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Many of us suffer from a phobia and the depth of the phobia can vary. It can be slight and we shudder when we see a snake or spider or sometimes it can become acute and then we go out of our way to avoid whatever we perceive as a threat.
In almost 20 years of treating phobias I have seen a numerous clients at my Leatherhead hypnotherapy clinic. Phobias have ranged from a spider phobia so severe that a young girl was willing to turn down a university place because of her fear she wouldn’t be able to cope with a spider in her bedroom. Another client with a blood phobia who was worried about her job as a school secretary if a child came to reception with a cut knee, and a man who had walked out of a restaurant where he was planning to celebrate his birthday because there were balloons tied to every chair.
Phobias can seem trivial and silly to those who don’t suffer but when they start to impinge on our daily life, when we stop doing something because of a phobia, then we need to deal with them.
Today the news is full of information about a covid vaccine. All the photos in the news and on the television are of the vaccine being delivered by injection. I have come across needle phobia many times. One client was a young girl of 18 who wanted to go travelling but her phobia was stopping her getting the necessary injections. Her mother bought her for treatment on her 18th birthday and she then happily went to the doctors for the injections needed and she spent the next year exploring the world.
There are several hypnotherapy treatments for a phobia and they are very effective. Sometimes only one session is needed to break the cycle of fear. Phobias often have their roots in childhood memories, scare stories from older siblings or can be learned memories from a parent or adult that had a similar phobia.
Covid 19 is not going to be controlled without a vaccine and the more people who have the vaccine the more effective it will be. If you have a fear or phobia about needles it is time to deal with it. We all want our lives to return to normal as soon as possible. Hypnotherapy can help you deal with a needle phobia so that you can protect yourself against the virus.
Contact me today to find out how hypnotherapy can help you beat your phobia.