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Breathing Through Needle Phobia: A Conversation with Danielle Ali

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This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Danielle Ali, cohost of the Wellness Evolution Podcast and Senior Systems Analyst at GHLF.

In this episode, join Joe and Danielle as they talk about needle phobia and the anticipation of getting a shot. As a bonus, Danielle walks us through a breathing exercise we can use when we need an injection.

Among the highlights in this episode:

01:17- Joe opens the episode by sharing about his fear of needles

01:56- Danielle asks Joe what the biggest obstacle has been when getting an injection

03:43: Danielle shares her experience with needles, and how the people around her would offer unhelpful advice

05:16- Joe talks about the tips health care providers gave him and the importance of talking to your provider about needle phobia

08:02- Danielle shares a breathing exercise to help ease the anxieties of getting an injection, bloodwork, or any treatment that might cause anxiety

Contact Our Host:

Joe Coe, Director, Education and Digital Strategy at GHLF: jcoe@ghlf.org

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