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As a psychotherapist, I continue to be amazed at the fact that simple behavioural strategies can really target medical conditions as well as mental health conditions. I am creating an exposure program for a patient of mine that has vasovagal syncope or blood-injury phobia. Do you easily faint in medical rooms? Having your blood taken? At the sight of blood? This is thought to be an evolutionary response when there was no medical treatment. If injured, we could reduce blood loss by regulating our breathing. Doesnt work so well for us now though! .
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By exposure therapy combined with muscle tension techniques, we can prevent the fainting that comes along with blood phobia. It is important to take normal breaths and not to slow down your breathing too much as this will reinforce the fainting that comes along with this specific phobia. By tensing the larger muscles of your body (legs,back) for about 10 to 15 seconds with a 3 to 5 second release can help. This is not an exact science. The numbers can be different for different people and stages. By tensing muscles, we are helping pump our blood a little faster, increasing our heart rate which is the opposite of what happens when we faint.
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Taking data helps ensure that my patient and I see the outcome of our exposure sessions over time. After two sessions, we were able to prevent and a quicker recovery from feeling faint (but not actually faint). Blood phobia or vasovagal syncope is not the same as an anxiety disorder. However, we can use similar but tweaked techniques that focus on controlling our behaviours that can help reduce the occurrences of fainting. .
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But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 #KJV #walk #godsnotdead #faint #tired #eagles #red #blue #pink #GOD #love #hair #yoga #blind #wind #riseup #runfromsin #run #beauty #happy #fit #fashion #instagood #cute #art #photooftheday
#tbt 10 days ago when I faced my #fear of #needles for the #love of #helpingothers and I #donated #blood 🤗
And yes I did #faint 😅😂 but I just received a message saying that my blood is on its way to help a #kid 😍 I couldn't be more #proudofmyself ❤️
#grateful for being #healthy and able to #savelives 🤗

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