Fears - Phobias

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Email Enas Saad
tel: 0439 854 562
Email Adam Szmerling
tel: 03 9557 9113
Email Beverley de la Harpe
tel: 0412 777 111

Needle phobia – fear of injections.

NLP And Hypnotherapy Can Cure Your Fear Of Needles

Nobody likes being stuck with a needle, regardless of the reason.  Vaccinations, cortisone shots, IV antibiotics, flu shots, and the like are just a few examples of perfectly good reasons to get an injection.  For someone with needles phobia, however, the fear of these common injections and other procedures involving needles is paralysing and can keep them from getting the medical care they need to stay healthy.   

What Is Needle Phobia?

Needle phobia is the intense and unrelenting fear or panic of anything to do with needles and injections.  For some people the panic is so strong and so powerful that they have physical symptoms as well, even going as far as fainting or collapsing.  It’s terrifying to be in this situation, so it’s not surprising that needles phobia is a main reason why some people refuse to get proper medical care.

If you have a fear of needles, you may have tried overcoming your phobia with will power, trying to “tough it out”, or some other coping mechanism.  Chances are, though, that your efforts have not been successful.  Why?  Because these methods and approaches simply do not work.

The reason they do not work is that they do not address the underlying reason for the needle phobia.  We’re not talking about what originally caused the fear or how it got started, but rather the thought patterns and automatic responses that occur when the phobia is triggered.  Only by changing these patterns and responses can you make effective change in your needles phobia.   

Complicating things further, there may be other fears or anxieties that go along with the needles phobia.  For instance, you might be afraid of blood or afraid of the hospital; these other fears have to be addressed along with the fear of needles if the cure is to be full and lasting.

How NLP And Hypnotherapy Can Help

NLP and hypnotherapy techniques are perfectly suited for discovering and correcting the thought patterns and automatic responses that cause you so much trouble.  They do this by working with your conscious mind to learn new ways of consciously choosing a different response, as well as with your unconscious mind to cement those changes in place and make them unconscious and automatic reactions.  Your practitioner will work with you to resolve all of your fears related to needles, even the underlying ones as mentioned earlier.       

How Long Will Treatment Take?

Some of our clients cure their needles phobia after a single one-hour session, while others need up to three sessions to achieve full success.  In all cases, however, your practitioner will focus on getting rid of your phobia in as few sessions as possible.    


You can’t go through life living with needles phobia and expect to stay healthy over the long term.  That’s why our experienced and professional team of NLP and hypnotherapy practitioners stand ready to help you overcome your phobia so your health is protected!  contact us today for more information about the clinic closest to you.