I'm a nurse and I cannot take blood!

1. Please describe the issue/problem which caused you to look for help?

For 7 years I had issues with taking blood (I am a nurse).

2. How did this issue/problem affect you/your life?

I would dread the times when I knew I had to take blood – and would lose sleep the night before. When the occasion eventually arrived I would shake and sweat and feel often on the verge of tears. My hands would sweat further impeding my dexterity. I felt bad about myself that I was unable to perform this simple task that even untrained colleagues were able to perform. Eventually I decided to stop putting myself in the position where I had to take blood – i.e. avoided the issue. However, this merely underlined the problem and made my self esteem even lower.

3. How did you find the therapy session?

Exhausting! I think I experienced a whole gamut of emotions from being on the verge of tears to elation.

4. What has been the result of your therapy and how has it impacted your life

In a move that goes beyond the call of duty my therapist invited me to take his blood at the end of the session – this I did successfully and without any of the previous symptoms. So now I know I can do it and I have a tube of his blood in my fridge to prove it!
Illness and annual leave have prevented me from further practical applications – but I am eager to get to it and no longer start to tense up at the thought of taking blood.

5. How satisfied are you with the result on scale of 1 to 5 (1=not satisfied to 5 =very satisfied)

5

6. Would you recommend Dave Bottone to friends or colleagues who would benefit from NLP therapy

I have already!

« Back to Fears and Phobias

NLP ADVERTISEMENT

Join the ANLP

NLP ADVERTISEMENTS

Latest NLP Book Review

The NLP Cookbook

Cleared My Plate
By Simon Walker

View all nlp book reviews...

NLP Research Monthly Pick

Exploring the role of NLP in the management of organisational paradox
Authors: Cheal, Joe
Date Published: 2009

View all nlp research items...