Fear of blood is a fairly common phobia and we see it quite often in our hypnosis practice in the UK.
Like all other phobias, a blood phobia is actually an anxiety disorder.
The person suffering from a blood phobia may well feel that it does not make sense, but it does not help him deal with it.
The thought or appearance of the blood automatically triggers an irrational fear that seems to overwhelm the individual, psychologically and even physically.
It can produce a variety of worrying symptoms such as dizziness, fainting sensations, sudden and rapid drop in blood pressure, palpitations, dry mouth and nausea.
Blood phobia is known by several different names and medical spellings: hemophobia, hemophobia, hemophobia and topophobia are the most common.
The real causes of phobia usually lie in the past of the individual.
At some point in the past, the subconscious linked or paired the thought or the appearance of blood to extreme feelings of anxiety.
It often happened in childhood or adolescence, although in some cases it happened later in life.
It may have happened directly – as a result of a traumatic experience involving blood such as an accident or a medical procedure in which blood was drawn, an injection, a blood transfusion and the like.
It may have happened indirectly – through a negative experience of someone else that the person himself witnessed. Or maybe it was shaped by someone else’s fear and anxiety and thus learned equitably.
There is also the possibility that in some people there is a genetic component or a tendency to this phobia, as it can be common among other family members.
However in my clinical practice and in my professional opinion, this can also be attributed to the child’s ability to simulate this fear on the anxiety of the relevant parents and others.
Whatever the reason, the fact is that this phobia can greatly affect and even endanger a person’s health.
Often the phobic individual will work very hard to avoid any condition or procedure that could cause the blood to flow.
Physicians, nurses, hospitals, injections and other essential medical procedures may be avoided, even when there is a real need for them.
In some cases, hemophobia is also associated with needle phobia (trypanophobia) and / or fear of death (atopophobia).
Any treatment for fear of blood should also take this into account. This is why when dealing with this fear, you need to work with a practitioner who is experiencing this particular phobia.
The good news is that help is available.
Working with a qualified and experienced advanced hypnotherapist, one can look back and reveal the origins and causes of his phobia.
Once we have done this, we will be able to neutralize the false belief embedded in the subconscious that blood should arouse anxiety.
Instead we can help a person experience feelings of calm and relaxation when he thinks about or experiences any circumstances involving blood.
If you or someone you care about suffers from fear of blood, blood phobia, also known as phobia, metophobia, phobia and phobia, then there really is something you can do about it.
Consult an advanced and fully trained Transformation Hypnotherapist with experience in dealing with this phobia and begin the process of releasing yourself now.
Using advanced modern hypnosis techniques you can live your life as you intended to live it – free from anxiety and agitated when it comes to blood.