Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

Do you hate spiders? Then come along to this 'Fight Your Spider Phobia' workshop with RZSS.

Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

About Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

23rd June 2018
24th June 2018
15th September 2018
plus 3 more date(s), see below for more info
2pm - 6pm
Edinburgh Zoo
134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh West EH12 6TS
Adults £90; Members £81
Call 01313349171
Visit the event website here

At RZSS, we obviously love spiders. But we recognise that not everyone does! Spiders are amazing creatures with incredible adaptations. They are an essential part of the ecosystem and those found in the UK are completely harmless and would rather avoid us humans.

We understand how a fear of spiders can really begin to impact on people’s everyday lives. Our course is designed to help you to overcome your fear of spiders in a friendly, relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

The spider phobia workshops consist of one afternoon where you will hear from our clinical hypnotherapist Morag Torrance on phobias – how they develop, what they are and how they make us react. You will have a chance to discuss your phobia to better understand its impact on you. Then our expert keepers will tell you a bit more about spiders, showing how fascinating they can be and that there is nothing to be afraid of. We will then go into a group hypnosis session with Morag to help you to remove negative subconscious associations with spiders and reinforce positive associations.

We will not show you any spiders or images of spiders during the theory part of the course.

After the group hypnosis session, you will have the choice of whether you’d like to go with our keepers to a different room to meet some friendly spiders. At this point, you can meet some spiders in closed transparent containers and you will also have the option to practice calmly catching a British house spider.

Our team will help you overcome your fears:

Clinical hypnotherapist Morag Torrance

Morag is an experienced clinical hypnotherapist, with 7 years’ experience in a palliative care unit, working with patients with a wide range of anxieties and phobias. http://www.hypnomo.co.uk/

RZSS Keepers

Our keepers have years of experience working with arachnids and are able to talk expertly on these fascinating creatures. Some of our keepers have actually overcome animal phobias themselves and deal every day with interactions between the public and our animals.

RZSS volunteers

Our team of volunteers will be there on the day to chat to you about your phobias and the support you in overcoming your fears. They have been trained to help specifically with these workshops.

Support staff

If you have any questions about the workshop or if you’d like any more details before you take part in a course, please ring our booking team on 0131 314 0327 or email experiences@rzss.org.uk.

Additional Dates: 24 June 2018, 15 September 2018, 16 September 2018, 29 September 2018, 30 September 2018

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Spiders: Fight Your Phobia are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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