Hello again! I will begin with stage one on the fear ladder, I will read some facts about Spiders and I will share them on here.
Let’s get to work!!
(I want to make a note that this site is helping me a lot with figuring out how to overcome my phobia: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/phobias-and-fears.htm).
Current Fear Level: 6
Reading up facts about spiders in itself is not scary, however, I know that while I am trying to find information about spiders, I will definitely come across some pictures of spiders which I am not supposed to do until phase 2. I am very nervous to see pictures of spiders.
Okay so I have officially begun, and I must say, I WAS RIGHT! I am seeing all kinds of pictures of spiders, I have to breath and remind myself that they are only pictures though.
Here is one website I am currently on : http://www.insectidentification.org/spiders.asp
So far I’ve learned a few things, the black widow spider eats her mate after they have babies, thus making her a “Widow”. Their bites are obviously ones that you want to avoid. I’ve learned that spiders have 6-8 eyes, but no ears, as they listen using sound vibrations.
As I’m reading, I feel as though spiders are crawling on me, typically because my head is making me feel this way, but they are not! (obviously)
Current Fear Level: 1
I am no longer fearful when it comes to reading about spiders, and as I read about them, I realized it wasn’t too bad just to read about them.
I would like to begin Phase 2 soon, and I will! 🙂
So now I come to an end of this post, and I will keep you updated on my progress :).
Kristina Marina ❤