Our expert says:
OK, people who suggest hypnosis are usually looking for magic, not health care, and I approve of your reluctance to be hypnotized as such. And your early experiece ( how cruel other kids can be !) would easily drive one towards a phobia.
What WOULD help you, as it can be useful in all varieties of phobias, would be Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, CBT, the improved version of the older form of Behaviour therapy which was always excellent for treating phobias.
What it would do would be to help you regain control of the situation, and to reduce the excessive fear of spiders. Spiders are unattractive creatures to most of us, but some are harmless and easilt dealt with, and only a few are possibly harmful. Its useful to be able to be calm enough to distinguish the two, and to take calm steps to getting rid of the creature, or protecting yourself, as you'll have noticed they are not especially impressed by screaming.
There would be no aim to totally remove any concern about spiders ( as hypnosis might indeed try to do ) but to get it in proportion, to be no more anxiious than is appropriate and to be best able to choose the best way of responding to them.
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