One might suggest Lady Macbeth and her obsessive handwashing was a result of a growing bout of fear of blood.
The term hemophobia originates from the Greek haima, meaning blood, and phobos, meaning fear. In fact, great literature could be blamed for contributing to a culture-wide aversion or fear of blood. In Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus the battlefields stream with blood. In Homer's Iliad the waterways run red with blood when Achilles exacts his vengeance on Trojans. Then of course there's the master of blood-related heebie-jeebies - Dracula.
Blood phobia is more than just a simple aversion or short 'grossed-out' sensation that dwindles in a matter of seconds. Blood phobia is an irrational, persistent fear of blood that may ultimately keep sufferers from seeking necessary medical treatment. Sufferers dread the sight of their own blood, or the blood of others, the blood of animals, even blood-related tools such as hypodermic needles or IV pouches.
For some individuals even the image of blood in print, on the television, or on the big screen can take their breath away and leave them gasping and dizzy.
Proximity to blood can excite symptoms of panic or anxiety such as breathlessness, dizziness, sweating, nausea, dry mouth, trembling, increased heart rate and blood pressure, inability to speak or think clearly, a fear of dying, becoming mad or losing control into a full-blown anxiety attack.
Hemophobia is an intense fear of something that poses little or no actual danger with the exception that blood may remind some people of their own fragility, or their potential for injury, and the eventuality of death. Phobics can blame their fear on the threat-warning device buried in the amygdala, deep within the brain, which can overreact in situations that it perceives to be risky.
Most phobias can be traced back to a fear that has slowly developed after a childhood experience. Even hearing, or in the case of a child
- overhearing another person's traumatic incident is a sufficient foundation for the later development of a phobia. There is also a genetic component to blood phobia.
In cases that are a result of childhood trauma most people can't even remember the original event that triggered it. But the subconscious stores all memories of all events and experiences. The subconscious never forgets. Hypnotic World's fear of blood hypnosis script uses age regression to manage this type of case. The script applies regression to the onset of the phobia. This diffuses the client's anxiety by anchoring the memory to future experiences and through desensitization.
Rather than using slides and videos to desensitize phobics this fear of blood hypnosis script uses visualization and 'mental rehearsal' to accustom the subconscious to the concept of blood.
This powerful script allows the therapist to guide the individual back through time, back through their life experience to discover the specific trigger event. Doing this under hypnosis allows them to review the fear event from a detached, objective point of view.
It becomes much easier for the individual to regain or re-establish control even in frightening situations. This fear of blood hypnosis script provides additional conditioning by teaching directly to the subconscious. This is an opportunity to re-educate and inform the mind as to the true nature and value of the precious bodily fluid responsible for our well-being.
We know that hypnosis makes learning quicker and more direct. By reducing 'static' surrounding the signal hypnosis helps with the unlearning or re-learning of misconceptions developed in childhood before our minds were able to fully understand the way things work. This hypnosis script addresses the fear of blood from the root using revivification and 'conversing' with the subconscious mind to educate and inform, and to transform beliefs about blood.
By engaging clients in positive visualization after transforming root causes this hypnosis script has the potential to alleviate the fear of blood with the least possible invasion of the client's life and resolving deeper issues of anxiety and tension. Each happy, successful client is a living breathing recommendation for your services and our scripts.