Hypnotherapy does work

This article appeared in The Sun newspaper on the 22/5/2018.

DAVINA McCall has revealed that she underwent hypnotherapy for her phobia of blood before filming A&E Live.

The presenter, 50, revealed that her phobia started after she saw her grandmother’s toes severed by a lawnmower.

Davina McCall has revealed that she underwent hypnosis to deal with the sight of blood before she presented A&E LiveITV
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Davina McCall has revealed that she underwent hypnosis to deal with the sight of blood before she presented A&E Live
In a strange twist Davina was faced with a man who had severed his toes off with a lawnmower on the show.

After showing footage of Davina on her way in the ambulance to treat the patient, she explained on This Morning how significant it was for her.

She said: “What was really weird about that clip that you just saw was that I had to go to the hypnotist a week ago as I used to faint at the sight of blood or gore.

“I was thinking that potentially I should have told them that before I take this job on, but really wanted to do it as I love the NHS more than anything.

She had a phobia of blood after seeing her grandmother’s toes severed by a lawnmower – and strangely that was the same injury a man she helped treat on the show sustainedITV
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She had a phobia of blood after seeing her grandmother’s toes severed by a lawnmower – and strangely that was the same injury a man she helped treat on the show sustained
“So I went to the hypnotist and he said, ‘How did it start this fear,’ and I think I said it started when my granny severed her toes with a lawnmower and I was there I saw it; and then the first job I went out on was the man with the severed toes from the lawnmower! What are the chances of that?!”

And it looked like the hypnotherapy work as when Davina arrived at the man’s house with the ambulance crew she was “fine”.

“I was absolutely fine,” she told Phil and Holly.

“I didn’t have a wobble I was very nervous when I went, but this was a man who needed help and I really needed to pull it together and I was fine.”