Are you anxious at the thought of socialising after lock-down? If you are someone who has a social phobia, during the long period of home isolation you’ve not had to find excuses to avoid social interaction or face-to-face meetings with work colleagues. As life returns to a level of normality, this can increase stress levels when you’re not sure what you will be facing and how you will cope. Hypnotherapy in Harley Street to overcome social anxiety is available at The Conway Practice either in person with Jonathan, or remotely by Skype, Zoom or telephone from the familiar surroundings of your home.*
Do you find yourself rehearsing what you’re going to say and then analysing the perceived response from others. Social anxiety often stems from believing that you will be judged harshly and a fear of saying the wrong thing or at the wrong time can result in a feeling of separation from the group interaction. Calming methods and relaxation techniques applied during hypnosis when the subconscious mind is open and receptive to positive suggestion can reduce anxiety and these are easy to follow outside of the therapeutic sessions.*
During hypnotherapy Jonathan will guide you in tracing the source of your social anxiety, which may have developed over time following negative experiences during childhood or adolescence.* This can include incidents of bullying, or feeling inadequate within the family or peer groups. Physical symptoms of a social phobia are blushing, a dry mouth with difficulty in getting your words out, trembling and a feeling you are going to faint, which can all be experienced simply in anticipation of facing a social situation or any public presentation.
Hypnosis is a safe and pleasant experience, similar to a daydream-like relaxed state of mind.* Negative thought patterns and behaviour can be replaced with new coping mechanisms and relaxation techniques, improving self-esteem and confidence. Once you are free of social fear and anxiety you will have no need for avoidance tactics when you meet up with friends and colleagues once again.*
To make an appointment call Jonathan today on 07956 855 027