Social anxiety and shyness are two common emotional states that affect how you interact with others, but they are not the same. While both involve discomfort in social situations, social anxiety is generally considered to be more intense and pervasive than shyness. During therapeutic intervention to reduce social anxiety with hypnosis in Brighton at The Conway Practice, the origin of your social phobia will be explored and addressed.*
Social anxiety is characterised by an overwhelming fear of negative evaluation, humiliation, or embarrassment in social settings. This often results in experiencing intrusive thoughts, excessive self-consciousness and a deep-seated fear of judgment, leading to a heightened ‘fight or flight’ response. Shyness, on the other hand, is a milder form of discomfort and tends to dissipate as one becomes more familiar with the social situation. Hypnotherapy is a safe, holistic approach which can help to identify the subconscious triggers responsible for your fear of social interaction.*
Physical discomfort induced by stress, frequently manifests in a wide range of symptoms, including a rapid heartbeat, sweating, trembling, nausea and even panic attacks. A social phobia can significantly interfere with your daily life, making it challenging to form and maintain relationships, participate in social events, and even pursue educational or career opportunities. This can lead to feelings of isolation and further exacerbate the anxiety. While you are deeply relaxed during hypnosis and your mind is receptive to guidance and intervention, Jonathan will address any negative beliefs or self-perceptions.* New coping mechanisms, relaxation techniques and positive affirmations will be introduced, overcoming a common tendency to overestimate the probability of negative outcomes in all social situations.*
Jonathan Conway has more than 25 years of experience as a qualified Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Coach. Hypnotherapy to overcome the challenges you may face in social settings is available at The Conway Practice in Brighton, or remotely by Zoom, Skype or telephone.* All therapeutic sessions will be completely confidential.
Call Jonathan today on 07956 855 027 for an appointment