Getting over arachnophobia with hypnosis

The fear of spiders is certainly understandable, and most people will have a fear reaction to spiders, especially when they appear unexpectedly. However, arachnophobia is an unnatural fear reaction which goes much further than the healthy fear that most people have of our eight-legged friends. Those who suffer from arachnophobia may have panic attacks, be unable to move or take appropriate action, and in rare cases have it affect their health and well-being. That’s why getting over arachnophobia with hypnosis provides an answer that so many people want in their lives.

The dangers of arachnophobia

There is little doubt as to why the normal fear of spiders exist. While most spiders are harmless, there are some which are poisonous such as the black widow or the brown recluse. While few people die of spider bites, they can cause considerable pain, suffering, and illness which may last for a long time. Therefore, the fear reaction that most people have of spiders is understandable and works to prevent bites from occurring.

However, arachnophobia is when the fear of spiders becomes overwhelming. The very sight of any spider causes panic attacks or behaviour that is far out of line from what a normal reaction should be. Since spiders can be found in most places, even the home, arachnophobia may cause someone to fear going outside or being in any situation where a spider might be present.

Why hypnosis works

Hypnosis works directly on the mind and how you react to the fear of spiders when it is strong. By addressing the reaction, hypnosis treatments can reduce the amount of fear that you feel so that you stay in control. This means that you do not go into a panic attack or let the fear take over your actions. Instead, you can take control and tamp down the feeling of fear when you see a spider, so you can react properly.

  • Reduces the feeling of fear.
  • Keeps your mind in control of your actions.
  • Prevents overreaction.
  • Safe, effective and no side effects.
  • Cost effective.

It should be noted that hypnosis does not remove the feeling of fear, but rather helps you identify it and lower the extreme amount that may be felt by those who have arachnophobia. The result is that people stay in control thanks to this safe, effective and affordable method of dealing with the fear of spiders.


Hypnosis has helped many people overcome their arachnophobia and some people even learn to like spiders, keeping tarantulas for example as pets. By addressing their fear directly using hypnosis, it helps to maintain control and put fear in its proper place.

Getting over arachnophobia with hypnosis means having a safe, proven, and effective method of dealing with your unnatural fear of spiders. While everyone should experience some level of fear since it helps people keep their distance and not overreact when a spider is present, hypnosis helps those whose fear has gotten out of control. It tamps down the fear to manageable levels, so that you can think and respond accordingly when surprised by a spider.

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Written by Biodun Ogunyemi ANLP,BNLP,SNLP,C.H,Dip.Hyp

Biodun Ogunyemi is the founder of Optimind, one of the leading hypnotherapy practices within the UK. He has practised on Harley Street and is an experienced hypnotherapist, trained to the highest level in advanced hypnotherapy and NLP and is the author of over 180 hypnosis products.… Read more

Written by Biodun Ogunyemi ANLP,BNLP,SNLP,C.H,Dip.Hyp

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