Are you afraid of spiders? A woman who spent years being terrified of spiders managed to “de-sensitise” herself by watching videos – and now she has dozens of tarantulas at her home in Norfolk, England. Vanessa Woods overcame her “crippling” fear over 12 months. She admits she’s now addicted to them as pets.
Beating your fear of spiders
Learn language related to…
the heebie-jeebies – feelings of fear, worry or anxiety
phobia – strong, often irrational, fear of something
getting over – dealing with something unpleasant
bother – worry, irritate, disturb or upset
crippling fear – being so scared that you are unable to think or function
How did Vanessa Woods overcome her arachnophobia?
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