Social phobia, also known as social anxiety disorder, is the largest of all the phobias and the third largest mental health care issue. We're talking globally here. That is how large a problem social anxiety is. On average, 7 percent of the population sufferers social anxiety. Some are harder hit than others. Social phobia hypnosis is a prime treatment for the disorder. The chance of social phobia affects you is about 13 percent over your lifetime.
This phobia can be debilitating. A person may be fully functioning and feeling great in every other way but the idea of attending a social gathering puts him or her in panic mode. There is a range of fears. For some the idea of being introduced to other people drives them into panic mode. For others, the social situation has to be more demanding such as having to give a speech before they panic.
No one likes to be criticized and few people like being watched while they work or talk on the phone and this can irritate most of us. This does not mean that we are necessarily suffering with a phobia. However, when you experience social fright, these possible interactions are enough to keep you from leaving the house.
When you are able to interact with people, it can make you very lonely. People do not get to know you and they view you as shy and unfriendly. This makes it difficult for you to have friends who can visit and socialize with you. Your fear of social situations is so pervasive that you spend a great deal of time alone.
For fear of social situations, social phobia hypnosis is the answer. Medication can alleviate some of the anxiety but there are side effects. In addition, it is not entirely effective because the point is not to mask and muffle the feelings of panic, but to remove the unhealthy patterns from your subconscious mind and replace them with healthy feelings about social situations.
Fear of social situations hypnotherapy helps to give a new perspective to the buried experiences and memories of the client's subconscious mind that prompted the disorder in the first place. This in conjuncture with suggestive therapy can allow the social phobia sufferer to move beyond the debilitating fear quickly and easily. The client emerges at the end of a successful therapy session relieved of anxiety and feeling far more confident and positive about life.