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Brighton hypnotherapy to manage social anxiety

Hypnotherapy for Phobias at The Conway PracticeIf you are one of the many who experience social anxiety, you will be well aware of how this can be both emotionally and physically overwhelming. This social phobia can be profoundly isolating due to its impact on interacting with others and forming relationships. It generally presents as an intense fear of being judged, embarrassed, or humiliated in social situations. This fear can lead to avoidance of all social interactions, which in turn, limits opportunities for connection and support. The holistic intervention with hypnotherapy in Brighton at The Conway Practice provides a new pathway to overcoming your fears and manage social anxiety by identifying the origin of your anxiety and lack of self confidence.*

You may find that you often experience heightened self-consciousness and a preoccupation with how you are perceived by others. This can cause you to suffer from social anxiety and withdraw from social activities or endure them with significant unease. For example, even when attending a gathering with friends and family, this might trigger overwhelming anxiety, leading you to leave early or avoid the event altogether. This avoidance behaviour reinforces feelings of isolation, as you miss out on potential social bonds and experiences that create a sense of belonging. During hypnotherapy sessions with Jonathan Conway, any negative thoughts and beliefs can be re-framed and replaced with positive affirmations and new coping mechanisms introduced to help you to manage social anxiety.* These stress management methods can be applied whenever you feel outside of your safe space and uncomfortable with your surroundings.  Friends and family might misinterpret your anxious behaviour as disinterest or aloofness, further straining relationships and deepening isolation.

A social phobia frequently leads to physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, or a racing heart. These responses can be embarrassing and exacerbate the fear of negative evaluation, in the belief that you will become the centre of attention and are not in control of the situation. While you are in a deeply relaxed state of mind during hypnotherapy, calming methods and distraction techniques will be used to reduce the flight or fight stress response to the adrenalin rush.* You will be able to recognise the subconscious triggers related to your fear and appreciate your self-worth, enabling you to establish a calmer approach to socialising, with increased confidence.*