Can Hypnotherapy Help Cure My Extreme Fear of Spiders?

By Happiful,
updated on Oct 31, 2017

Sourcing the subconscious solution to phobias

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People often accept their phobias, assuming there’s no cure available. For some, it can be debilitating, causing daily, unnecessary suffering. But hypnosis has a high success rate in helping people overcome phobias once and for all.

Hypnotherapy deals with underlying causes of phobias, by addressing the unconscious mind, which hosts the phobic reactions. No one is born with a fear of spiders; phobias develop over a number of years, or may be the result of an incident, usually occurring in childhood. Other phobias are learnt from parents or siblings.

Hypnotherapists will guide the client into a state of deep relaxation. Even if the client can’t consciously remember the incident that led to a lifelong fear, the memory will be stored in the unconscious memory and, while in a trance, the hypnotist will help the client put those memories into perspective.

Depending on the phobia, it may be appropriate to have the client imagine it on a more manageable scale. For example, if the client is afraid of dogs, the hypnotist may ask the client to imagine a tiny, helpless puppy and build from there.

Once the phobia has been dealt with, the person can lead a full life, free of fear

If the phobia is really bad, the person may show the symptoms of being phobic even at the mention of what they fear. A photo of a spider may result in them shaking as if it was in front of them. Rationally, they know it’s not real, but the phobic reactions are, resulting in the same sensations manifesting.

Most phobias are able to be tested at the end of a hypnotherapy session by gauging the client’s reaction whilst speaking about the cause of fear. Once the phobia has been dealt with, the person can lead a full life, free of fear.

Written by Biodun Ogunyemi.
Read the full article on Hypnotherapy Directory.

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