Social Phobia

Phobias - Get Help With Hypnosis

One of the most common reasons for people to seek hypnotherapy is for help overcoming a phobia. The most common phobias are those such as fear of spiders and fear of flying, which can be easily cured using cognitive hypnotherapy techniques to help learn new behaviour patterns i.e. a calm reaction rather than a panic reaction.

Sometimes, if a phobia is deeper and more disruptive as can be the case with severe agoraphobia or social phobia, then it may be necessary to look at some of the issues surrounding the onset of the phobia and work to resolve them. Phobias are often rooted in childhood misunderstanding. A child doesn't necessarily have the logical tools and information to understand the meaning of a parent standing on a stool screaming at a small insect. They will almost certainly make a deep unconscious decision that the insect is dangerous.

  • Achluophobia Fear of darkness
  • Heliophobia Fear of the sun
  • Hemophobia Fear of blood
  • Insectophobia Fear of insects
  • Lachanophobia Fear of vegetables
  • Claustrophobia Fear of confined spaces
  • Microphobia Fear of small things
  • Mottephobia Fear of moths
  • Olfactophobia Fear of smells
  • Ornithophobia Fear of birds
  • Panophobia Fear of everything
  • Agliophobia Fear of pain
  • Androphobia Fear of men
  • Arachnophobia Fear of spiders
  • Atychiphobia Fear of failure
  • Aviophobia Fear of flying
  • Brontophobia Fear of thunder and lightening (storms)
  • Chiraptophobia Fear of being touched
  • Coulrophobia Fear of clowns
  • Decidophobia Fear of having to make decisions
  • Dentophobia Fear of the dentist
  • Emetophobia Fear of vomiting
  • Ereuthrophobia Fear of blushing
  • Genophobia Fear of sex
  • Heliophobia Fear of the sun
  • Hemophobia Fear of blood
  • Insectophobia Fear of insects
  • Lachanophobia Fear of vegetables
  • Claustrophobia Fear of confined spaces
  • Microphobia Fear of small things
  • Mottephobia Fear of moths
  • Olfactophobia Fear of smells
  • Ornithophobia Fear of birds
  • Panophobia Fear of everything

Social phobia can relate to so many issues and problems that it’s difficult to summarise what the problems could be. Many reported issues are:A fear of being put ‘on the spot’

  • Finding it difficult to perform public speaking or presentations
  • Being intimidated by large groups of people
  • Difficulty making friends
  • Having a lack confidence in social surroundings or extreme shyness
  • Struggling to have small talk or socialise at parties/events
  • Struggling with nerves before an exam
  • Difficult with talking on a phone
  • Uncontrollable blushing, stuttering or stammering
  • Struggling to have eye contact with others
  • Hiding, or keep yourself below people’s level of perception
  • Fear of being judged, criticised or mocked
  • Fear of rejection
  • Having bladder shyness (not wanting to urinate infront of others)
  • Sexual problems/performance issues (e.g. impotence, premature ejaculation)

The truth is that social phobia covers such a vast array of issues that it’s difficult to summarise. If you suffer from a problem that we haven’t listed - then we can most probably still help you. The very nature of these problems means that people who suffer will often not seek help, often not having the confidence to or often ignoring that the problem exists.

If you suffer with social phobia or have similar symptoms then hypnosis can alleviate you of your symptoms leaving you to live a more full and satisfying life. A course of suggestion therapy can help get rid of your problems by changing the way you think of your issues, whether you fear being sick or any other related problems to emetophobia. The sessions will help build your confidence and self esteem and make you more calm in situations where your symptoms may flare. Problems such an emetophobia can be healed but this may take between 8-12 sessions of hypnotherapy. Whether you have classic symptoms of this or yours are slightly different then we are extremely confident we can help you.

How we can help

If your social phobia is intruding on your life and preventing you from doing the things you would like then a course of hypnotherapy can benefit you greatly. Depending on your situation we will offer you a course of suggestion therapy or hypnoanalysis. If we discover that there are bottled up emotions involved in your panic attacks, then the root issues can be tackled with hypnoanalysis. Some people can benefit directly with suggestion therapy (clinical hypnosis), but if we find the problems are more deep rooted from your past, then these are tackled with the hypnoanalysis.

 

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