Hypnotherapy for Fear of Needles
Hypnotherapy for Fear of Needles in Wolverhampton & Wombourne; how it works and how many sessions you might need.
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 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. (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.
Effective Hypnotherapy for Fear of Needles in Wolverhampton
Therapists have been offering Hypnotherapy for Fear of Needles for many years. Today, Hypnotherapy is supported by scientific evidence that shows how helpful this complementary therapy can be.
However, Hypnotherapy for Fear of Needles is NOT a “magical Cure”. This is because your personality, your willingness to change and a number of other factors play a significant role in how well any type of therapy works.
Because Hypnosis is very relaxing and provides a high degree of self-insight, most people find that just being able to relax more is a significant part of getting better. The more relaxed you become, the easier you will find it to solve your Fear of Needles problems.
What Happens in the Hypnotherapy for Fear of Needles Sessions?
Hypnotherapy for Fear of Needles normally involves a number of sessions which are held weekly. We suggest that most people will get the best results from a course of four sessions, or more, depending on how long you have been suffering for.
The process of hypnotherapy we use in the clinic involves you sitting comfortably in one of our therapy chairs whilst you listen to Joan’s voice. She will discuss with you the specific situations or the triggers that lead to your Fear of Needles problems. This will allow her to develop the most appropriate metaphors and suggestions to help you to deal with any negative feelings and to help you cope with the symptoms more effectively.
Over the course of the hypnotherapy sessions you will explore previous experiences that may have led to negative feelings and you will learn to develop a range of coping mechanisms.
At Wolverhampton Hypnotherapy we make use of an audio system called the “Hypno-Com”. Joan uses this to talk to you through a headphone and microphone system whilst blending relaxing music into the background. The Hypno-Com systems create a highly effective therapeutic environment that assists the treatment.
How Many Sessions of Hypnotherapy for Fear of Needles will I Need?
Whilst it’s impossible to be prescriptive about the number of sessions required, most people will find that somewhere between four and ten sessions will produce the desired results. Joan offers pre-paid courses of Hypnotherapy for Fear of Needles.
You can view the fees and pay for your course by PayPal on our Fees page.
FREE Initial Assessments for Hypnotherapy for Fear of Needles
Joan offers a completely FREE Initial Assessment for Hypnotherapy for Fear of Needles which lasts about 45 mins to an hour. If you’d like to have a chat about it, please click on the button below to get in touch.