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Last week, invited to a special project on environmental sciences by the junior department of a school, here are a few things I gleaned from just one of the projects that I thought might be worth sharing with everybody except roughly 427 million people the world over because it is that number, apparently - close to half the population of India - who suffer from arachnophobia, or the fear of spiders.
Even since childhood, Yvonne, who has a daughter Kelly and grandson Joseph, has suffered arachnophobia and been terri-fied of "anything that crawls or flies, even butterflies".
John Allchurch, defending, said Walpole had arachnophobia.
India's opener Rahul took advantage of the Aussie's arachnophobia, going on to score his first Test century.
Created in collaboration with the late Nobel Prizewinning playwright and directed by John Malkovich, A Celebration of Harold Pinter is a humorous and fascinating solo performance by the acclaimed British actor, Julian Sands--star of such films as A Room With A View, Arachnophobia, and Warlock.
Incidentally, Rupert Grint, the actor who portrayed the character through the years, also suffers from the same condition -- the fear of spiders, also known as Arachnophobia.
The report, titled "Operation Arachnophobia," consolidates a year's worth of comprehensive and detailed analysis into Bitterbug operations first identified by the ThreatConnect Intelligence Research Team.
2 ARACHNOPHOBIA (1990) KILLER spiders find their way to America and begin to take over a small town by biting and killing the inhabitants.
The Arachnophobia app, dubbed Phobia Free, for iPhone and iPad, has been devised with the help of specialist psychiatrists and is also reviewed and approved by NHS England.
In that therapy, a person with arachnophobia, for instance, confronts spiders over and over again until new memories of safety override the previous memory of fear.
IF YOU'RE among the millions who suffer arachnophobia, even imagining an eight-legged monster can conjure up intense feelings of fear and anxiety, deeply rooted in bad memories.
A DUDLEY Zoo arachnophobia workshop inspired a Stourbridge teacher to publish her first children's book - about spiders.
Hey, lots of people have a touch of arachnophobia --fear of spiders--but most of us kinda control it, just grittin' our teeth and grimacing while we stomp or swat 'em.
The numerous illustrations also take a lighthearted approach -- a mouse stares at the reader while eating a Cheerio and a child who presumably has overcome her arachnophobia gently cups a tarantula in her hands.
To treat someone with arachnophobia, a psychologist will typically use some sort of immersion therapy in which the subject starts by petting a stuffed spider and works his way up to sticking his hand into a bucket full of tarantulas.
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