Fear of Needles
Fear of Needles Hypnotherapy & Counselling Wolverhampton
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 the fear of needles 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, people who have a fear of needles may refuse to receive even routine check-ups.
Causes of the Fear of Needles
As with all phobias, Scientists are still unsure precisely what causes a fear of needles. 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 more likely that the fear of needles is learned (what we call “Learned Behaviour”) rather than biologically inherited.
Some psychologists believe that the fear of needles 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.
Types of Therapy for a Fear of Needles
We offer both Hypnotherapy & Psychological based solutions (such as the Changing Limiting Beliefs Programme) for the fear of needles – choosing the right type of therapy probably has more to do with you and your personality type rather than which form of therapy is more effective, so if you are in any doubt you can always arrange to come along for one of our FREE initial assessments and we will advise you based on which therapy we think is most suited to YOU.