"My daughter appeared to develop a horror of needles around the age of seven or eight, after having endured a painful cannula in each arm during kidney function testing at hospital. This phobia grew over the years, to the point where she would scream and sob during routine vaccinations and, in her later teens, just refused point blank to have them at all.
'When my daughter was seventeen, with her agreement, I approached Chris is the hope of tackling this very genuine fear. Although nervous, she found the hypnotherapy session reassuring and relaxing. However, she wasn't at all sure that it had been effective, and still refused to let me make a doctor's appointment for her. After a few weeks of nagging, I let it drop.
'So imagine my surprise when, about a year after the therapy, she announced that she had booked herself in for her long-overdue booster injections and that, no, she didn't need me to accompany her. She attended her appointment, said she felt no anxiety at all while the shots were being administered, and returned home with a big smile on her face. I was amazed and delighted."
Sometimes, when clients come for phobia removal, the opportunity to test the results don't come up straight away. During that time, it is normal for the conscious mind to think that the phobic reaction will still be there - that the therapy won't have worked - because the only sign of it having worked is when you are back in that situation where the fear would usually have kicked in. The rest of the time you feel normal anyway! more about phobias
So Mum was "amazed", and so was Olivia but I wasn't, I've been doing this stuff for fifteen years! If you have a fear or phobia which is stressing you out or causing you inconvenience, don't just put up with it - call me (Chris) and I'll get rid of it for you, usually in one session no matter how bad the reaction was before. 0161 474 8120 or call/text me on 07748 838 644 any time. You'll be glad you did!
Chris Holmes is Director of Central Hypnotherapy and has beenhelping the people of Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester and Tameside to get free of their fears, phobias and panic attacks since August 2000