I was doing some research on common fears, and I was somewhat surprised at the actual #1 most common fear in the world. Got a guess? It is Arachnophobia, or the fear of spiders! This surprised me, because I am not terribly afraid of spiders to begin with (I don’t like them but when you stop and think that you are thousands of times bigger than one, it helps!), and over the years, I do not recall one single client that requested or had an issue dealing with arachnophobia.
My guess would have been fear of public speaking or fear of rejection, as these are very much in demand and highly requested. When you think about it, fear of spider is not something that you deal with everyday, nor is it something that can affect you so greatly that you cannot work or that blocks you from advancing in life, thus why it is not very high up on the scale of fears to resolve for people, even though it is the most common fear! Ironic isn’t it? As long as you stay away from spiders, there is no immediate need to cure the fear, unless you work at an insectarium!
Why are people so afraid of spiders, and not ants for example? Both are tiny insects, multi-legged, and are very quick. Is it perhaps the fact that we have grown up in a society where spiders have been vilified and made into these “dangerous and tiny monsters”? Something to think about indeed. If you are afraid of spiders though, just remember that spiders are highly unlikely to bite humans, as they do not see us as preys (remember, we are thousands of times bigger, they should be terrified of us!). And by the way, the whole story about how we all swallow like 20 spiders throughout our lifetime…it is nothing but an urban legend. So don’t be afraid to sleep at night thinking that a spider will crawl into your mouth, it’s just a myth.
If your fear of spiders is totally out of control, don’t be shy and message me. I will be more than happy to help you out. Hmm, maybe a good hypnosis course on arachnophobia sounds like a good idea 😉