Lower Sixth Psychology students explore phobias at London Zoo

Academic | 12th March 2020

Our Lower Sixth Psychology students attended a phobias workshop at London Zoo to supplement their A Level work.

Hypnotherapist Dr John Clifford delivered the interactive and fascinating workshop. The group explored different types of phobias, such as Ophidiophobia (fear of snakes) and Pogonophobia (fear of beards!). They also discussed the psychological explanations for why we develop phobic responses.

When learning about common treatments for phobias, they experienced a hypnotherapy session, typically used in cases of arachnophobia, before meeting the famous Rosie – a tarantula!

The students really enjoyed the day, particularly meeting Rosie, although there were a few who were a little more reluctant to hold her than others!