It's OK, you aren't alone!
In fact, I've been seeing lots of clients recently who are afraid of needles or vaccination but still want to do the right thing, for their own sake and others' sake....... but they're scared and apprehensive.
I received this heart warming text from a client who had had hypnotherapy with me:
(Getting the vaccination was) "Probably the most positive experience I've had getting a needle ever! Got the heart racing just beforehand but other than that it was good!".
Actually, if you really want to know the truth, it is not surprising that people feel uncomfortable (or even downright terrified) of getting an injection
It is surprising however that we don't ALL feel this way. It is icky if you think about it.
You'll notice that my client said she still found her heart racing, even though it was a positive experience. The difference to her was that she still felt in control, calm and understood her reactions. To her, this was such an improvement because prior to hypnotherapy she could not even think about having a needle without shaking and bursting into tears.
She had learned how to handle her fears and apprehensions in a positive way and her reaction was now far from the phobic response she used to have.
And a racing heart for her was the worst of it now, which was well within her comfort zone.
What to expect
Depending on your specific situation, you may require, on average, three sessions (possibly only two or maybe four), during which we'd do the following:
'Gently' is the key word here. You'll find we have plenty of time to go at your speed, and that you'll feel safe, secure and calm. And always it's you who's in control. There's no point in me asking you to do anything you find overwhelming, so let's just go at your pace and we'll get there.
Most of us have never really, closely observed our own experience when we're feeling uncomfortable - why would we? Yet when we do, we start to notice how and where it all starts and what it feels like. That's the time to use what you'll learn with me, rather than waiting till you're feeling overwhelmed and as if you can't cope.
It's like having a bucket of water. If you want to put out a fire, you'd better have the bucket ready and catch the fire when it's really just getting going. If you don't get to use your bucket of water until it's a raging bushfire, you've got no chance.
How does hypnosis help with all this?
I say to clients that it's time to create a new dialogue between the body and the mind. We want your mind to be saying to your body, 'Thank you for letting me know, for alerting me. I'll take it from here. Oh, and by the way: there's no need to shout. You don't have to be at 9 or 10 out of 10 - a 2 or a 3 will do.'
To get the body and the mind onto the same page, as it were, I use hypnosis to get you experiencing a really lovely, deep sense of wellbeing and calm, a quiet feeling where that new dialogue can take place.
Still not sure? That's OK, book in a FREE ten minute phone chat to discuss your needs.
"Probably the most positive experience I've had getting a needle ever! Got the heart racing just beforehand but other than that it was good!"