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Are you trying to find hypnosis in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and Sunderland for help to eliminate social anxiety?. Quays Clinic of Hypnotherapy in North Shields can help you. Talk to hypnotherapist Ian Smith today.

Hypnotherapy In North Shields For Social Anxiety

If you have fears or are severely traumatized when it comes to social situations where you think you might be judged by others, this may be a sign of social anxiety.

You might feel that others will find the negative in regards to you. If you experience anxious feelings such as your heart racing, your physical self shaking, feeling short of breath, or sweating this could be social anxiety.

You can also show signs of social anxiety symptoms by avoiding social engagements, stuttering, frequently apologizing about things or trying to draw the attention away from yourself.

When Can Social Anxiety Happen?

Social anxiety can happen in any situation that involves yourself and at least one other individual. Anxiety is an emotion that can be triggered at any time. You may not experience anxiety all the time but here are a few situations where it can and does occur:

  • Job interviews.
  • Going out alone.
  • Speaking with strangers.
  • Public speaking.
  • Socializing with friends.

Types Of Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is very normal and happens to many people in the world. However, when it becomes a progressive problem, a therapist may diagnose it as social anxiety disorder or social phobia.

In generalized social phobia, a person carries that fear of judgment no matter what. People may tend to avoid any social engagements where there are lots of people attending.

In non-generalized social phobia, there is a particular social situation they are avoiding such as the job interview or talking with people they don’t know.

Causes Of Social Anxiety

Scientists are still studying the causes of social anxiety. There are a few reasonable explanations as to why social anxiety exists. Just as with many other anxiety disorders, it could be hereditary.

Other Causes Of Anxiety

Some medications can also affect our brains neurotransmitters and send these nervous signals in these situations where we have doubt in ourselves. One of the larger contributors that is known for social anxiety is our life experiences.

As a child we could have been placed in a very uncomfortable situation, forced to speak or act by an adult when we didn’t want to. We could have been teased at school about something that we did or said and were ridiculed by someone.

Experiences are hard to let go of, no matter how much we know we have changed or how much we have accomplished. Social anxiety can be a motivating force for some people but a very degrading horrible experience for others.

Treatment Of Social Anxiety

There are many professional therapists that are available to help people deal with social anxiety:

  • Psychiatrists.
  • Clinical workers.
  • Psychologists.
  • Counselors.
  • Hypnotherapists.

Some doctors feel prescribing medications such as Valium, Prozac or Zoloft will help. Many professionals now believe that the therapeutic route works much better.

By far the best way to overcome social phobias and social anxiety is to use hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Once the initial sensitizing event is discovered and eliminated the fear disappears.

Dealing With Social Anxiety

Reading self-help books can be encouraging and a very good start. As the old saying goes, you have nothing to fear but the fear itself. Place yourself into the situation you fear the most.

First, identify the worst thing that might happen and although it might sound very strange, use reverse psychology and “try” as hard as you can to bring the anxiety on. You will quickly discover that you wont be able to and the situation will pass.

If you are going to work on correcting the problem on your own, if you find yourself struggling a little contact a professional who will be able to help you.

Although it’s very unlikely, if social anxiety is not treated, it can develop into something more serious like depression. It’s a very good idea to have a friend or family member to keep an eye on you for any symptoms that might occur.

Hypnotherapy For Social Anxiety

Hypnotherapy is an incredible way to treat social anxiety. If you are looking to find hypnotherapy in Newcastle upon Tyne make Quays Clinic your first phone call. Hypnotherapist Ian Smith is an Internationally respected therapist who has many years of experience in helping people with overcoming social anxiety.

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Ian Smith (Distinction) D.Hyp  T.F.T  M.U.F.H 
Quays Clinic of Hypnotherapy
Telephone: 0774 3353367

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