With the festive season approaching, if you find socialising stressful you may already be thinking about how you can find excuses to decline invitations for social events with work colleagues, or even family gatherings. Social anxiety is a common phobia and manifests as an anxiety which is more extreme than simple shyness, and often results in an avoidance of all social interaction in a wide variety of situations, including a fear of speaking or eating in front of others. Social stress is not purely an emotional disorder, it also frequently presents as physical symptoms of the ‘fight or flight’ response to a perceived danger or threat however irrational the fear may be. The stress reaction can be physically overwhelming with visible symptoms of panic, such as trembling, blushing, sweating and nausea. At the Conway Practice, hypnosis in Brighton to overcome social anxiety is a holistic therapeutic intervention when the subconscious stress triggers will be explored.* If preferred, hypnotherapy sessions can also be arranged remotely by Zoom, Skype or telephone.
The origin of social disorders can differ greatly and there is no singular resolution to re-programme negative thought patterns. Hypnosis is an effective and safe holistic therapy to overcome social anxiety which enables any subconscious triggers relating to past influences to be identified, such as being humiliated by peers during adolescence or restrictive parenting.* Recognition and conscious awareness of the source of your phobic response to social interaction is a vital step in understanding how this level of anxiety can be managed and resolved.*
Perhaps you have felt out of your depth while interacting socially, or you may have experienced an embarrassing incident in the past when you were lost for words while giving a professional presentation or a speech. These negative re-calls may well lead you to believe that this will always re-occur in similar situations. An avoidance of putting yourself through this level of stress again is likely to have an adverse effect on both personal and professional relationships.
While you are relaxed and at ease during hypnotherapy sessions with Jonathan Conway these fears will be addressed, with positive affirmations restoring self-esteem and confidence by introducing beneficial self-empowering strategies and relaxation techniques.*
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