Fear of Needles

A phobias is a continuous, irrational fear of a specific thing or situation. It makes you want to avoid that thing despite there being no real danger. Some phobias may have little impact on your life or you can adjust to them so you are not in a position that you would find triggering. But some phobias can cause real problems.

Most phobias are based in a previous experience which you may not even remember or understand. Hypnotherapy can help you change how you feel about the object of your phobia and help you overcome it. It can also help you to change your emotional response to the fear. This will help you to feel more comfortable in the situation and live your life without fear or limitations.

One particular phobia that I have seen increase in frequency and importance is the fear of needles / receiving injections. Many medical and dental treatments include using needles to either inject medication or take blood. So, having a phobia of needle can be a real problem. The art of giving injections has changed little for decades now, so a fear of needles will remain a problem. And as you get older you accumulate more and more ailments and these often include blood tests and injections.

I, personally, dislike needles, giving blood and receiving injections. When I was a child, I went with my mum to get a flu vaccination. When the nurse dabbed the cold disinfectant on my arm I screamed with such alarm that a doctor burst in to find out what was happening asking, “Nurse! What have you done to this child?”. To which she replied drily, “Nothing, yet”. And I am not alone, Lauren Cohan (British – American Actress) said, “Giving blood, or being near a needle, is the absolute worst”. And she spent a lot of time in the Zombie Apocalypse.

This is such an important issue that I have made a short video about it. You can watch it here.


If you need help to overcome a fear of phobia that is effecting your life then contact me for a free consultation.

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