Hypnotherapy for Fear of Injections on Teesside
Symptoms of Needle Phobia
If you have a fear of injections, you may dread receiving medical or dental care, particularly by hypodermic needle.
When you are required to undergo a medical or dental 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 generalised fear of medical and dental healthcare providers.
In extreme cases, the sufferer may refuse to receive even routine checkups.
Causes of Fear of Injections
As with all phobias, scientists are still unsure precisely what causesa fear of injections.
It may 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 Injections – Don’t despair!
Many people find that their needle phobia significantly improves with Clinical Hypnotherapy. It’s a popular and effective method for treating many conditions. Part of the process is to induce a state of deep relaxation (also known as trance) that makes it easier to access a person’s subconscious mind which is open to suggestibility. Then by using the power of suggestion the therapist can help the client to break out of damaging phobias, patterns or habits. Negative and limiting behaviours can begin to be changed by changing thought processes and learning to channel emotions in different ways.
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 injections then please contact me for a no obligation chat as to how I may be able to help you.