Hypnotherapy for Fear of Blood Overcome Hematophobia

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The fear of blood is a relatively common phobia and one we see quite frequently in our hypnotherapy practice here in the UK.

Like all other phobias, blood phobia is essentially an anxiety disorder.

The person experiencing a phobia of blood may very well sense that it is in large part illogical, but this does nothing to help him or her to deal with it. It is an anxiety disorder that can make even the strongest person go weak at the knees.

Symptoms of Blood Phobia

For someone suffering from hematophobia, the thought or the sight of blood automatically triggers an irrational fear that seems to overpower them, psychologically and even physically.

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This is a phobia that can produce a host of worrying symptoms such as dizziness, feelings of faintness, a sudden and rapid decrease in blood pressure, palpitations, dry mouth and nausea. Sometimes, it can all too easily cause the person experiencing it to faint.

Blood phobia is known by several different medical names and spellings: hemophobia, haemophobia, hemaphobia and hematophobia being the most common.

Origin of Blood Phobia What Causes Fear of Blood

The actual causes of this phobia almost always lie in the person's past.

At some time in the past, the subconscious mind has linked the thought or the sight of blood danger. This has caused feelings of anxiety that have become twinned or linked with automatically with blood.

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Very often this has taken place in childhood or in the teenage years, though in some instances it may have happened later in life.

This may have happened directly—as a result of a traumatic experience involving blood such as an accident or medical procedure in which blood was drawn. Or it might have been because of an injection, a blood test or the like.

It may also have happened indirectly—through someone else's negative experience that was witnessed by the individual him or herself. Or it may have been modelled on someone else's fear and anxiety and so learned vicariously in a process known as 'emotion contagion'.

There is also the theory that in some individuals there is a genetic component or predisposition to this phobia, since it can be prevalent in other members of the family. In my own clinical experience and opinion, however, this can also be explained by the child's ability to model fear on the reactions of parents or other relevant others.

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Whatever the cause, the fact is that this phobia can greatly affect and even jeopardise the person's health.

Often the blood phobic individual will go to great lengths to avoid any situation or procedure that may cause blood to flow.

Doctors, nurses, hospitals, injections and other essential medical procedures may all be avoided, even when there is a real and pressing need for them.

In some people, hematophobia is also accompanied by an underlying fear of needles (trypanophobia) and by the fear of death (thanatophobia). In such cases, these other phobias must also be cleared as part of the blood phobia removal.

Help & Treatment for HemetophobiaFear of Blood Test and Needles

The good news is that help is available.

Working with a well experienced and expert advanced transformational hypnotherapist, it is possible to reach back and uncover the origin of this phobia. Having done this, we can neutralize the false belief that has been embedded into the subconscious mind that blood needs to trigger anxiety.

In its place we can help the person experience feelings of calm and relaxation when thinking about or experiencing any circumstance that involves blood.

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If you or someone you care about suffers from the fear of blood, fear of blood test or blood phobia, also known as hemaphobia, hematophobia, hemophobia and haemophobia, then there really is something you can do about it.

Through modern advanced hypnotherapy techniques you can live your life as you were intended to live it—free from anxiety and upset when it comes to blood.



With over 30 years of hypnosis experience, Peter has an in-depth understanding of how to guide and help people reach and realise their own potential. Using a life-time of experience, together with advanced therapeutic skills, he can help you overcome fear of blood once and for all.

If you have a fear of blood call Peter now on 0121 449 0659 or mobile 07910 245 159 and get the help you need to overcome your blood phobia. There is no need to be afraid of blood tests and needles—end blood phobia and really enjoy your life.

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