Ophidiophobia Sessions

During our ophidiophobia sessions, we work through a series of proven stages that helps the sufferer over-come their phobia, whether extreme or mild.


We start slowly, first discussing possible origins/causes for the fear (for example if a person got bitten by a snake when they were a child or the fact that snakes look wet and slimey) & we then progress to using visual stimulatory aids to provoke the feeling of fear e.g. fake snakes, photographs etc.


Identifying the origin of the fear is a vital step in the process to overcoming a phobia. Without pin-pointing a cause, the effect cannot be altered & adapted to be a more positive response.


We only progress on to the next stage of the process if the individual feels they can, we never pressure anyone into doing anything that they don’t want to do.


If the sufferer feels ready, we then progress onto looking at live snakes of all sizes, starting small e.g.
tiny hatchlings & then moving onto larger, bigger species e.g. large cornsnakes or royal pythons.


As with our other phobia sessions, the ultimate goal at the end of the session is to be able to handle/hold a calm, friendly species of snake in a calm & controlled manner.



We only ever use snakes that are known to be friendly & calm and which can be easily handled; this is to ensure that the process of overcoming ones fear is a positive experience & the sufferer has more of a chance of being successful in their endeavour!


Almost all of the snakes that we use for our sessions have been given a second chance at life & have been rescued from bad situations.

For example Dotty our anerythristic milksnake was left to starve in someone’s flat when they abandoned her, now she is gaining weight and in a loving forever home!


Our phobia sessions have proven to be very popular & successful and individuals have even found themselves enjoying the company of their newly encountered species!


We even have people telling us that they have a favourite snake! For example Ezra, our beautiful bumblebee royal python & coral our milksnake are two of our most popular snakes!



Although holding a friendly snake is a good end goal of this session, our main aim is to make the sufferer feel less anxious when confronted with snakes & our other objective is to make the sufferer feel more in control of their fear & more confident around serpents.


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If you have any further queries regarding our phobia sessions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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