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Treatment for snake phobia

Postby lilai » Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:24 am

Hi guys,

can anyone give me a reccomendation how I can get rid of my snake phobia in Singapore, since actually living in a country that has snakes makes life a litte difficult with the phobia.

Thanks a lot

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Postby QRM » Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:14 am

Go to the zoo get a zoo pass, and day by day, bit by bit work your way around the reptile exhibit, start with the geckos and move onto the snakes, you know you are cured when you can walk into the giant open snake atrium. Even non snake phobic people are weary of walking in.

Then have a photo taken with the yellow python around your neck and frame it as a trophy of beating the phobia

My wife has the same problem I used to think it was a bit of joke, one day on a walk I tickled her neck with a long stick and said it was a snake, she was so traumatised she almost couldn't walk. (Thats when i realize its not so funny).

Try hypnosis? I don't believe in that stuff but different strokes for different folks.

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Postby QRM » Wed, 24 Sep 2008 7:50 pm

Oh is thats what its called these days :roll:

So sad how these people prey on people who are suffering, under the guise of a good Samaritan.

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Re: Try something called Emotional Freedom Therapy!

Postby durain » Wed, 24 Sep 2008 8:01 pm

Darius Soon wrote:You can remove your phobia permanently in less than 30 mins if you do it correctly.


hallelujah, less than 30 minutes and you are cured? money back guarantee, yeah?

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Wed, 24 Sep 2008 8:13 pm

Hi Lilai and welcome to the forums!

My wife has a snake "issue" and I have a spider and shark "issues". At the end of the day, remind yourself that most snakes here are harmless and are just looking for insects/roaches etc.

Back in our ex-home country, Australia, we have something like 10 of the 12 most deadliest snakes. In terms of spiders, I think Australia is number 1 of the worlds most deadliest. Sharks, well we breed the Great White shark, and we have one of the five breeding grounds for the Hammerhead shark.

Back in Australia, if you kill a snake, you go to jail. They are protected species (that being said when I was five years old my dad took a spade to a Taipan in our backyard!!!! that was many years ago!!).

So, maybe a suggestion - the snakes here are generally harmless - I don't think the really poisonous ones are that common [CAN SOMEONE CORRECT ME HERE IF I AM WRONG PLEASE?]...remember, that they eat evil little bugs and spiders!

While Ms. C doesn't like snakes, she appreciates their value in nature.

I, on the other hand, would sooner run out of a room if there was a spider in it, rather than throw a shoe at it!!

All of us have fears and phobias and whatever some 30 minute session will cure us of.

The point is, they live here as well, so we just have to understand that. Most are harmless (like we expats!!) - annoying - maybe; fun - yes (apart from spiders and sharks!; and generally they are just exploring. The National Parks Service people will help you out if you have a problem.

Not too sure if I've helped, but I tried!!!!

Hissssthhh....... <--- snake

Mr. P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 24 Sep 2008 9:23 pm

Sorry P. it's gotta be me. :wink:

Singapore has lots of black spitting cobras who can pack a nasty wallop. I caught at least four around my digs out in Seletar Camp when I lived out there. Also caught non-poisonous but dangerous nonetheless pythons as well (albeit small ones of a meter or so). The Black Spitting cobra's get up to around 2 meters in length. There are also blue kraits here but not as common. From what I understand about them is that drop for drop they are more poisonous than a cobra. I grant you none pack the wallop of a Taipan but they are dangerous and not uncommon here to say the least.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bungarus

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Postby ihatechinesefood » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 9:33 pm

but we dont encounter that many snakes, right?

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 10:33 pm

Fair call SMS - no dramas - you're the expert here! Was just walloping in my two bobs worth, cobber!

Still, as long as there aren't spiders that I can see I'll be happy. Ms. C on the other hand will agree with you - and will go further - any good snake is a dead snake. She hates 'em. I can't wait to send her this post (she's O/S) - she'll be wrapped in my arms for a week!

Then I can make hittthhhhh noises during the night and get extra cuddles!

:) Mr. P

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Postby Darius Soon » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 10:45 pm

I am not surprised by the reaction given. But there are really ways to resolve phobias permanently.

If you notice carefully, whenever a fear arises, there is an accompanying bodily reaction. This happens because a thought (specifically a visual image) causes a physical response which we term fear. There are ways to change the stimulus-response pathway in the mind to remove the charge caused by the stimulus (some ways are neuro-linguistic programming known as NLP, hypnotherapy, etc) but for phobias, emotional freedom therapy or EFT has proven to be one of the most effective modality.

Do take a look at www.emofree.com (it is an international website, not something I created). I have seen phobias being resolved, and personally have resolved certain fears this way (public speaking, etc). It may sound unbelievable, yes, but I would say, let the results speak for itself. Good luck!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 12:26 am

tic.....toc.....tic.....toc.....tic..... :-|

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Postby kimtaymour » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 2:54 pm

If you guys scared of snakes and sipders..well me its Lizards...some people call it geckos too.. those are my nightmares... i rather make a whole round in order to reach where i won't rather than walking straight and meet them

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