Hypnosis for Social Anxiety

men facing issueSocial anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. It can include a fear of being judged by others or a fear of embarrassment. This type of anxiety can cause people to avoid social situations altogether. We all face some degree of social anxiety at
certain points in our lives. For some people, however, social anxiety can be so intense that it interferes with their ability to live a normal life. There are two types of social anxiety:


  1. Generalized social anxiety disorder (SAD) – A fear of all social situations characterizes this type of social anxiety. People with SAD may avoid any kind of social interaction; even if they know, it will be positive.


  1. Specific phobias – These types of social anxiety are characterized by a fear of specific social situations, such as public speaking or meeting new people. People with specific phobias may only avoid situations they’re afraid of rather than all social situations.


Risk Factors for Social Anxiety

 hypnotherapy for anxietyThere is no single cause of social anxiety. Instead, it is believed to result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. In addition, several risk factors can increase the likelihood of developing social anxiety, including:


  • Family history – If you have a family member with social anxiety, you’re more likely to develop the condition yourself.


  • Negative life experiences – Social anxiety can be triggered by bullying, teasing, or any other type of negative social experience.


  • Perfectionism – People who are perfectionists may be more likely to develop social anxiety because they’re afraid of making mistakes in front of others.


  • Shyness – Shy People may be more likely to develop social anxiety.


How Can Hypnosis help in beating Social Anxiety?


There are several studies already made on how Hypnosis help to overcome social anxieties. However, this case study found that after several months of hypnosis treatment on people with social anxiety, they could engage in social activities more confidently. The study also found that the effects of hypnosis were long-lasting, with patients maintaining their improved confidence even after the treatment had ended.

Hypnosis can help you overcome social anxiety by teaching you how to relax and feel more confident in social situations. When you’re under hypnosis, you’ll be in a state of deep relaxation. This state is similar to daydreaming or being in a trance. As a result, you’ll be more open to suggestions from the hypnotist, which can help you to change your thinking and behaviors.

During hypnosis, the hypnotist will give you positive suggestions to help you overcome your social anxiety. For example, they may suggest that you’ll feel more confident in social situations or that you’ll be able to handle any situation that comes up. These suggestions can help change how you think and feel about social situations.

Hypnosis can also help you to desensitize yourself to the things that trigger your social anxiety. This is done by gradually exposing you to something that triggers your anxiety, such as public speaking, while you’re in a state of deep relaxation. This can help you to overcome your fear of the trigger, and eventually, you’ll no longer feel anxious in the situation.

You can see a qualified hypnotherapist if you’re interested in trying hypnosis to overcome your social anxiety. They’ll be able to help you to understand how hypnosis works and whether it’s right for you.

Do you have social anxiety? We can help! Contact us today:

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Houston TX 77057
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