A social phobia isn’t just shyness or a fleeting discomfort in social situations; it’s an intense ‘flight-or-fight’ response that frequently extends into everyday life. From the seemingly mundane interactions to the most significant life events, this phobic reaction can influence thoughts, actions, emotions and even physical well-being. Support is available to overcome social anxiety with hypnotherapy in Brighton at the Conway Practice, or remotely with Jonathan Conway by Zoom, Skype or telephone.* Therapeutic intervention with hypnosis will enable you to recognise the subconscious triggers and to manage these effectively with new coping mechanisms and calming methods.*
At its core, social anxiety is a fear of judgment and negative evaluation by others. This fear doesn’t confine itself to social gatherings; it also occurs in daily interactions, making even the simplest exchanges an internal challenge. The fear of saying the wrong thing, being perceived as awkward, or facing rejection becomes a constant companion, shaping decision-making processes in both personal and professional spheres.
In the workplace, a social phobia can hinder career progression and limit opportunities for collaboration. The fear of speaking up in meetings, networking events, or even engaging in casual conversations with colleagues, can impede the development of professional relationships. This, in turn, may lead to missed chances for mentorship, promotions, and the overall development that comes from positive interactions.
On a personal level, social anxiety can erode self-esteem and hinder the formation of meaningful connections. The avoidance of social situations may result in feelings of isolation and loneliness, exacerbating the anxiety further. Celebratory events, such as birthdays or weddings, can become sources of dread instead of pleasure, as the fear of being in the spotlight or navigating social expectations may seem overwhelming.
A social phobia colours perceptions, leading to a heightened self-consciousness that can infiltrate every facet of life. Help to manage social anxiety with hypnotherapy is achieved with a holistic approach by exploring all the underlying issues related to your stress response.* Hypnosis is a safe and pleasant experience where your mind is relaxed and more responsive to identifying and replacing negative beliefs with positive affirmations.* With a new-found self-confidence and the therapeutic tools to reduce anxiety and stress, interaction with others can be enjoyed freely and without pressure.*
Jonathan Conway has more than 25 years of experience as a qualified hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Coach. Appointments can be made for face-to-face hypnosis sessions at The Conway Practice in Brighton and also remotely by Skype, Zoom or telephone if preferred.
For an appointment call Jonathan today on 07956 855 027