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Scared stiff of or hate visiting the doctor or dentist? Read this

Dentists, doctors, nurses … injections, treatments … being sick, giving blood, having an examination … does the very thought of any of those situations fill you with dread & make you panic or feel sick?

And is it something that hangs around for weeks in advance?  

There’s ‘the appointment letter’, then the reminders, then the day of the appointment.

Perhaps you’ll need to wear one of those back-to-front white gowns, to take some funny tasking substance so they can look inside you more easily.

And then there’s all those white-coated people, the noise, the smells.

Yes, a fear of visiting a dentist or a doctor, or going to a hospital is a real fear and one which covers so much more than the actual event on that day.

If you’re one of the many millions of people who are afraid of situations involving any of the above, then it’s important you realise that they way you’re presently handling any of them can be changed.

I’ve worked with & helped many clients, some very young & others very old, all of whom have had a fear, a desperate desire to run away from those very places or events that a part of their mind was telling them would be too troubling to get involved in.

Clients have often found they’ve been able to be released from fears like these in a very short time, sometimes we’d have to meet for just a couple of appointments.


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And it’s not really that important how long you’ve had those feelings, or even if you know where they came from or first started, since the way I work means we’re much more interested in working out how you want to feel, rather than why you’re stuck with that automatic reaction of yours.

If you’d like to let go of a fear or a phobia you can always contact me in confidence or comment down below & I’ll get back to you.

Change is … always … possible

Have you been failing enough lately?

Have you been failing successfully lately?

Have you had some really good failures?

Are you failing enough or could you fail MORE?

I’m asking because many of my clients are very concerned about being no good at things, as if they themselves are failures every time they fail at something.

And if that’s the way you think about the things you do in your life, I’d suggest you’ve got things back to front.

You see, we only get better at stuff by ‘having a go’, trying it out, seeing what happens, etc.

Which will often mean that what we do first time around won’t be too good.

So what! What’s wrong with not being good at something the first time around, since that’s the only way we can ever get better at what we do.

Take something like maths (or math to you Yanks out there). To start with it’s all a jumble of rules, which, over time we begin to understand … & then the teacher goes and resets the syllabus & we’re back to square one again.


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But it’s only by going through this step by step understanding & non-understanding that our knowledge can grow.

Or if maths isn’t a good example for you, how about fitness or exercise?

First time in the gym and we’re each a blubbering, sweaty mass of worn out body lying in a pool of sweat (Well, I was, at least!)

But later, over time, with practice, those impossible moves, stretches or lifts become part of our rep range, & so what do we do next?

… we start trying to do better than before …

… and keep failing at that level until we ‘level up’.

…. and that’s how we go, each time.

So when you think about it that way, it’s true what they say, isn’t it …

… if you want to be more successful in life, fail faster.

So what have you failed at today?

Or what are you secretly afraid of failing at?

Reply below, I’m sure you’ll feel better once you do.

Do you have a fear of needles, a dread of going to the doctors, or having injections?

Is a fear of needles something that’s affecting your life, stopping you going to the dentist, travelling on holiday or holding you back from applying for a job?

Would you like to be free from this phobia (which is sometimes referred to as aichmophobia or belonephobia)?

Previous clients I’ve worked with to overcome this issue have found that it had been affecting them so much that to even see a television play with actors using a syringe was enough to create extreme fear.

Sometimes simply hearing someone mention visiting the dentist or talking about some medical complaint would bring on the fear of needles too.

Some clients said they’d drive special routes so as to avoid passing doctors or dentists, since being outside those buildings would bring on the fear of needles for them.

One client I recollect was so frightened of needles that they’d undergone essential emergency dental work (because they’d kept putting the visit off) without any anesthetic whatsoever.

Another client I helped had been stuck with this fear of needles for quite a few years and it had got to the stage that many areas of her life were being affected; work, family, travel, it was everywhere!As a last result she’d contact me to see if hypnosis could help.

After a few appointments she was able to attended an appointment at her GP to have the injections she required so her and her partner could finally travel to the location she’d so long wanted to visit.

Her comment, “I found you & now my life isn’t stuck in a rut. I am so grateful to you & thankful of the outlook I now have on life. I know you wanted me to succeed & I have. Hypnosis works.”


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I’d mention that when helping this client I used hypnosis, however, for the vast majority of my clients suffering with fears or phobias I now work with BWRT® which is a very fast, powerful & effective way of helping clients change long-term thoughts, without any of the relaxation required for hypnosis.

This means it’s perfect for those nervous or tense people for whom relaxing is never too easy.

If you’d like to find out more about overcoming a fear or phobia or if you suffer from nervousness or anxiety then BWRT® could well offer you a swift resolution of that problem too.