Fear of Blood, Needles & Injections
Do you feel anxious or fearful at the thought of having a blood test or injection?
I can't stand the sight of needles...
Many people are afraid of injections or the sight of blood 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. After months of social distancing and other restrictions, the prospect of being invited for a Covid-19 vaccination is something that lots of people are looking forward to… unless you’re terrified of having an injection.
It is believed that at least one in ten people have a fear of needles, so it’s actually a lot more common than most people realise. Perhaps you’ve had a bad past experience or maybe it’s a fear of the unknown. Nobody really 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 often starts to exaggerate things and the fear often becomes a lot worse than the event itself. 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.
Now could be the time to overcome your fear.
The most effective therapy for you depends on your individual situation. Many people find Hypnotherapy helpful for overcoming a 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 your fear in the past.
Your First Session
Your first session is an opportunity for us to meet, discuss your situation, answer any questions you may have and decide on the best therapy options for you. It’s all about building a good overview of your situation and what you would like to change or achieve. We will also begin therapy during your first session, to familiarise you with the process and begin your journey towards where you want to be.
If you can change your mind, you can change your life...
Make a change today.