions, I spent a long weekend at a family member's who own a Labradoodle....... I stroked it and even allowed it near enough to drool on me! I felt no fear or anxiousness......."
Hypnotherapy in Leeds - Client Testimonial

Hypnotherapy, talking therapy and NLP are effective forms of therapy, however people respond differently and therefore results may vary from person to person. Full client commitment and participation is required. Listening to CDs / MP3s and carrying out other therapy tasks between sessions is an essential part of the process and this will be fully explained during your initial consultation.

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