A fear of needles can cause many what should be almost every day situations to become a source of anxiety, stress and terror. A medical or dental procedure that should be relatively routine or mundane can become a complete nightmare for both patient and professional person.
There are many situations that require the use of needles, including but not limited to having blood work performed, receiving vaccinations, having acupuncture treatment, getting a new filling or undergoing surgical procedures or operations. When you think about all of these situations you are also no doubt aware that in the main they really cannot be avoided. The needle has to be faced.
Thus the majority of people who suffer from a fear of needles spend a certain time in advance of their procedure in the grips of an emotional roller coaster before finally coming to terms with the fact that they will simply have to grit their teeth and get on with it. Fear is an uncomfortable experience and in the case of needle phobia most people would agree that it is entirely unnecessary.
After the event, you most of the time appreciate that the dreaded encounter with the needle was not in fact painful. If truth were told, the fear caused more pain than the needle itself.
Almost everyone who suffers from a fear of needles will agree with this analysis. You know that it wont really hurt. In fact you aren’t even sure that what you fear is being hurt. Logically you know that there is nothing to fear. But at the same time as soon as you encounter a situation where you need to receive an injection you inexplicably experience a wave of fear and discomfort. This feeling far outweighs the force of logical reasoning.
Fear of needles is a learned response. In your subconscious mind needles and fear have become linked, although usually not in conjunction with simply sewing! The way in which your subconscious mind works when encountering a new situation is that it immediately sweeps for similar prior situations and jumps to the conclusion that you should respond in the same way as before. This happens in a split second and beneath the awareness of your conscious and logically thinking mind.
Thus to cure a fear of needles you need to find a way to access your subconscious mind and interrupt this fear inducing pattern of association and thought. Hypnosis provides an environment that is conducive to do exactly this.
Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation that is easy to use simply by listening to a hypnosis mp3 download. Hypnosis, as well as being relaxing and a method of soothing jangled nerves, provides access to your subconscious mind. Post hypnotic suggestions can be made to change the associations between needles and fear and instead pave the way for you to feel relaxed and comfortable in these situations in future. In this way you can easily overcome your needle phobia.
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