Social anxiety, also known as social phobia, is a complex condition which is more intense than shyness and results in an overwhelming fear and discomfort in social situations. Support to manage social anxiety with hypnotherapy in Harley Street is available at The Conway Practice or if during remote sessions by Zoom, Skype or telephone if this is preferred.*
Through therapeutic intervention with hypnosis the origin of your ‘fight or flight’ reaction to specific situations and circumstances will be explored to understand the subconscious triggers responsible.* Environmental factors play a significant role in the development of social anxiety. Traumatic experiences, such as bullying, rejection, or humiliation during childhood or adolescence, often contribute to the development of a social phobia later in life. Negative social interactions can create a lasting impression and reinforce the belief that these situations are threatening.
Psychological factors, including personality traits and thought processes, are also important in understanding the origin of social anxiety. Those with high levels of self-consciousness or perfectionism may be more prone to developing an exaggerated fear of saying the wrong thing or an excessive focus on perceived personality flaws or shortcomings. This can extend beyond social events, with a negative impact on professional engagements such as delivering a presentation or attending an interview.
Although this is an emotional response to communicating with others, there is commonly also physical discomfort with an increased heart rate, blushing, sweating and hyperventilating. The concern that these will be evident to everyone is likely to only increase your anxiety level.
During hypnotherapy sessions with Jonathan Conway any self-limiting underlying thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours associated with social anxiety will be addressed.* New coping mechanisms will be introduced with positive visualisation techniques and calming methods to reduce any anxious feelings whenever the stress response is triggered.* Therapeutic intervention with hypnosis can provide relief and improve your quality of life.*
Jonathan Conway is a qualified Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Coach, with nearly 30 years of experience. All sessions will be completely confidential.
For an appointment call Jonathan today on 07956 855 027