Attributing social anxiety solely to situations where you are socialising with others can be misleading, as it can be closely connected to a combination of phobic reactions in other environments. For example a fear of speaking during a presentation or an interview, travelling in the company of strangers, often involve heightened levels of anxiety and fear in an unfamiliar setting. While they are distinct issues, they often overlap and exacerbate each other, making it challenging to engage comfortably to the extent that you may try to avoid these conditions completely. Hypnosis in Brighton to manage social anxiety is available at The Conway Practice, or by Zoom, Skype or telephone, if you feel more at ease with remote sessions.*
Therapeutic intervention with hypnosis, takes a holistic approach by exploring all the elements responsible for your anxiety.* The subconscious triggers related to your ‘flight or fight’ response will be identified and new coping mechanisms can then be introduced.* A social anxiety disorder is characterised by an intense fear of interactions with others whenever you feel outside of your perceived safe place. During the Covid pandemic, you no longer had to find an excuse for avoiding a situation which you felt would be stressful. However, when the restrictions were lifted you may well have found that your anxiety intensified. The feeling may be so intense that you experience panic attacks, with physical symptoms such as sweating or trembling, which can result in an even higher level of anxiety, due to the concern that this will be obvious to those around you.
The origin of the stress response is often linked to an excessive concern about being judged, embarrassed, or humiliated and that you will do or say the wrong thing or at the wrong time. When it comes to travel, the prospect of encountering unfamiliar people, navigating through crowded places, or having to interact with strangers can trigger anxiety significantly. This often leads to a reluctance to travel, especially in situations that involve public transportation, crowded airports, or staying in unfamiliar accommodations. While you are feeling comfortable and calm during hypnotherapy with Jonathan Conway, any negative thoughts and self-doubt will be addressed and replaced with positive affirmations.* Stress reducing relaxation methods will enable you to manage anxiety and to feel more confident engaging in both a personal and professional environment.*
Jonathan Conway has more than 25 years of experience as a qualified Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Coach.
For an appointment call Jonathan today on 07956 855 027