Social anxiety is more intense than shyness and can limit your ability to connect with others, not only while you are socialising but also within professional engagements. This can have a negative impact on personal relationships and with career progression. If you have a social phobia, the long period of home isolation may have come as a relief as you’ve not had to come up with excuses to avoid accepting invitations where you will be outside of your comfort zone, or interacting face-to-face at meetings with work colleagues. The prospect of returning to the ‘new normal’ can feel daunting and you may be concerned that you will be unable to cope. Help to overcome social anxiety with hypnosis in Brighton at The Conway Practice is available either in person with Jonathan, or if you prefer to engage in the sessions from a personal distance, these can be carried out remotely by Skype, Zoom or telephone from the familiar surroundings of your home.*
You may well find yourself rehearsing what you plan to say and then figuring out the response you believe you will have from others. Social anxiety often stems from the belief that you will be judged as inferior or inadequate, with a fear of saying the wrong thing or at the wrong time. This commonly results in a feeling of being an outsider from the group interaction. Relaxation techniques and calming methods applied when the subconscious mind is open and receptive to positive suggestion during hypnosis reduces anxiety and can be easy to practice outside of the therapeutic sessions.*
During hypnotherapy you will be guided in identifying the source of your social fears, which may have developed following a distressing experience during childhood or adolescence, or even later in life.* Although you may not be consciously aware of the triggers responsible for your fear, the fight or flight response can occur whenever you find yourself in a similar situation. The physical reaction to a social anxiety can be alarming and frequently includes a dry mouth, nauseas discomfort, trembling and the concern that you may faint. These feelings can all be triggered purely in the anticipation of being faced with any public presentation or social interaction.
Hypnotherapy in Brighton for a social phobia is a pleasant and safe experience, similar to a daydream-like relaxed state of mind.* Negative behaviour and self-limiting thought patterns can be replaced with new coping mechanisms, calming methods and positive affirmations, improving confidence and self-esteem. Once you are free of your anxiety and social fears, avoidance tactics will be a thing of the past, with the potential to build new relationships and enjoy new opportunities.*
For an appointment call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855 027