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Jan 21, 2013
ccoylepsyd

Syringe Phobia

Syringe phobia  refers to an extreme and irrational fear of the medical procedures that involve the use of syringes or needles.  The level of  syringe fear varies from person to person; but because of this fear, some people even have difficulty visiting a dentist or having their blood drawn in a laboratory.

Many syringe phobia clients  think irrationally about the needle and syringe experiences.  They have an excessive fear and negative anticipation of the administration of the syringe.

When my clients are able to reverse their irrational thinking about the syringe and needle procedures, to rational and realistic thinking, they start controlling their fear of the syringe.  I often use cognitive therapy techniques to help them reverse their thought processes.

I also use guided imagery techniques and relaxation techniques.  When a client mentally rehearses the syringe/needle-required medical procedures  in the therapy room, they start gaining control over their fear.  When they administer the new way of dealing with their phobia in real life, they are usually  very successful even at the first trial.  They usually get a successful outcome in 3-4 sessions.

 

 

May 30, 2012
ccoylepsyd

DON’T SUFFER A DAY LONGER. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO FEEL GREAT.

Silent killer, anxiety, panic, stress, worry affect millions of  men and women all around the world. Almost without a warning your heart race, your stomach feel wierd, dizzy, sweat, feel like dying at times and you don’t know how to stop it.  Many times you want to sleep at night but those racing worrysome thoughts are always in your mind.  You feel like lost control of your life.

I can teach you many self help techniques that can be useful to overcome your panic, anxiety , stress and worries.  You can contact me for more information anytime.  Call me  310-717 3366

 

DR. CIGDEM COYLE, PSY.D – PSY22594

Dr. Coyle is a clinical psychologist whose emphasis is health psychology. She specializes in Mind-Body medicine techniques. She has a broad range of experience in psychotherapy having practiced in Eastern Europe as well as in the United States. She provides therapies to individuals, and couples and families, by using mind-body approach and other techniques.