Jane Green would have answered “yes” to that question a year ago.
But in September 2021, she decided to try and cure her fear of spiders …
Curing a spider phobia can actually be treated in only one day!
Featured several times in the media with celebrity clients, the Spider Courage Experience run by Creature Courage offers a multi-faceted approach to spider phobia therapy into one cost effective session to ensure a high success rate.
Creature Courage's approach is holistic, considering a person's entire mental health. The techniques used are versatile to address overall anxiety and build courage in any situation.
"We help liberate people's minds and get them thinking more positively about all aspects of their lives to keep the phobia away for good, increase the quality of life'” founder Britain Stelly emphasises.
Stelly is a Long Covid sufferer and has developed long-term health problems from only a mild case of covid. Experiencing first-hand how devastating the condition can be, she teamed up with Jane Green from SEDSConnective to help highlight the connection between physical and mental health.
"I had been known to jump out of my car and leave it running on the road due to seeing a large spider inside. In the autumn, when we see more spiders, I am hyper-vigilant. This anxiety affected my whole body, especially with increased fatigue, pain and inflammation. I was constantly worried when I might see a spider."
Jane wanted to inspire others to address their fears and get rid of unnecessary anxiety. The liberation of her spider phobia has been hugely beneficial.
"I feel so much better being back in control of my anxiety around spiders. Anxiety for people with EDS and other co-occurring conditions can mean an overload of chemicals and enzymes, sometimes leading to allergic reactions or even anaphylactic attacks, so getting in control of my phobia was incredibly important!"
Jane really wanted to get control over the anxiety caused by her spider phobia and connected with Creature Courage to spread the message of how important the mind and body working together is for overall health, especially with sufferers of Long Covid and chronic illnesses.
She now loves to make friends with her house spiders!
So, can the mental anxiety from a spider phobia impact your physical health as well?
The simple answer is yes, especially if you are suffering from Long Covid or other chronic health conditions.
To read Jane’s full press interview from last year: https://pressat.co.uk/releases/a-spider-phobia-can-ruin-your-health-313b8f91b1d1720889eed04da1b526ea/