Enjoy Christmas This Year Without Social Anxieties
Perhaps you’re spending this Christmas with your partner’s family for the first time and you’re nervous. Perhaps you’re due to give a speech and you’ve tried everything to get out of it.
Perhaps you suffer from sweating, shaking and nausea at the thought of meeting new people. If these feelings are a regular occurrence then you most probably have a social anxiety disorder.
What many do not realise is that excitement and fear are actually the same feeling in our body but we make choice in our mind whether to process this feeling as the positive emotion or negative emotion.
Everybody experiences nervousness at some point in their lives but for those who suffer from social anxiety disorder, they can experience an array of symptoms regularly including sweating, nausea, shaking, heart palpitations or intense fear sometimes resulting in panic attacks.
Those who suffer can fear any type of social situation including small groups, parties, restaurants, using the phone and talking to strangers. It can therefore lead to avoidance of social situations and often goes hand in hand with depression and low self-esteem due to the lack of personal relationships and loneliness.
Self-medicating with drugs and/or alcohol in order to get through social situations is also cause for concern because it can lead to dependency.
Your GP might give you medication, which will help in the short term but it will not cure the problem. Hypnotherapy can help you understand why you suffer in social situations, eliminate negative thoughts and eradicate the issue at the source.
Hypnotherapy for social anxiety will find the root cause of why you suffer from this fear and anxiety and will give you the stepping-stones to allow you to become more self-confident so you can take back control of your life.
This condition is more than shyness – it is a crippling fear, which needn’t control your life. Hypnotherapy can help you flick the switch back from fear into excitement so you can look forward to Christmas this year.