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NeedleCalm - how to overcome your fear of injections

Terrified of getting an injection? You’re not alone.

The extreme fear of needles has been overlooked as a medical problem but in fact affects around 15% of the world’s population.

This often presents as anxiety, shortness of breath, fainting, tremors, nausea, panic attacks and loss of consciousness.

Using the power of the subconscious mind, Hypnotherapy can be a powerful tool to help treat needle-phobia. I’ve been seeing lots of patients with needle-phobia recently. With just three sessions of Hypnotherapy I’ve had great results. (There's a review at the end of this blog.) Now I can educate clients on how to use NeedleCalm in our sessions to give them another practical resource to help overcome their fear

‘Up to one in ten people worldwide have an extreme fear of needles,’ says NeedleCalm founder Lauren Barber, ‘which is why we’ve developed this new medical device here in Australia. It’s a single use adhesive pad that you apply yourself just before you get your injection, and it’s designed to relieve pain and anxiety.’

What is NeedleCalm and how does it work?

NeedleCalm is a single use adhesive pad with biocompatible medical grade silicone designed to promote comfort and minimise the perception of pain associated with needle related procedures. You can see it being used here:

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy and how does it work?

Hypnotherapy is a safe, simple, non-intrusive and comfortable way to change how you feel about things, in this case a fear of needles. Working together with your therapist, you’ll develop a range of skills and techniques for managing your anxiety and feeling calm and in control.

Here's what one mum said: 'We asked for Steve's help in tackling my teenage son's anxiety and fear of injections. Steve was recommended to us but I wasn't convinced he would be able to help. After the first session, my son started sleeping better and his anxiety levels were noticeably lower. He was due an injection after the second session and the results were incredible. He approached the lead up to his appointment calmly and was able to use techniques that Steve had suggested to manage the situation with minimal fear and without any of the usual physical side effects. Having injections are unlikely to ever be his favourite experience but I'm now hopeful that future appointments will no longer be the traumatic events that they have been in the past. I am so impressed by what Steve managed to achieve so quickly and am very thankful for his help.'

To find out more, go to or call me on 0423 793887.

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