Most people are a little nervous around needles. But for some people, the thought of getting a shot is downright terrifying. At the mere sight of a needle or a syringe, some people cry, fault, or even suffer a sudden drop in blood pressure. Fear of needles is a serious condition; that's why needle phobia hypnosis is so popular!
If you have a fear of needles, you can not ignore it. After all, if you need medical attention, not being able to deal with needles can turn dangerous – and even deadly.
So, how can hypnotherapy help?
Hypnosis is effective because it treats problems at their source – deep in your subconscious mind. Consciously, you may understand that your fear is irrational. But your subconscious is the one “ruling the roost”; it is responsible for all of your actions. Until you tap into your subconscious and figure out exactly why you are so afraid of needles, you will never be able to overcome your fear.
Some people think that taking anti-anxiety medications or using relaxation techniques before you get a shot is enough to overcome the fear. However, those solutions only mask the problem; they do not eliminate it.
During a fear of needles hypnotherapy session, you and your consulting hypnotist will delve into your subconscious to see exactly what is causing your fear.
If you were to sit and think about what led up to your fear, you might not even be able to explain it! But once you enter into a hypnotic state, you will be able to access your subconscious and remember things that you could not before.
There is a good chance that your fear of needles is the result of something relatively minor in your past. Oftentimes, needle phobia hypnotherapy uncovers a memory in childhood that is causing the problem. That's because children have a tendency to view events as more serious than they really are. Something as simple as screaming and crying when you had to get a shot when you were 3 years-old may have been exaggerated over time in your subconscious mind. This can result in an extreme fear of needles as an adult.
In fact, even seeing a parent suffer from a fear of needles can be traumatic for a child. Having watched your parent – the person who was supposedly to protect you – experience their own terror can be frightening enough to cause your own fear of needs today.
So, how can hypnosis overcome these deep memories?
During your hypnosis sessions, you will re-program your subconscious so that you change the way it perceives needles. If you can train your subconscious to replace your fearful reaction to needles with another, healthier, more positive reaction, you will be able to overcome your fear – and even walk into your doctor's office with complete confidence!