A person with social anxiety feels intense nervousness and self-consciousness. They may fear making mistakes, or worry about being embarrassed or humiliated in front of others. Social anxiety can be amplified if a person lacks social skills or experience in social situations. In extreme cases the anxiety can build into a full blown panic attack.
Some people with social anxiety often quietly endure the social situations, all the while feeling extreme distress. Others may avoid any social gatherings or situations altogether. Many times a person who has social anxiety suffers "anticipatory" anxiety, the fear of a situation before it even happens (sometimes days or even weeks before the event). In many cases, these people know (consciously) that the fear is irrational, yet they are unable to overcome it on their own.
Without intervention, social anxiety can negatively affect a person's normal daily routine including school, work, social activities, and relationships. The fears can range from being afraid of a specific situation such as speaking in public or being the center of attention, or may involve the fear of going to parties or being in a group, asking questions or speaking up, or even just standing in line in public.
Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective ways to heal social anxiety permanently, because we resolve in the subconscious mind what is causing it (the “root” cause). Once the cause of the social anxiety is resolved, the fear and related systems can automatically disappear.
You don’t have to live with social anxiety. Hypnotherapy can boost confidence and raise self-esteem and help you regain control of your (social) life.