Living with Snakes

At Bristol Zoo Gardens we have responded to the demand for people wanting to get over their fear of snakes by offering a course, called 'Living with snakes'.  This is delivered jointly by Greg Nejedly (a hypnotherapist at the Hypnotherapy Bristol Practice) and a member of the Zoo Education team and takes place in the Zoo's Conservation Education Centre on Guthrie Road, opposite Clifton College. You will join a small and personal group, with up to ten participants enjoying a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

The course lasts for up to four hours and includes a variety of approaches to help you, including talks, relaxation, hypnotherapy and an optional meeting with our friendly snakes.

There are no booked dates for our next Living with snakes course. We respond to demand for this course, so please let us know if you are interested and we’ll let you know if when we have enough interest to run a course.

Living with Snakes course content:

  • Introduction and a talk on phobias with a group discussion on how the phobia affects you
  • Relaxation
  • A talk about the wonderful world of snakes – highlighting their anatomy, behaviour and role in nature
  • Refreshment break with a selection of hot drinks and sandwiches
  • Discussion and information about hypnosis
  • Hypnotherapy
  • An optional meeting with live, friendly snakes.
  • Presentation of certificate of attendance


The 'Living with snakes' course costs £95.

If you are interested in booking a place on the 'Living with snakes' phobia treatment course, or require any further information, please call: 0117 428 5441 or email

We also run similar courses for people who have a fear of spiders. 


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