A Cure For Your Fear of Spiders
Researchers say Arachnophobia can be cured in a mere four hours!
This study cracks me up. Because my fear and disgust of spiders is so severe that I couldn’t even use a PICTURE of a spider in this post.
I know, I know, spiders are great for killing OTHER disgusting bugs….but they still give me the creeps. And part of it is that you don’t see them coming until it’s too late and they’re in a place (sometimes on a wall, sometimes on your body) where you have no choice but to scream!
Yes there are those beautiful souls who, upon coming across a spider, simply take it by a leg and ‘escort’ it outside…..but I have cats….so I usually let them ‘handle’ the situation…anything to avoid going anywhere NEAR the creatures.
So researchers at Northwestern University think they’ve figure out how to cure your fear of spiders in four hours or less.
They say that after a single therapy session, they got people who were scared of spiders to touch or hold a tarantula…even up to six months after the session.
They just gradually had people get closer and closer to the spider, while teaching them how spiders act and what they could expect the spider to do.
They say once people ‘got inside the head’ of the spider and gradually worked their way toward the spider, the fear was gone.
Yeah. Good luck with that. Besides…it’s not like your neighborhood and home are crawling with tarantulas….there are a thousand other little creepy spiders….and I don’t know where they’re hiding but I KNOW they will find me!