Social Phobia (social anxiety disorder)

with Hypnotherapy

"I wonder what they're thinking about me; I'll bet they don't like me." "They don't like what I'm doing; I must be making a fool of myself."

At Liverpool Hypnotherapy, we understand that life is very difficult for people with social phobia. They feel they don't fit in with everyone else, or that perhaps there's something wrong with them. When you feel like this, you may decide it's easier to stay away - to avoid all contact with people in social situations whenever possible.

If this sounds like you, take heart. We have helped many people in this situation, and believe we can help you too. All you need is the desire to change.

This condition is known by a number of names, 'Social Phobia' and 'Fear of Being Evaluated Negatively in Social Situations' are the most common. It can cause real misery, and have a significant impact on the quality of your life. herself once suffered from this condition, and knows how hard it is to be the real you when in the company of others.

Social Phobia can cause panic attacks, blushing, profuse sweating and trembling. It may result in nausea, difficulty talking, an overall feeling of dread, stomach discomfort or irregular heartbeat. It can also isolate people from loved ones and business associates.

Combining empathy and their skills in Hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Time Line Therapy™, Joseph and at Liverpool Hypnotherapy can help you have the life you choose. You'll feel comfortable and reassured - and you might even have fun!

You could choose to read on and then contact us to find out how we can help - or in the words of Nike "Just do it!" Live the life you want. Dream ~ Create ~ Excel. Contact us now for an initial consultation.

Social Phobia (social anxiety disorder) is defined as the fear (anxiety) of being judged, criticized, and evaluated by other people.

This fear (anxiety) is often recognized as being irrational by the individual involved, but nevertheless the fear of judgement persists. People who have Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder) find all sorts of everyday situations extremely difficult; being introduced to other people ("I wonder what they're thinking about me; I'll bet they don't like me"), attracting or being the center of attention, being watched while doing something ("They don't like what I'm doing; I must be making a fool of myself.") They feel insecure and self-conscious in most public settings.

The visible symptoms of distress heighten the fear of disapproval, and the symptoms themselves can become an additional focus of fear. This creates a vicious cycle: the more the sufferer worries about displaying the symptoms, the greater the chance of developing them. Social phobia often runs in families and may be accompanied by depression or alcohol dependence. We believe it is also exacerbated by societal pressures.