The fear of insects
Among other things, its rightful place is the fear of insects or entomophobia. People with this phobia I hate the summer, and the rest of the city becomes a real nightmare.
Very often, together with entomophobia, a person may develop arachnophobia (fear of spiders). In this case, the person do not care who is in front of him, the main thing is that it moves, crawls, jumps, flies and frightens.
The first symptoms that characterize the phobia of insects, appear in person approximately at the age of five years. This is often due to the fact that the child does not understand what kind of insect he sees, does not know what to expect from this representative of wildlife, and therefore begins to fear.
The second reason, which secrete psychologists, is copying the behavior of adults. Parents or any of the elders may not suffer from fear of insects, but, nevertheless, do not give them special sympathy. In this case, the child may develop fear of insects as a consequence of the stories of adults that ossu, or another insect, can not be touched, because it will bite.
And, of course, entomophobia can develop in a child after it truly bites any insect. Especially if such an incident occurred in early childhood. The connection of a small insect and pain deeply rooted in the child's psyche, and develops a negative attitude towards the whole class.
Often children like to tell terrible stories about how someone bitten a big beetle, and about the horrors that followed. Yes, and themselvesadults sometimes provoke the child's disgust and fear to insects, frightening them by the fact that they are surely bitten by a terrible beetle or a wasp.
His contribution to the development of entomophobia contribute literary works and films.
In addition, scientists believe that the fear of insects may be an echo of the memory of generations. Our ancestors were wary of many kinds of insects, because they carried a real threat. Now most of the representatives of this class lost their lethality, but the memory of the fact that an insect bite may be followed by a terrible disease - has remained.
To live with this phobia really easy. The fear of insects causes a person to avoid any contact with the members of this class. This phobia is especially aggravated in the warm season, when insects surround us everywhere, and even in their home they do not always manage to cope with annoying mosquitoes or flies. Therefore, entomophobia requires compulsory treatment.
What you can do yourself to eliminate a fear of insects? First of all try to find out more about them. You do not need to become an entomologist, but reading literature, watching educational films and programs, it would still be appropriate.
Seeing the insect, try to pull yourself together. Breathe deeply. convince yourself that you are bigger and stronger than this little defenseless creature. Try to find positive qualities. For example, bee — pollinating flowers, producing honey, and substances obtained as a result of life some insects are used in medicine, perfumery, cosmetics.
Nurture strength of will, Looking through pictures and photos with the image of insects. Do not run away from every wasp or butterfly with a wild cry and panic.
If the fear of insects develops in a child, try often to tell him stories and read good books about mosquitoes and ants. Help in this matter and good cartoons about the representatives of this class. Do not make a bad example, try to show the child that insects are not scary.