Hypnosis is an extremely effective treatment for arachnophobia. If you suffer arachnophobia you already know what it is. For those who do not, arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. Hypnotherapy works wonders when it comes to phobias but with a specific phobia such as this one, it is very successful and usually helps the sufferer overcome the fear quite quickly.
While it is healthy to fear some bugs because they are deadly, a generic fear of spiders is unreasonable. If a spider can not hurt you, why fear it? The deadly spiders are easily recognizable. And yet, some people go into panic mode at the very thought of spiders. It might not seem like a big deal to those who are fine with spiders but to a person with a spider phobia, this is anything but funny.
The overwhelming fear may come from the historic view of these tiny creatures. They were blamed for many illnesses including the Bubonic Plague (which was in the 1300's). Even before that spiders were considered carriers of disease. With this kind of reputation being passed down over the centuries, it is not surprising that there is a natural apprehension about the 8-legged creatures.
With this fear, a child may be preconditioned by his or her parents to fear bugs. If something happens and the parents overreact, the child picks up on this terror. Any number of things can happen that allow the early fear to become a full-blown phobia.
There are treatments such as systematic desensitization where a therapist will guide the person through a series of encounters with spiders until the person is able to accept spiders as harmless. Sometimes this may even involve a virtual reality of sorts, where the person can experience the feel of spiders walking on their arm or hand without being exposed to spiders.
While this may work, it is a stressful experience. Fear of spiders hypnotherapy can achieve positive results without the stress. It is no longer necessary for the client to have to struggle with desensitization when hypnotherapy is available.
In dealing with this fear, hypnosis can work in an as little as an hour. With that said, one should expect results in on average 3 sessions. Because this is such a specific phobia, the hypnotist can guide you into the recesses of your mind and change your perception so that all the terror of spiders is removed. The early buried memories and beliefs about spiders will be reframed so that they are no longer instill a paralyzing fear in your mind.
If you have a fear of bugs, you owe it to yourself to learn more about how hypnosis can help.