People looking for a cure for social anxiety are typically suffering from a well defined set of symptoms. Can you relate to any of the following?
This fear may be so severe that it is interfering with work or school, and other ordinary activities. Physical symptoms often accompany the intense anxiety. These symptoms include:
In short, social anxiety is defined as being overwhelmingly anxious and excessively self-conscious in everyday social situations.
Many people have these kinds of worries about being with people. Some are able to dismiss them. For others the worries are excessive or unreasonable and they feel unable to overcome them. Even if they manage to confront their fears and be around others, they are usually very anxious beforehand. They are also intensely uncomfortable throughout the encounter, and worry about how they were judged for hours afterward.
Being anxious can be limited to one type of social situation (such as talking to people, eating or drinking, or writing on a blackboard in front of others). It can also be so broad that the person experiences anxious feelings around almost anyone other than the family.
Social anxiety fear affects about 15 million adults in America alone. Women and men are equally likely to develop the disorder, which usually begins in childhood or early adolescence.
Using hypnosis can be a powerful and effective way to coach yourself to freedom from social anxiety. Through hypnosis you can allow your subconscious mind to let go of old, unhelpful socializing patterns and adopt new and fruitful patterns which will make your social life immensely more enjoyable and rewarding.
Using hypnosis, shyness can melt away, creating new patterns which will enable you to experience real social ease and go beyond just putting on a good performance.
Using hypnosis you can expect to start:
You can experience hypnosis right now to start overcoming your social anxiety by downloading my free hypnosis mp3 session that manages your stress and teaches you self hypnosis. Discover more about it here.
Here's to your success (and your new enjoyable social life!)
Stephen Gruber MA
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