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A fear of needles, injections, or having blood draw has kept  many of us from receiving the medical care we need.  With the rollout of the COVID 19 vaccine, this problem turns from being a personal problem to a societal issue.  Herd immunity and the safety of those around us mean that everyone needs to find a solution to their issues with needles.  IHateNeedles.info hopes to be a resource for those people.

 

IHateNeedles Resources

IHateNeedles.info personal self-hypnosis audio program ( 34MB )

If you have vaccine shot, other inoculation or are scheduled to ‘give blood’ you may have already began to focus on what could go wrong.  It’s a normal to prepare for the worst but if you have a history with anxiety or panic this kind of preparation can be counterproductive.  This audio program will help you create a mental model for having a more positive experience.  At the same time it will help you access new resources for feeling in control and confident.

 This audio program will be most effective if it’s used for at least 12 days prior to your appointment. The best times to listen are first thing in the morning AND right before bed time.


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These videos cover a range of helpful, non-hypnosis techniques to help you prepare for a visit to a medical facility.

Applied Tension Technique (Youtube video)  – For those who sometimes faint, or fear fainting, this technique keeps your blood flow active.

Grounding Technique – A simple technique for controlling looping thoughts that may lead to feelings of panic.

Breathing Techniques ( Youtube video)  – It’s easy to become light-headed when you feel anxiety.  This technique can be used to avoid hyperventilating.

Medications to consider – This list is culled from members of the FB Needle Phobia group. I am not a medical professional and all of the information on this page is for educational purposes only.

Press coverage of Needle Phobia and the Covid-19 

Numerous articles point out that Trypanophobia and other needle ‘issues’ will be a major blockade to a full and successful rollout of the COVID 19 vaccine and other future vaccines. But none share specific resources.

CNN – Millions have a real fear of needles. Overcoming that is critical for vaccine rollout

NBC News – Fear of needles may keep may people away from vaccines

Resources

This list is for research only.  Consult your doctor before taking any medications.

 

Support Groups

FACEBOOK has a number of support groups specifically for people who fear needles and Trypanophobia.

Therapy

Cognitive behavior therapy and hypnosis have both been found effective in dealing with debilitating 

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