|Written by Bill Hanks|
Just imagine. You are taking a walk along a path on a beautiful day in the woods. In your path, is a long snake stretched out across your path. A cold chill goes up your back and your body becomes paralyzed with fear. There are some people that tense up, just at the word "snake" itself. This article will give you some suggestions about how to overcome your fear of snakes.
There are several things that you can do. First, it is good to know as much as you can about snakes. Go to your library or bookstore and get reading information about snakes that habitat in your area of the country. Why be afraid of a Rattlesnake, if none exist in your area? Educating yourself will go a long way in easing your fear.
Hypnosis is also another way to overcome your fear. Some individuals swear by hypnosis, while others think it is a scam. If you think that it would help, give it a try. Hypnosis will change the way you think about snakes.
Another method is called EFT (emotional freedom techniques). It is a combination of mind body medicine and acupuncture, without needles. This is how it works. The practitioner takes a client to a pet store that has secured snakes in cages. As the client stands outside, the practitioner taps the client with their fingertips at certain meridian points. They then enter the pet store and the process is repeated. This continues, as the client moves to get closer to the snakes. Finally, the store manager takes the snake out of the cage and the client actually handles the snake. A final tap is used at the conclusion of this process.
In recent years, the movie media has taken control of individuals fear by having such movies as "Anaconda and Snakes on a Plane." Movies like this have added to the fear of snakes by many individuals.
It is always good to respect snakes and try to avoid them. Snakes, like humans, like to be left alone. If you don't bother them, they won't bother you.