Needle Phobia

Sometimes the choice of therapies can be confusing for clients. A 13 year old boy came to me because he had a needle phobia. He was quite sick and needed many injections for his medical treatment. However, he was extremely afraid of needles.

I started off by asking what made him afraid of needles. I found out that he was not frightened of it being painful but was afraid that the needle would break off inside him. He was worried that once broken off the needle would travel to his heart and kill him. Instead of using psychotherapy or hypnotherapy, I helped him by taking a needle and demonstrating that even I hadn’t enough strength to break it. This cured the problem in one session!

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