Social Anxiety/Phobia

Social Anxiety/Phobia

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.

Social-anxiety.org.uk state:

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

banner-jumpPerhaps 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.

(For more info on Cognitive Processing and Integration Therapy click here.)

 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

Alternatively you can email him at hypnotherapycardiff@yahoo.co.uk

Hypnotherapy Cardiff – providing professional therapy services to the people of Cardiff, Barry, Bridgend, Bristol, Caerphilly, Cwmbran, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Pontypridd and surrounding areas

Our Latest Testimonials

Read what people have to say about Hypnotherapy Cardiff *

Gareth – Gloucester*

Thrive Programme

I was pretty apprehensive about coming to see you, Simon, but you were instantly relaxing and easy to speak to. The sessions felt more like talking to an old friend and the techniques you showed me were easy to use and immediately helped!

Holly – Cardiff*

Thrive programme

I first discovered the Thrive programme about four months ago when I was at my lowest point. For the last few years I’d steadily grown to hate the way I looked and held a very low opinion of myself. 

Jason – Cardiff*

Social Anxiety

Hi simon how are things? Jason here mate, everything’s continuing to go really really well. Simon helped me completely change my outlook and finally beat my social anxiety after 18 years.

Dan – Cardiff*

Social Anxiety

Hi Simon, as well as an excellent professional, Simon is also a very trustworthy person. Easy to get along with, you feel relaxed in his company, which makes the whole hypnotherapy process all the more easier to get on with.

Lynette – Cardiff*

Stop Smoking

Hi Simon, today is the first anniversary of my quit smoking session with you, and I know that you’ll be interested to know how I’ve got on as a dedicated smoker for 55 years, and having tried to quit many times.

Ruth – Cardiff*

Hypno-Band

Hi Simon, still feeling fantastic! the weight loss continues, I find it easy to keep to smaller portions without thinking about it and I’m able to leave food on my plate, the evening raids on the fridge are a thing of the past!

Make an enquiry / Book a FREE consultation

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.