Fear of Injections
Hypnotherapy for Fear of Injections in Helston, Cornwall
Symptoms of Needle Phobia
If you have a fear of needles, you may dread receiving medical care, particularly injections.
When you are required to undergo a medical procedure, you are likely to experience high blood pressure and an elevated heart rate in the hours and days leading up to your procedure.
However, at the time of the event, your blood pressure may rapidly drop.
You may even faint.
Another danger of needle phobia is that it can cause sufferers to avoid visiting the doctor or dentist.
Although the actual phobia is of needles or injections, it can lead to a more generalized fear of medical and dental healthcare providers. (Sometime leading to a Fear of Dentists in itself)
In extreme cases, the sufferer may refuse to receive even routine checkups.
Causes of Needle Phobia
As with all phobias, Scientists are still unsure precisely what causes needle phobia.
It seems to be inherited, as an estimated 80% of those who have the condition have a close relative that suffers from the same phobia.
However, it is possible that the fear is learned (what we call “Learned Behaviour”) rather than biologically inherited.
Some psychologists believe that the fear may be rooted in an ancient survival technique.
Puncture wounds could be deadly, particularly in the days before modern antibiotics.
It is possible that a fear of puncturing the skin was an evolutionary adaptation although not everybody seems to suffer from this problem.
Treating the Fear of Needles
Many people have found have their needle phobia significantly improved with CPI and Clinical Hypnosis sessions. (See below)
In addition, new methods for medication distribution are being developed.
For example, a nasal spray form of the flu vaccine has recently been approved for use in most healthy people.
Researchers are working on possible needle-free ways of testing diabetics’ blood sugar and performing other needed medical tests.
Needle phobia can be a serious condition that should be treated, as it could eventually lead you to miss out on essential medical care.
If you think that you have a Fear of Needles then please contact me.
Therapy for Fear of Injections in Helston, Cornwall
The choice of therapy to help your Fear of Injections is going to depend on just how much the problem is affecting your day-to-day life, and also how long you have been suffering from the problem.
Jo Rogers is able to offer two main techniques for helping you to resolve your Fear of Injections:
Psychotherapy for Fear of Injections
If your problem is more significant and is having a seriously disruptive effect on your personal or professional life, then you may wish to consider a technique such as psychotherapy. This type of therapy can help you to rewire and delete the unwanted emotions, behaviors and symptoms of Fear of Injections from the unconscious. This remarkable therapy is a type of neuro-plasticity and makes positive changes through an experiential and unique process. You will feel as if on a journey, at a pace that feels right to you, discovering the unconscious causes of the way in which you feel today. Slowly and gently you will gain an understanding of yourself in a way that you did not have before, making sense of those unwanted symptoms. We call this the discovery phase and adhering to specific guidelines in this particular form of psychotherapy, we are then able to change those thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are having such a negative impact on your life, restoring you to peace and tranquility. This is an holistic therapy.
Clinical Hypnosis for Fear of Injections
If your particular problem is “relatively” minor and only affects you now and again, then you may have found that you have been able to tolerate the feelings that you have experienced.
In these circumstances I would normally recommend a few sessions of Clinical Hypnosis (Suggestion Therapy) as this particular technique has an excellent track record in these cases.
Contact JTR Hypnotherapy in Helston, Cornwall
If you’d like to arrange for an initial consultation at my clinic, or if you have any queries that you’d like me to answer, then you can e-mail me on jorogers@JTRhypnotherapy.co.uk, or if you’d prefer, you can fill out my online-enquiry form.
For the cost of my Hypnotherapy Treatments have a look at the FEES page HERE