Heartwarming moment when a man is STUNNING from needles after being tortured as a child finally gets a Covid vaccine after being hypnotized – and it brings even a veteran ACA reporter to tears
- Alex Rosales suffers from a crippling fear of needles when he was tortured as a child
- The 57-year-old has tried to get a Covid vaccine, but panicked every time
- In desperation, Mr. Rosales enlisted the help of hypnotherapist Mark Stephens
- After a 2 hour therapy session, the proud Aussie was able to get his first dose
A man with a crippling needle phobia after being tortured abroad that prevented him from receiving a life-saving Covid-19 vaccine has finally been able to get the shot after undergoing hypnosis.
Trypanophobia, the fear of needles, affects nearly two million Australians, so Alex Rosales isn’t the only one struggling to get the vaccine – preventing him from even going to the dentist.
On every other attempt, the 57-year-old recoiled in fear when a nurse tried to administer the jab, despite desperately wanting to be vaxxed to “help his community” escape lockdowns and end the pandemic.
Mr Rosales explained that before immigrating to Australia, he and his father were tortured following a military coup in his native country, which left him terrified of needles.
But he did everything he could to get vaccinated for ‘myself, for my family and for my country’.
“I want to be there for my family for years to come,” he said A current matter.
“Second, because I want Australia to go further. We all need to work together, vaccinate and get the country open again.
Mr. Rosales reached out for help receiving the shot, and hypnotherapist Mark Stephens sprang into action to help the man.
“It’s a problem that can be easily solved with some quick techniques,” explained Mr Stephens.
After a two-hour process, which consisted of activities to retrain Mr. Rosales’ brain, he was incredibly able to run a needle across his skin without having a panic attack.
Alex Rosales suffers an intense fear of needles after being tortured as a child (pictured, Mr Rosales panicked while trying to get a Covid vaccine)
At the time, Mr. Rosales was convinced that he could get his vaccination, just like the rest of his family.
“I just can’t go through with it,” the 57-year-old had said before his hypnotherapy, and got “shivers” whenever he saw a needle.
All his life he had refused to go to the dentist, crying and sweating every time a needle got near his skin.
But Mr. Rosales sat bravely in the chair, closed his eyes and, with the help of Mr. Stephens, got his vaccine.
With the help of hypnotherapist Mark Stephens (pictured) and a two-hour therapy session, Mr. Rosales was able to overcome his fears
After therapy, Mr. Rosales went to get his first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and didn’t even notice the needle (pictured)
He admitted he didn’t feel anything and didn’t even realize his Covid-19 vaccine had been administered until he was told by nurses, which brought veteran reporter Brady Halls to tears.
If Mr Rosales can get the shot without any problems, there is hope for other Australians suffering from trypanophobia.
According to Australian government data, 72.1 percent of Australians received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine on September 19.
47 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, which amounts to 9,690,933 people.