Hypnosis for Social Anxiety in Vancouver, BC
Social anxiety is nervousness in social situations. Social anxiety is also one of the most common mental disorders. Read here how you can overcome your social anxiety with hypnosis at our Vancouver office and become free of limiting patterns to move on to a more relaxed state in social settings.
In 2014 it was estimated that 11.6% of the adult Canadian population were suffering from social anxiety. It has also been estimated that in recent years social anxiety in adults and children is on the rise. Although there is no clear answer as to why people have social anxiety, some suggest that stressful or traumatic life events are the cause. Most symptoms of social anxiety appear in childhood or during adolescence.
How Does Social Anxiety Feel?
People with social anxiety can experience it in different ways – for some just thinking about a social situation makes them feel anxious or even panicky. For others, the anxiety arises when they are in a social situation. They can feel symptoms like rapid heartbeat, excessive sweat and sweaty palms, dizziness, stomachache and so on.
Anxiety and physical symptoms can lead to avoidance of social situations, causing people with social anxiety to feel isolated.
What Is The Difference Between Shyness and Social Anxiety?
Social anxiety and shyness can seem very similar. But they are not the same.
People with Social Anxiety
People with social anxiety are not necessarily shy, though they feel turmoil that stays at a high level or increases during social situations. Shy people might avoid social situations altogether. However, once they are familiar with the people around them and settle into the social situation their shyness subsides and they most often feel more comfortable.
When Does Social Anxiety Happen?
Social anxiety can manifest itself differently in different people. While someone may be perfectly fine talking to his peers in work related situations, they could be terrified of, for example, eating in public.
Below are some common situations where social anxiety can present itself:
- Fear of public speaking
- Fear of being criticized by others
- Fear of socialising
- Avoiding eye contact
- Fear of speaking with strangers
- Fear of speaking with workmates
- Fear of eating in public
- Fear of playing with other children (for children)
- Fear of speaking in class (for children)
- Fear of speaking to adults (for children)
How Can Hypnosis for Social Anxiety Help?
Coaching and hypnosis for social anxiety can help you gain more awareness and change perspective. Understanding your processes — your triggers and actions and reactions — along with the use of relevant hypnotic tools and strategies, can pave your way to your goal of feeling calmer in social settings.
What’s The Next Step?
Once you feel like you want to be free of your limiting patterns and are ready to move on to a more relaxed state in social settings, then let’s talk and set up a free consultation. Let’s talk to understand whether coaching and hypnosis for social anxiety is a good fit for you.
Contact me for a free 20-minute strategic phone consultation where we can discuss your goals and challenges.
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