Anxiety and a lack of confidence can cripple your social life; after all, it’s difficult to connect to people if you don’t believe you have the skills to do so. If you’re missing out on the joys of friendship or opportunities for career advancement because of social anxiety and fear of public speaking, it may be time to consider hypnosis. Hypnosis therapy uses guided relaxation and concentration to help clients achieve a higher state of awareness in order to lessen fears, phobias, depression, stress, post-traumatic stress, and grief. Hypnosis can also help alleviate social issues such as anxiety or confidence problems.
While in a state of hypnosis, a client is so focused on the issue at hand that all surrounding noise and action is blocked out. In this heightened state of perceptiveness and relaxation, sometimes referred to as a trance, the client can turn his or her attention to specific thoughts or tasks. This is done under the guidance of a trained therapist.
There are several fundamental misconceptions about hypnosis that may prevent clients from seeking this form of therapy to help with social issues. For example, a common mistaken belief is that while in a trance state, the client has no control over his or her actions. In fact, the therapist guiding a client cannot make a client do anything the client doesn’t want to do.
Clients who suffer from anxiety and panic attacks may benefit from hypnotherapy by facing their issues in a relaxed state in order to understand and address them without stress. While individual results may vary, hypnosis generally takes away the stress factor of tackling painful or uncomfortable problems, such as a lack of confidence or social anxiety. This approach gives the client a safe, pressure-free zone in which to more fully understand and deal with these difficulties.
If you want help with your social issues—or other problems such as weight management or smoking—call the Plymouth Hypnosis Center at (484) 534-4534. We provide hypnotherapy for a wide range of issues. As always, individual results may vary.