Fear of Blood, Needles & Injections

Does the sight of needles or blood bring you out in a cold sweat? Do you feel anxious or fearful at the thought of having an injection or blood test?

Many people are fearful of blood or injections and for some, the fear is so intense that it can prevent them from visiting their doctor in case they might be asked to have a blood test. It can even stop some people from going on holiday if travel vaccinations are required.

Fear of Blood, Needles & Injections

Nobody likes having injections, but they are a normal part of life and most of us will need an injection or blood test at some point. When we have a fear of something, particularly if we’ve had that fear for a long time, our mind can start to exaggerate things and it can seem a lot worse than it actually is. What is, in reality, a minor event with perhaps a few seconds of mild discomfort, can become a terrifying experience which seems to last a lot longer.

Which therapy?

The most effective therapy for you depends on your individual situation. Many people have found hypnotherapy helpful for addressing fear of blood, needles or injections and talking with someone who is impartial and non-judgmental can help you to overcome your fears. Working with your subconscious mind, relaxation and anxiety release techniques can be taught which will enable you to develop a new calmer way of responding and leave the fear behind in the past.

What to expect

Your initial consultation is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss your situation in more detail as well as answering any questions you may have and deciding on the best options for you. We will also do some hypnosis, if appropriate, to introduce you to hypnotherapy and help you prepare for future sessions. Many people find between 4 to 6 hypnotherapy sessions helpful for fear of blood, needles or injections and occasionally further sessions may be required.

Further information

Further information about costs and sessions can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

"Thank you so much for your help. I never really thought I would feel this confident around needles and if I were to be told I needed an injection now I don't even think I'd be bothered!"
Hypnotherapy in Leeds - Client Testimonial
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