Hypnotherapy treatment for Social Phobia Treatment and Social Anxiety Disorder
Social Phobia Symptoms and Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms
Social phobia (social anxiety or social anxiety disorder) is where a person feels a disabling fear or being looked at, or embarrassed in social situations which can eventually lead to agoraphopbia and even to taking alcohol or narcotics to boost confidence.
I treat this disorder more than any other.
Essentially people suffering from social phobia fear being judged by others and it is one of the most common phobias around. It effects your confidence and self-esteem, your social life and can affect your work, particularly in meetings or training events or when answering the phone or meeting someone new.
Social phobia revolves around a fear of how others might see you, what they think of you, and feeling that whatever you're doing is getting noticed. Socially Phobic people often spend a lot of time worrying about what others think about what they said or did.
Some social phobics are very good at hiding the symptoms and their friends might even perceive them to be very confident! For some, it is only when they have to perform ie exams, tests, public speaking, theatrical or musical performances that they get the symptoms.
The following is a list of symptoms commonly associated with or caused by social phobia or social anxiety. This feelings and symptoms are MOST likely to occur when the person feels put 'on the spot'.
Lack of confidence or shyness
Worried about how others 'see you'
Feeling embarrassed if somebody puts you 'on the spot'
Being very quiet in groups of people or crowds
Fear of public speaking
Disliking being the centre of attention
Performance nerves eg exams, tests or interviews
Stuttering or stammering
Nervous making phone calls
Shy bladder (Paruresis), also known as toilet phobia or 'shy pee' , particularly in public toilets
Shy bowel (Parcopresis), another toilet phobia describing not being able to use public toilets when others are around
Blushing, fear of blushing/going red or hot flushes
Fear of being humiliated
Performance anxiety surrounding sex eg impotence (erectile dysfunction - ED) or premature ejaculation (PE)
Fear of eating in front of other people
Fear of not being good enough or rejection by people
Treatment of Social Phobia, social anxiety and phobias
If this effects your life greatly, it is important, as with generalised anxiety and panic attacks, to discover and treat the root cause of the phobia – it is quick and easy to take away a phobia but if you have not treated the root cause, this may result in the phobia returning or another phobia or anxiety-related symptom to be created.
The only way to truly get rid of a phobia and resolve it COMPLETELY and PERMANENTLY is to find and release the emotions that are causing the problem and by going through this process many many clients have changed their lives for the better.
Hypnotherapy, specifically, Pure Hypnoanalysis, takes away the distressing and disabling symptoms of your phobic response and treats the root cause of the phobia.
If it only affects you mildly and you just feel you need a general confidence boost for instance for an upcoming interview or speech, then clinical (suggestion) hypnotherapy can also help greatly.
Come and See Me for a Chat
To find out more about how hypnotherapy can help you, come along and meet me for a FREE, no obligation initial consultation and we can have a chat about the problems you’re having. It’s easy to book, very informal and completely confidential. Or you may have some questions you would like to ask first.
Please be assured, there is never any pressure to make a decision then and there; you can go away and have a think about it and make an informed choice.
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