Fear of people and how hypnosis can help

Shyness and timidity are common feelings that are shared by millions of people around the world. However, a genuine fear of people manifests itself with symptoms that may include a total withdrawal from society in general.

What is fear of people?

Called anthropophobia, this is a fear of being in the presence of other people. While mostly associated with groups, in some cases the fear can manifest itself with just one other person being in proximity. Anthropophobia may be mild in terms of its symptoms, such as lack of eye contact, blushing, or tripping over words while being with others.

However, more serious forms may lead to avoiding all direct contact with people and only communicating through protected means such as through the internet. This condition is usually driven by several factors which include personality, environment, and history of the person afflicted. If left unchecked, the fear of people will continue to lead to avoidance of social interaction which affects the health and wellbeing of the person.

How Hypnosis Can Help

Hypnosis is well suited to address the issues that people who have anthropophobia face every day. For the most part, this fear of people is really apprehension about the unknown. Since social interaction is not all that predictable, the fear is generated by not having control of the situation or predicting its outcome. Instead, the fear puts thoughts of the worst event possible in the minds of those who suffer from this condition.

Proper hypnotic techniques can teach people who suffer from this condition how to recognize the advent of the fear and to deal with it properly. By putting the fear into its rightful perspective, a person who suffers from anthropophobia can successfully interact with people. This is because hypnosis gets at the root of the fear by changing the outlook of the person being affected.

  • Recognition of the signs
  • Employing techniques to tamp down the fear
  • Calming and relaxing the mind and body

Left unchecked, the fear of people may cause additional stress and anxiety which may lead to all sorts of health issues, including an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. By addressing the fear with hypnosis, the person feels calmer and more in control.

Why Choose Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a proven technique used to treat different conditions that deal with mental addictions, fears, and habits. It gets to the core of the issue and replaces old behaviours with new ones so that the condition can be successfully treated.

In addition, there are no drugs used in the treatment process, the sessions are relatively short and to the point. Plus, those who undergo hypnosis treatment will be taught proven techniques that they can use when they feel the fear of people rising in their conscious mind. For those who have undergone hypnotic treatment, it has allowed them to lead better, fuller lives knowing that their fears are unfounded which means that they now freely associate with people in all types of situations.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Hypnotherapy Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Biodun Ogunyemi, Certified Master Hypnotherapist ANLP,BNLP,SNLP,C.H,Dip.Hyp
Glasgow G2 & London W1H

Biodun Ogunyemi is the founder of Optimind, one of the leading hypnotherapy practices within the UK. He has practised on Harley Street and is an experienced hypnotherapist, trained to the highest level in advanced hypnotherapy and NLP and is the author of over 180 hypnosis products.

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