The effects of this type of phobia can be quite devastating, not only emotionally but also physically. The symptoms that accompany the disorder include blushing, sweating, trembling, increased heart rate, stammering and nausea, all of which can make life somewhat unbearable.
This disorder stems from a fear of being judged and evaluated negatively by those that surround us, which in turn can force the sufferer into being frightened to do anything that has potential to humiliate them in public.
Medical responses to social phobia and Social Anxiety Disorder are to give anti-anxiety medication or to sometimes offer psychotherapy in the form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). While these approaches may offer relief in some cases, the treatment works through managing the symptoms rather than treating and removing the cause.
The subconscious mind always acts in a way that aims to protect us, but often its response can be misguided. In this case the subconscious mind is trying to protect the individual from danger by creating the feeling of fear and anxiety but obviously this is not an appropriate response.
Hypnotherapy works at retaining the subconscious and works on realigning the faulty beliefs that are responsible for our anxiety. Once this is accomplished the symptoms are gone forever as apposed to simply being masked and there is no longer any driving force behind the anxiety phobia.
If you have been struggling with the really debilitating effects of social phobia or social anxiety disorder effective help is available through a hypnotherapist. To contact a qualified hypnotherapist please visit the homepage of this site.