Social anxiety and anxiety is a very common psychological ailment. It is the term used to describe the condition whereby individuals feel uncomfortable around other people because they are scared of being judged, mocked or perceived in a bad light. Hypnosis could be of great help to people who suffer from this condition.
Hypnosis can help reprogram your mind and facilitate behavioral change.
Social Anxiety and Anxiety Can Be Helped With Hypnosis By Introducing Suggestions That Change Your Brain And Body
- Help you look at the world differently
- Promote Clear Headedness
- Create a New Response to Fear Producing Stimulus
- Identify the Anxiety Source
- Develop a positive attitude
- Build Self Esteem and Self Respect
- Increase Overall Confidence and Motivation
How do social anxiety and generalized anxiety affect your life?
There are emotional and physical symptoms attached to anxiety. Depending on the individual, symptoms felt in a social gathering might go beyond self-consciousness and nervousness; it might involve blushing, sweating, feeling nauseous and having dry mouth. These issues could be so severe that the people suffering from them begin avoiding dates, parties and even networking opportunities.
So, what causes this problem?
Anxiety is rooted in a person’s subconscious mind and has a lot to do with self-esteem. In certain situations, your subconscious mind takes over and makes you feels like you are on autopilot. Subconsciously, you start thinking about things like “I am not pretty enough,” “I am not smart enough,” “I am not funny enough,” or “I am not good enough”. It gets worse, you start imagining that people are all looking at you and judging your every word or movement and that you are being secretly ridiculed.
There are basically 3 kinds of life experiences that can result in phobias. They are: trauma, negative parental impact and witnessing something terrifying or embarrassing. So, many experiences are covered under these 3 categories. Fear for instance, is usually rooted in some childhood experience. You have to reprogram the mind towards that event, so that it no longer becomes a stimulus response to take flight whenever you remember or witness something similar.
Fear can be triggered by a lot of things but in some cases, your reaction can be delayed, meaning that you react to something else entirely that your mind registers as similar to the original triggering event. In some instances, people do not know what event induced the fear because in reality, nothing happened at that point that could be directly linked to fear and awkwardness. It may not be glaring at first, but there is always an underlying cause that can be addressed and changed for the better.
There’s a good chance that there is something in your past that has caused this. It is fairly regular for the mind to subconsciously blow things out of proportion and cause you to forget what event led to the sense of anxiety being felt in the present moment. It could be something as simple as being teased about the way you talked or looked during your formative years.
How can you overcome a social phobia?
Changing the behavior of our subconscious is the only way to go. In one of Dr. G’s Hypnosis & Holistic Healing Social Anxiety hypnosis sessions, you could finally begin to identify the events from your past that are triggering your anxiety in the here and now. The subconscious mind doesn’t know this ‘defense mechanism’ is causing you such pain and discomfort, it’s merely trying to protect itself from being hurt again. The moment that these triggering issues are identified your, we can then reframe the way your subconscious mind perceives the event and help you finally let go of the social anxiety response.
We may also make use of detailed visualization techniques to help you move beyond the fear. This involves guided imagery which we’ll use to put you, mentally, in the same situations that have caused you so much trouble and try to work through your reactions and reframe them as they arise, one by one, in a controlled, safe space.
During a Dr. G’s Hypnosis & Holistic Healing Social Anxiety Hypnosis Session, you can and will be able to change how your subconscious mind reacts towards common stressors and perceived threats. This way, you can reprogram your subconscious mind to not identify danger in situations which pose you no harm, and you can live anxiety-free, the way you’d like to!
Certain exercises that are aimed to boost the conscious mind are also done; for instance, listing all your positive qualities, making daily affirmations etc. can help boost your self-confidence. That said, they are aimed at your conscious mind and have little or no effect on the subconscious mind as that is where the actual problem is. You will never truly overcome social anxiety until you well and truly work on your subconscious thoughts, which is WHY Hypnosis is so important!
What happens during social anxiety hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state that accesses your subconscious mind. When you lose track of time while watching a movie, reading a book or focusing on a certain project, you are experiencing a state of hypnosis. As soon as a client is guided into hypnosis, we at Dr. G’s Hypnosis & Holistic Healing Services can then offer positive suggestions to the subconscious mind.
Our aim is to assist you replace the negative thoughts in your subconscious with positive ones. With social anxiety hypnosis, you can eliminate those self-defeating thoughts right at their source. That way, when you walk into a social gathering, you will be reassured right from your subconscious mind rather than feeling like the whole world is judging you.
Is social anxiety hypnosis really effective?
Hypnosis has been shown to improve social phobias and reduce anxiety. You should consider hypnosis if you intend to overcome your anxiety and live a full, active life.
During one of Dr. G’s Hypnosis & Holistic Healing Social Anxiety Hypnosis Sessions, we will guide you and assist you in identifying the events of the past that have become triggers for your current anxiety, after which, we will reframe the event in your subconscious mind, and change how it affects your life. Subconsciously, this will reprogram your mind to understand that those events have absolutely nothing to do with your social interactions of today.
So, there you have it…the whole process in a nutshell. We try to be as transparent as possible in our approach so that you can allay any fears or doubts which may be causing you to hesitate or put off making that appointment. Please be sure to contact us with any questions you may have and if you do want to make an appointment, trust your inner voice and make that leap now…you’ll be glad you did.
Dr. G’s Hypnosis & Holistic Healing Services
501 North Avenue GF
Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075
Robert Galarowicz ND
900 Lake Str. Bldg C Ste 1