Amidst Vaccine Hesitancy, Psychologist Offers Solutions to Overcome the Fear of Needles in His New Book

 “I’m scared to death of needles!” It’s a common complaint often joked about. But a needle phobia, known as trypanophobia, can have life-threatening side effects. In “Conquer Needle Phobia,” Dr. Marty Martin provides science-based solutions to help those that suffer from this phobia overcome the fear and experience the freedom that comes with taking back control of their medical care. At a time when the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming more essential, this advice could prove lifesaving.

“How do I know if I have just a healthy fear of needles or an actual phobia?” Martin begins here, helping readers understand their fears and what techniques are available to help them. He organized “Conquer Needle Phobia” to be a toolkit that readers can keep with them to prepare and make it through a medical appointment that involves needles. This includes step-by-step instructions for employing techniques like self-talk, distraction, exposure therapy, and mindfulness. With such practical advice, the book can be used both by individuals and by health care professionals to better navigate needle phobia in patients.

Available as both a Kindle eBook and paperback on Amazon, “Conquer Needle Phobia” was released on August 18, 2021, and is distributed by Bublish, Inc.

About the Author

Not only is Dr. Marty Martin an accomplished Clinical Health Psychologist specializing in phobias and sleep disorders, but he also knows first-hand the terror injections and needles can cause. For years he suffered from the phobia, avoiding medical appointments and procrastinating on visits to the dentist. Martin used the techniques he now teaches others to now fully-tolerate injections and blood draws.

Martin’s work has been recognized by USA Today, The Washington Post and numerous other media. His passion comes from translating his clinical and academic work as a Full Professor at DePaul University into useful training and teaching for practical applications. As the need becomes more pressing, Martin hopes to scale his advice for overcoming needle phobia into a mobile app for use by patients during their doctor’s appointments, dental appointments, or vaccine visits.

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Amidst Rapid Growth, Clairvoyant Launches a Brand-New Website to Help Cater an Improved Experience to Its Audience and Customers

Clairvoyant, an industry-leading Data Science and Engineering company, launched its newly designed website on May 27th, 2021. The new website was built to better communicate, engage and convey the company’s offerings and brand philosophy. Additionally, during the design engineering, great care was taken to improve ease of navigation to enhance user experience.

“We are positioned at the forefront of enabling businesses to unlock the true potential of data and co-create an intelligent future. And it’s crucial for us to make information about us easily available to our existing and prospective customers and partners. Our new website is a sincere effort to convey our vision, mission, values, work culture, and most importantly share our expertise in the field of Digital Transformation using Data Engineering, Cloud Services, and AI/ML,” said Chandra Ambadipudi, CEO at Clairvoyant.

Among the new features, the new site communicates Clairvoyant’s approach to arrive at business solutions using its unique engineering delivery philosophy that differentiates the company from its competitors.

Chandra said, “Do visit our Ethos page to know more about the values and culture we foster to advance our employees’ professional growth. We sincerely welcome your feedback and thoughts on our website.”

Clairvoyant will continue to update its new website content with helpful information, thought leadership, industry news, company announcements, customers’ success stories, employees’ experiences, and much more.

About Clairvoyant:
Clairvoyant is relentlessly committed to helping businesses discover the true potential of their data. With advanced capabilities in data engineering and operationalizing AI, the company enables data-driven organizations to meet actionable decisions. It offers solutions that are highly scalable and built with a focus on design.

Amidst Covid Gloom, KVIC Blooms; Generates Highest Ever Employment under PMEGP; MSME Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari Hails Performance

In a year marred by the economic despair surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has just recorded its best ever performance in job creation under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program (PMEGP). In FY 2020-21 ending March 31, that was largely affected by the nationwide lockdown, KVIC disbursed Rs. 2188.78 crore to create a whopping 5,95,320 jobs under PMEGP, the highest ever since its launch in 2008. In 2020-21, KVIC established 74,415 projects across the country.

Hon’ble Minister for MSME, Shri Nitin Gadkari lauded the achievement of KVIC and said that creation of local jobs would provide livelihood to lakhs of people, in turn, bolstering the country’s economy.

In year 2020-21, against the margin money disbursement target of Rs. 2,120.81 crore, KVIC doled out Rs. 2,188.78 crore and achieved 103.2% of the target, nearly 14% more than margin money disbursed in 2019-20. In setting up of new projects and employment generation, KVIC achieved 106.2% of the target.

KVIC Chairman Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena attributed this achievement to the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s clarion call for “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” and “Vocal for Local” and constant guidance and support of MSME Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari.

The government’s thrust to local manufacturing has prompted many youths, women and distressed people to take up self-employment activities under PMEGP.

Two major decisions by KVIC regarding timely execution of applications also helped the cause. First, the timeframe for scrutinizing and forwarding the applications to the banks by its state directors reduced from 90 to 26 days. Second, monthly coordination meetings with the banks were started at different levels which has also helped timely disbursal of loans to the beneficiaries.


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