Explaining how hypnotherapy can help to manage social anxiety*
If you are one of the many who have a social phobia, you may believe that this is only connected to socialising. In fact this can have a negative affect on many areas of your life, including within your home life and career. Help to manage social anxiety with hypnotherapy is available in Brighton and Hove at the Conway Practice.*
The first step to managing your anxiety, is to understand how your phobia has developed. During your first hypnotherapy session with Jonathan, he will identify when and where you feel the most anxious and which subconscious triggers are associated with the increased stress level.* You may well relate certain situations to events which have happened in the past and believe that these episodes will continue to be repeated when you find yourself in similar circumstances.
Social anxiety is often linked to feelings of low self-worth with deeply rooted origins influenced while you were growing up. Overprotective or critical parents for example can contribute to a fear of being in unfamiliar surroundings or when meeting people for the first time and you feel out of your comfort zone. The belief that you may say or do the wrong thing and are under scrutiny, is likely to result in the avoidance whenever possible of situations such as giving a speech, eating in front of others, or making ‘small talk’ with strangers.
Avoiding putting yourself in a position which you fear will cause you stress, isn’t always possible. You may be able to avoid social gatherings, even if this damages personal relationships, but this phobia can also limit professional progression with economic consequences, when interviews and presentations become too stressful to face. It’s important to recognise that social anxiety is way beyond shyness when it triggers physical reactions such as feelings of nausea, palpitations, shaking and perspiring.
Hypnotherapy in Brighton will help you to deal with the anxiety response and avoidance behaviour.* Feelings of low self-esteem and inferiority will be addressed and positive assertive skills introduced. Jonathan will also explain how you can release negative emotions and change the anxiety-inducing thought patterns, resulting in a more confident and outgoing attitude, ensuring you can finally live the life you aspire to.
Call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027 to book your appointment.