Are you suffering from social anxiety disorder and fed up with visiting different therapists? Or, worse still, afraid to go to see a therapist? What can you do from the safety of your own home which will help you to work on your inner feelings, beliefs and emotions, thereby enabling you to have the inner confidence to get out there amongst other people, feeling comfortable in your own skin?
Social anxiety Disorder has been given a lot more attention by the medical profession in the last ten years. If you suffer from it, you know what it feels like and how it affects every area of your life. It causes considerable distress and discomfort as the sufferer worries about what other people may think about them. This fear of being judged and fear of becoming embarrassed can be very debilitating.
For some this fear is only experienced in certain circumstances, with certain triggers, perhaps only when in the vicinity of “people in authority”. For others it may just be certain places which act as the trigger to their inner turmoil; maybe a weekly essential visit to the supermarket or just having to walk down the street is enough to get palms sweating and heart palpitating. For some, just the thought of having to leave the house is enough to set this uncomfortable ball rolling. The myriad symptoms of social anxiety may be triggered by actual reality or just anticipation of something which may or may not happen. In either case, the symptoms experienced are equally real.
Whether the anxiety experienced is generalized or more specific it is still very uncomfortable and debilitating for the sufferer. Most people have serious difficulty in their quest to overcome it. This is not surprising because as you focus on trying to overcome social anxiety you inevitably spend more time thinking about it, and what you think about tends to become “bigger” in your mind and therefore in your life as well.
This is a central aspect of how your mind works. Think about it for a moment. If you are thinking about buying a particular car, for instance, perhaps a BMW or Lexus, you will suddenly become aware of every car that you see which fits that description. Suddenly there seem to be so many more BMW or Lexus cars on the road! Another “thing” which your mind does all of the time, without fail, is that if you try to not do something, you will have an overwhelming instinct to do exactly that which you are trying not to do. Try as hard as you can for a moment to NOT see a giraffe…What happened? Did you see a long neck, by any chance?!
Applying this to your attempt to overcome social anxiety disorder will help you to understand why the task can be so difficult. The more you think about it the more it happens, and the more you try to not think about it the more it happens as well. Added to this you probably have no idea why you “got it” in the first place. There will be a reason why. A symptom does not occur without cause, although you are most likely unaware at a conscious level of what that cause may be. Your subconscious mind will however know what the cause is and has created these patterns of behavior which you no longer wish to have.
How can you go about altering these subconscious patterns of feelings and behavior? A visit to your local analytical hypnotherapist (please check for the one with the highest level of relevant credentials and the most experienced) will show you how to relax in hypnosis, thereby accessing the workings of your inner mind, your subconscious, and then guide you to uncoil the springs of cause and effect which led to these symptoms being experienced. This will help you to understand why it all happened and will relieve a lot of the anxiety experienced.
But you are likely to still require a certain amount of mind re-training for you to feel completely comfortable in social situations. It’s a bit like you know you no longer need to feel like “that”…but you don’t know how you should expect to feel either. It can feel like you are in “limbo”. Hypnosis downloads are amazingly effective in training your brain to expect to feel as you want to feel. They are inexpensive (a major bonus in the current environment), easy to use and quick to work. You really can learn a whole host of mental skills which will enable you to feel comfortable in every situation which you may encounter. I created my “complete confidence program” of hypnosis downloads for this very reason – to enable everyone to have access to learning all the mental skills needed to be confident in life at very little cost.
Whether you decide to visit a therapist in person or not, hypnosis downloads are a great choice for you to make to get your mind working on overcoming any type of social phobia. Hypnosis is in itself a state of relaxation providing welcome relief from anxiety and, more importantly, provides access to the subconscious mind, enabling the easy retraining of your mind to provide you with powerful inner and outer hypnosis confidence. There’s a free hypnosis download which you can get from my website and try it for yourself.
Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnosis downloads for hypnosis confidence.