Help to resolve Social Anxiety/Phobia at Hypnotherapy Cardiff
Understanding Social Anxiety and Social Phobia
Social anxiety and social phobia affect an enormous number of us to some extent or another. It is very likely that some, if not many, of the following list will be familiar to you:
|Don’t like being put ‘on the spot’||Finding it difficult to talk publicly||Don’t like giving presentations|
|Large group of people intimidating||Find it difficult to make friends||Lacking confidence in social settings, being shy|
|Find parties and small talk difficult||Suffer from pre-exam or pre-test nerves||Try and stick to the rules|
|Sense of being watched||Find talking on the phone difficult||Frequently blushing, stuttering or stammering|
|Find maintaining eye contact with people difficult||Keep yourself below people’s level of perception||Fear of being judged, criticised, mocked or rejected|
|Shy bladder (not wanting/able to urinate in public urinals)||Sexual performance issues (e.g. impotence, premature ejaculation)||Feel as though people may find out that you’re a fraud|
Watch Sophie’s Testimonial on Social Anxiety/Phobia, one of Hypnotherapy Cardiff’s clients who kindly agreed to share her experiences*
For many people social anxiety and social phobia creates significant problems in their lives, often without them knowing the root cause. The issues created via social anxiety and social phobia can seep out into every aspect of your life: perhaps you choose to live alone, or begin to avoid social interactions; you lack confidence in your abilities and your lack of confidence creates difficulties on your work; you fail to get appointed to jobs you are more than capable of doing due to your lack of faith in yourself and this leads to others questioning your abilities too; you may dress in dull or dark colours to try and hide yourself, or perhaps you over-eat as a way of avoiding unwanted attention and/or flattery; you don’t challenge others in order to avoid conflict; or you may be chronically insecure about your relationships with others which can progressively undermine even the strongest of relationships.
There are few statistics about the extent to which people suffer with social anxiety and social phobia, and those that are published come with hefty health warnings about the likely inaccuracies. What we do know though is that almost everyone, at some stage in their life will experience feelings related to social anxiety.
Millions of people around the world suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder (also known as Social Phobia) and related conditions. Despite being the most common type of anxiety disorder and the cause of much impairment and suffering, it is under-recognised and under-treated.
However, perhaps because by its very nature sufferers of Social Anxiety are reluctant to talk about their problems or seek help, the condition is still not widely known amongst the general public, and was only recognized as a disorder in its own right as recently as 1980.
How Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Can Help
Perhaps there is an upcoming event that you would like specific help with. For example, you may be due to take your driving test (again!) and don’t want to fail it due to nerves; or perhaps you are due to give a presentation to your team at work and are dreading it. For these types of issue, hypnosis, combined with suggestion therapy can help enable you to reduce your nerves, worry or anxiety about the event and to feel more in control.
It can often help you to obtain a strong visual image of yourself being calm and self-assured in your upcoming event.
An added bonus is that hypnosis is well documented as being wonderfully relaxing and effective at reducing stress levels.
Here at Hypnotherapy Cardiff we have substantial experience of helping people to reduce anxieties over specific events and you would need just one or two sessions, a week or two before the event in question.
Ongoing and Pervasive Issues with Social Anxiety or Social Phobia
Perhaps your issues are more long term or pervasive and you have found that social anxiety or social phobia is having a limiting effect upon your life? Or perhaps you would like to remove and resolve all future issues with social anxiety?
In these circumstances it is likely that you would benefit more from going through The Thrive Programme with me which is a unique, research based and self empowering psychological training programme which, as well as aiming to help you to detect, understand and then change any unhelpful thoughts, habits or behaviours that you might have developed in regard to your symptom/s, also aims to help and empower you to create strong psychological and emotional foundations which can often lead to a more confident and resilient you and less likely to worry about self-esteem/confidence issues any more.
(For more info on The Thrive Programme click here.)
Or Cognitive Processing and Integration Therapy where we can help you to explore and re-process any past unresolved or ongoing issues that may play a part in your presenting symptom in a safe, totally non judgemental way.
This type of therapy is done in a very relaxing and effectual manner and can often help you to reprocess and re-evaluate certain thoughts, feelings and experiences enabling you to see them in a more helpful manner and aiming to help give you a clearer or different perspective on things.
What’s the next step?
That’s easy: call Simon NOW on 07833 665978 to have a chat or book your FREE initial consultation or just fill out the short Contact Form situated towards the bottom of this page…
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