Social anxiety can be crippling. It can make simple things such as meeting people for the first time and being in a group setting grueling.
You’re not alone; the good news is that you can take control of how you feel in social situations by using hypnosis to retrain your mind with positive suggestions. Here are 4 ways that hypnosis can help you overcome social anxiety:
1 It helps reprogram how your mind views social situations. Instead of feeling nervous about interacting with people, you can replace those feelings of anxiety with feelings of calm and confidence.
2 You can call upon feelings from positive experiences at the right moment, whether that’s when you first say hello to someone or walk into a crowded room. You can feel good about any situation, no matter where you are.
3 It can help remind you that you belong. Sometimes, we forget simple truths that can make situations seem bigger than they are. If you don’t know anyone in the room, chances are someone else feels the same way. If you’re meeting someone for the first time, they are too. By recognizing these things over time, you can be part of the experience, instead of feeling like someone standing on the outside.
4 It provides you with opportunities to recognize and build upon your successes. While hypnosis can lead to dramatic changes in a single session, it’s important to celebrate every victory to build your confidence over time.