It’s National Bug Busting Day on the 31st January. So I thought that I would write a post on How to handle your fear of insects – in 3 easy steps.
What is BUG BUSTING DAY? Well, it is a day that talks about head lice, and how to deal with it. But I wanted to write a little broader on this topic, so when we talk about bugs it could be head lice, beetles, ants.. you name it! As you read this article, imagine the fear (or phobia) that YOU have – and apply the following advice to that.
1. Ask yourself what it is that you are scared of…
If you are scared of beetles, ask yourself what it is that you are REALLY scared of….. what I mean by that, is is it their body, is it the sound that they make when they scuttle across your floorboards? What IS it that you are really scared of? If you can figure this out you can then ask yourself, is it really the SIGHT of the insect that bothers you, or is it their sound for example?
Breaking any fear down like this will help you work out what is the root cause of it and then you can have a clearer idea of how to work on that.
2. Take the thing that you are scared of and add humour to it.
Take the thing that you are scared of, and add some humour to it… So if you are scared of a big spider, imagine it in your memory, and then add some humour to it – make it bigger, bolder, turn it into a pink spider on roller skates and with a blue wig on. Next add a voice to your chosen bug or insect and hear it laughing, giggling, along to the BENNY HILL theme tune.
Are you smiling yet?
This changes the emotion that you have attached to the thing that scares you – and this will disempower it.
3. Have a conversation with the thing that scares you.
You do not have to learn to love the thing that scares you. But you also don’t have to allow it to control you. I want you to close your eyes, and imagine that you are talking to your fearful object (insect), tell it that it scares you.. talk to it.
If it could speak, what would it say to you?
Speak to it, and listen to it, and then take note of the words coming out of you. Make a note of these (if possible), and then book a free clarity call with me so that we can talk about whether I can work one to one with you, and really get to the bottom of this.
Wouldn’t it be great to be free from your fear or phobia?
I hope that these tips help you, have a go at them and let me know how you get on with them.
Until the next time, have a great week!