Who will look after your children if you get CoVid19? Who will do your parent’s shopping if you are too ill to get out of bed? Who will run your business if you are unable to?
With the increasing availability of vaccines to protect us against the Coronavirus, it is becoming more likely that you will soon be offered a vaccine, but what if you are too afraid of the needle to protect yourself and your family?
There are times your fear or phobia of needles as held you back. You have been conflicted, racked with guilt, knowing that you want what is in that little glass vial but unable to have it. You have tried everything but you just can’t do it.
I’m going to tell you, you probably haven’t tried everything and you absolutely can.
Our mind responds to the images we create, the more powerful and “real” those images, the more power they have over us and the more real they seem.
The risks and benefits to the vaccines against CoVid19 are easy to find and you have probably already researched them, trying to reason your way to having the vaccine with logic, so I’m not going to cover those here, but if you have decided the vaccine is for you, if you have people who depend on you, if you still can’t imagine being able to feel indifferent towards that needle then These 2 simple steps are for you:
- Think about and write down the words you use when you talk about vaccines or needles.
You may have come up with words similar to those below.
Now cross them out and change it to the words, “I’m not a fan of needles”. This may feel silly or that I don’t truly understand how deep this runs for you- trust me, I do. But by taking away all the power and emotion from the words you say, you are diminishing the phobia, every time you change the words, you are taking away it’s power over you.
- Now think about the feelings you feel when you are gripped by fear before an injection. The tightness in your chest, the shortness of breath, the energy vibrating through you telling you to run or freeze, all the tell-tale signs of anxiety.
Now rather than a needle, think about the last time you were truly excited. Were you on a rollercoaster? Were you getting married? Really think about how your body felt in that moment. Your heart beating in your chest, breathing heavy with anticipation and your body vibrating with energy – notice anything?
Your body reacts in exactly the same way whether you are excited or terrified. Your brain doesn’t even know the difference, in fact, the only difference is the images you assign to the feeling.
So you need to lie to your mind. Tell your mind you are excited about all the benefits. It doesn’t care if you actually believe this yourself right now, it is letting it in, absorbing it like a sponge and making tiny changes every time you decide to give your feelings this new narrative. Lie, cheat and steal your power back.
The easiest way to access our subconscious mind is through music. So put your party anthem on, you know the one, the one that brings you joy and strength. Remind yourself that although you may not be a fan of needles, you are so excited about the result. You will soon be drinking tea with friends, taking your children back to the park and partying like the Rockstar you know you are!
And of course, if you need more support you can book yourself an RTT Session.
Although not an RTT therapist, the wonderful Roz Knox is a respected and trusted hypnotherapist and has this amazingly generous offer for all front line key workers. Check out her amazing, FREE offer here