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Milton Keynes Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT, Stress Management, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Anxiety and depression counselling.

Social Anxiety


Milton Keynes

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Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Social Anxiety in Milton Keynes

Social anxiety is the fear of social situations, and the interaction with other people that can automatically bring on feelings of self-consciousness, judgment, evaluation, and inferiority.

Put another way, social anxiety is the fear and anxiety of being judged and evaluated negatively by other people, leading to feelings of inadequacy, embarrassment, humiliation, and depression.

What is social anxiety?

Social anxiety disorder (formerly termed social phobia) is a much more common problem than past estimates have led us to believe.  Millions of people all over the world suffer from social anxiety  every day. It is estimated that 7-8% of the population suffers from some form of social anxiety at the present time.  Cognitive Hypnotherapy may help you overcome this devastating issue.

Symptoms of social anxiety:

People with social anxiety usually experience emotional distress in the following situations:

  • Being introduced to other people
  • Being teased or criticised
  • Being the centre of attention
  • Being watched while doing something
  • Meeting people in authority (important people)
  • Most social encounters, especially with strangers
  • Going around the room (or table) in a circle and having to say something
  • Interpersonal relationships, whether friendships or romantic

In social situations you may experience:

  •  Intense fear
  •  racing heart
  •  turning red or blushing
  •  excessive sweating
  •  dry throat and mouth
  •  trembling
  •  swallowing with difficulty
  •  muscle twitches particularly about the face and neck

Cognitive Hypnotherapy:

Cognitive Hypnotherapy at Set Your Mind Free in Milton Keynes may help you overcome your fear of social interaction through the use of a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy to tackle the logical part of your conscious mind, and then hypnosis to tackle the more emotional part of your mind leading to you becoming more confident in social situations.

If you would like more information or would like to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss how you can be helped with social anxiety then call 01908 265410*.

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