If I saw a spider I would freeze and my partner would have to get rid; I would totally freak out at the sight of one!
So said a recent client David who, like many people in this country (perhaps more than you might at first think), used to suffer from arachnophobia which is defined as an intense and irrational fear of spiders. Of course, even though David knew his fear was totally irrational (he described it as such himself), it didn’t make it any less real for him. As anyone with any phobia will certainly be all too aware, the phobia is irrational but very real and its effects can have quite an impact on the sufferer’s life.
However, whereas in ages past it would have taken years of psychotherapy just to reach the stage of being able to cope with the symptoms of the phobia, these days advanced tools are available which can help one to cure one’s phobias in under an hour; a far ore agreeable outcome I’m sure you’ll agree, and one which we got when David and I worked together on his phobia, as he explains –
The process was simple, in a relaxing environment we sat and talked. It was a completely painless process, relaxed and open, we went back and got to the bottom of why I was afraid of spiders.
And now I just feel total apathy toward spiders. If a spider were to walk across the floor now I’d just sit there and think “Oh, it’s a spider”.
I would completely recommend Keith to anybody.
The whole process took less than an hour, and was successfully carried out in the comfort of David’s own home.
A couple of weeks later David encountered his first spider since losing his arachnophobia. What happened? In David’s own words –
I calmly got a bit of bathroom tissue, picked it up and disposed of it (the spider). 3 weeks ago I’d have been a quivering wreck and screaming a my partner to get rid!
I feel so empowered; thank you Keith for helping in conquering my phobia.
– Mr David O, London, UK.
Do you know of someone who has a phobia? (Perhaps you know them very well). A great many people do have them, and they can cause a lot of problems sometimes on a daily basis. Just imagine how much of a difference that would make to one’s daily life to spend an hour to become completely free from that phobia? Contact me to find out more.
“Hello, I’m David. I’m 45 and kids come to see me today about a totally irrational fear of spiders, and if I saw a spider, I would just just freeze. I’d have to get my partner to come and get rid of generally just totally freak out. At the sight of one person is very simple, literally just in a relaxing environment. SAT down and just talked and went quite in-depth, going far back as to why I had this fear of spiders. And eventually so like we think we got down to the bottom of it, quite frankly, just I feel totally ambivalent to them. It’s like I just feel at the moment for spiders to walk across the floor. I would just sit there and go over the spider walking across the floor. It’s a completely painless process. Everything is completely relaxed and open. And I completely recommend to anybody.”
Award-winning coach, international speaker, multi-time best-selling author, hypnotist, occasional magician, and writer of this post, Keith spent his first 40 years suffering from several phobias including being terrified of speaking with strangers. After one incident too many, he started studying and training in NLP & hypnosis to conquer his own issues, found he was rather good at it, and changed careers (aided by redundancy at just the right moment after 20 years in IT). He helps people transform their deepest fears into their greatest strengths, and having helped over 5,000 people across 5 continents, he is the UK’s #1 Fear Strategist.