You may be wondering if hypnosis for social anxiety will work for you. Thousands of people suffer from social anxiety. It is very common. While it may seem that the majority of people around you have no problems being social, some may have learned how to overcome social anxiety.
“I've spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won't leave, and fearing that it's a matter of time before they figure me out and go.”
― Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
Social anxiety can stem from different situations. Read on to see if any of these situations fit you. Also, don’t forget to watch the video at the end for even more help with social anxiety disorders.
In this article, you will learn:
• A video on how to be more social.
• Social anxiety support through hypnosis.
• Some causes for social anxiety.
• Three easy ways to deal with your social anxiety.
What Is Anxiety Disorder?
An anxiety disorder is the fear of something that leads to avoidance. A social disorder is a fear of people or interacting with others. You may also have feelings of not measuring up, being judged by others, or feeling uncomfortable just being you. This leads to avoiding interaction of others as much as possible.
Causes of Social Anxiety
You may have found yourself in uncomfortable situations that created enough distress that a negative feeling was associated with being around people.
• Being criticized, teased or bullied.
• Being publicly humiliated.
• Not feeling like other people or that you fit in at school.
• Being put as the center of attention when you didn’t want to be or feel you were ready.
• Having a traumatic personal relationship. This could have been with a parent, authority figure, sibling, friend, or love relationship.
• Being introverted but having to act like an extrovert.
How To Be More Social
Set social rituals. Make an appointment on your calendar that each week, you will reach out to people you already know. Additionally, make one day a month where this involves being around or meeting new people.
Connecting people to form groups makes it easier on you. When you meet someone, make sure you introduce them to other people you meet. When groups are formed, it is much easier (and less stressful) to focus on a group than each individual person.
Social anxiety medication may be needed. While there are plenty of pharmaceutical options, there are also herbal OTC options to manage anxiety.
Talk to your healthcare professional for proper doses and to find out if any of these are right for you.
CALM. Calm is a magnesium powder that can be mixed with water. Magnesium helps to relax the body and mind.
Lithium Orotate. Unlike the pharmaceutical lithium, this can be bought on Amazon or at your local health food store. This is a trace mineral that has been shown to protect the brain and build new neurons. Many people at the social anxiety support forum say that it helps to calm them and make them feel more positive, even during social situations.
Hypnosis. While not an herbal remedy, hypnosis will help you to create positive habits that can reduce anxiety in social situations.
Social Anxiety help video
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