Beating your fear of spiders 戰勝你對蜘蛛的恐懼

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Beating your fear of spiders 戰勝你對蜘蛛的恐懼

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有關 「fear(恐懼)」 的詞彙

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How did Vanessa Woods overcome her arachnophobia?

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Vanessa Woods
Hi, I’m Vanessa, and I sleep with 32 tarantulas.

凡妮莎‧伍茲
「我是凡妮莎,我和32隻狼蛛一起住。」

Vanessa has always had arachnophobia and wanted to change.

凡妮莎一直患有蜘蛛恐懼症,她想改變這一狀況。

Vanessa Woods
At first, when watching videos online of tarantulas, it did give me the heebie-jeebies a bit.

凡妮莎‧伍茲
「起初,當我在網上看狼蛛的視頻時,確實感到有些害怕。」

She used a method called 『exposure therapy’ as a solution.

她用了一種叫作「暴露療法」的方法來克服恐懼。

That means she gradually interacted with her phobia in a risk-free way.

接受「暴露療法」意味著她以一種無風險的方式逐漸直面了自身的恐懼

Vanessa Woods
Getting over arachnophobia was absolutely fantastic. Tarantulas do not bother me at all any more. It makes you realise how interesting these creatures are.

凡妮莎‧伍茲
克服了蜘蛛恐懼症簡直太棒了。我再也不狼蛛了。戰勝恐懼使你意識到這種動物是多麼有趣。」

According to an estimate, 18% of British people admit to being scared of spiders.

據估計,有18%的英國人承認害怕蜘蛛。

The spiders move quickly, but what else is there to be afraid of?

除了蜘蛛移動速度快以外,它們還有什麼令人害怕的地方?

The good news is that their bite is usually no worse than a bee sting.

好消息是,蜘蛛咬傷通常不會比蜜蜂蜇傷更嚴重。

Vanessa Woods
I would say to people that are arachnophobic, just talk to people about it because it is a really crippling fear, and it does affect a lot of people’s lives in a really negative way.

凡妮莎‧伍茲
「我會對患有蜘蛛恐懼症的人們說:和別人聊一聊吧,因為這是一種嚴重的恐懼,而且它確實以一種負面的方式影響了很多人的生活。」

[They’re] just all so different and fascinating. I literally couldn’t imagine my life without a spider in it now.

(蜘蛛)各不相同,令人著迷。現在我簡直無法想像沒有蜘蛛的生活。

詞彙

the heebie-jeebies 害怕、焦慮或緊張

phobia 恐懼

getting over 克服

bother 使害怕、焦慮

crippling fear 嚴重的恐懼

問題答案

She used a method called ‘exposure therapy’.