I got so fed up of my spider phobia i tried hypnotherapy. It hasn't got rid of the fear completely but i no longer feel the world has come to an end when i see large house spiders, i can now just ignore them and get on with what i'm doing, although if one runs at me i still panic a bit. BUT... it's made me absolutely adore smaller spiders - the ground/wolf/hunting type spiders (no idea what they're called really) you commonly see on dry ground in the UK. Whenever i see one i just have to stop and pick it up! They are adorable! And baby harvestmen too! And i get a bit obsessive over touching any spider webs i see too. It's all a bit weird because it's slightly obsessive and i really didn't like them before - especially the harvestmen and sticky spiderwebs were horrible. Anyone else tried hypnotherapy?