Fear of Needles

Trypanophobia the Fear of Needles

In this article we will talk about two types. The first is the extreme fear of medical procedures involving injections or hypodermic needles. The second is the fear of getting a tattoo because of the use of needles.

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Not all but a lot of our fears and phobias can be traced back to when we were children. This may not be your case but just imagine as a young child being brought to the doctor’s office or hospital. The child is in a strange place and then the child is being held so they can’t move to get an injection.

As you can imagine this could be upsetting for a child as well as the parent. Now you could say that it’s in the best interests of the child and in most cases your right but that doesn’t change what has happened from the child’s perspective.

Now there may be many variations of this as well as other factors. If like in arachnophobia the fear of spiders you see a parent or guardian freak out over spiders you can create the link that spiders are dangerous. So, maybe as a child you saw or heard negative talk about needles from someone you would have thought as a protector.

In hypnotherapy we would desensitise the memory and help you see it in a different way. Everything is about perspective, that’s why as humans we see the same thing so differently from the people around us.

Yes we see somethings the same but not everything and the further out of your group you go the more differences there are among us.

It may also come down to your sensitivity. It’s natural for some people to have a higher threshold for pain than others. When it comes to getting a tattoo it could be anything above or a combination of them. Plus I know you can remove a tattoo but it is for intents and purposes permanent.

There is a fear of what if it goes wrong what will I do? What if it looks terrible can I change it? Will it affect my job, relationship and it’s almost endless. In hypnotherapy we discover first what the fear is and where its coming from and then desensitise it. If you are in our area please contact us if you have any more questions. or please visit our homepage for more information, Dublin Hypnosis Dun Laoghaire.

If it’s only some general stress you want to get rid of we run a guided relaxation through hypnosis session which may be the thing you’re looking for. Stress plays a big role in our lives but we don’t have to hold on to it.

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