Social phobia is twice as likely to occur in women than in men. It usually begins
in childhood or adolescence, and hardly ever develops after the age of 25. People
with social phobia may recognize that their fear is excessive or unreasonable, but
have difficulty conquering it.
Using NLP and hypnotherapy in Morden, Merton we can find and release the emotions
which originally caused or created the phobia, and when these old, bottled up emotions
are release, the phobia itself disappears.
Hypnotherapy as a treatment for phobias in Morden, Merton....
Anxiety feelings can be crippling and have a massive affect on the sufferer's life,
as commitments, responsibilities and general day to day life are altered to work
around the anxiety, and/or panic attack problem and its effects. It can have detrimental
effects on other aspects of life such as sleep patterns, relationships, work, sex
life, social life, or schooling.The anxiety can range from general feelings of anxiousness
or nervousness, to full-blown panic or anxiety attack, the symptoms of which can
involve palpitations, feeling short of breath, tingling, light-headedness, sweating,
feeling hot or cold all over, nausea, fear of losing control, or even feelings of
fainting or impending doom.
A phobia on the other hand (while still a very strong and unpleasant reaction), is
an irrational fear which has been 'symbolically attached' to an object, or situation,
which causes little or no real danger. It is usually accompanied by strong avoidance
behaviour connected with the phobia, which will run alongside intense feelings of
anxiety, loss of control and panic.
Sometimes, confrontation with the phobia, can even lead to fainting, but this is
usually only associated with blood, injury, or needle-type phobias.
Fears and phobias are the result of a hidden or repressed memory or emotion that
has become associated with particular situations. Natural fears serve a genuine purpose
(fear of heights, fire, etc), but phobias mostly appear to be completely irrational,
however they all have a cause, or perhaps did, and serve some purpose - otherwise
they couldn't and wouldn't exist!
Social phobia is a fear of how others might see you, what they think of you, and
feeling that whatever you're doing is being noticed by those around you - in short
it is the fear of being judged. Social phobia is based around social / public situations,
and these can be anything from nights out, to going shopping, meeting people, going
to work, parties, entertainment situations, or even a complete inability to use public
toilets, as well as many other situations where people come into some kind of contact
with others. This fear can lead to the need to arrange your whole life to avoid the
situations including avoiding using / answering the telephone, or typing / writing
something down in front of others, avoiding signing your name, or indeed anything
that could possibly put you at the centre of attention, or 'on the spot'.