At Kindt Clinics you overcome your fear of injection
We are a team of experienced psychologists and a general practitioner, specialized in the treatment of anxiety and other fears. The freedom of a life without unnecessary fear, that is what Kindt Clinics stands for.
Live freely without needle phobia
Fear of needle injection, or fear of blood, blood tests or injections is common. If the fear prevents you, for example, from getting the right medical care, then you have a phobia.
Although hardly anyone likes to be pricked, it goes further than that in people with injection phobia. The body reacts as if getting an injection is a huge threat. Fear dominates. This can be fear of the injection itself or, for example, of fainting as a result of the injection.
Often the fear leads to someone refraining from the injection, or avoiding the (blood) sampling in advance. Fortunately, needle fear is usually treatable.
Symptoms of injection phobia
At Kindt Clinics, we treat irritation anxiety within one day
Kindt Clinics was founded by Prof. Dr. Merel Kindt, from the University of Amsterdam. She developed the fast and effective Memrec method for the treatment of fear. We welcome people from all over the world.
The treatment of fear of injection is standard reimbursed by Dutch health insurers
In the Netherlands, the treatment is always largely or fully covered by the basic health insurance.
People from other countries pay a fixed hourly fee.
Other people's experiences
“At the test appointment I was calm and had an injection placed in my upper arm. I was in disbelief because this had never happened before. Instead of screaming, drenched in tears and unable to sit still, I now sat quietly and wondered why I had ever been afraid. ”
“Positive, very kind and very caring. I felt taken seriously and in a safe environment. Thanks for the therapy, it helped me very well. ”
Frequently asked questions about the treatment of injection phobia
In our view, a treatment is successful if the fear of needles is no longer an obstacle in your life. You don't need to look forward to blood tests or vaccinations, but you should be able to handle them, and no longer avoid them.
On the day after the treatment, you should immediately notice that the strong physical response when getting an injection has disappeared. Sometimes, people still feel somewhat tense. On the one hand because this is quite normal when gettig an injection, but also because you still have to gain confidence that the intense fear will stay away.
A significant part of the people with needle phobia also suffers from a severe physical reaction on the sight of blood or needles, or sometimes even when hearing about it. In many cases, unfortunately, this physical response is innate. It is an overreaction of the parasympathetic nervous system. The body reacts as if there were serious bodily harm. It lowers blood pressure, aiming to minimize blood loss in case of serious injury, but in practice it causes dizziness and nausea.
Unfortunately, not much can be done about this physical reaction. However, fear often makes the reaction worse; accelerated breathing increases lightheadedness. So while this feeling will never completely go away, in many cases treating the fear will make it more bearable.
Every phobia is different. For some, the fear revolves around blood, and for others around the needle. For some it is about the pain that an injection can cause, and for others it is more about the lack of control or the fear of fainting.
During the intake interview, we ask many questions about the fear, to ensure that we include all aspects of it during the treatment.
Do we go for a vaccination during treatment, but are you also afraid of blood tests, or vice versa? If all goes well, the effect of the treatment extends to all forms of injections. We are happy to test this with you.
83% of injection phobia treatments are successful in one go. The effect is permanent.
The most important success factors are: we must be able to properly reactivate the fear, and you must be motivated enough to overcome your fear.
With the arrival of the vaccine for COVID-19, we are receiving many registrations for fear of injection. We are happy with that, because fear of injection can be easily remedied with the Memrec method. Only if your fear of the corona vaccine revolves around fear of possible long-term effects of the vaccine, then Memrec is unfortunately not suitable. Please feel free get in touch to discuss your situation.