Social Anxiety Disorder is in the physiology. You can feel it.
It could be that you are just naturally a bit more introverted, and find people drain your energy, or it could be that you have a social anxiety disorder.
How would I know if I had a Social Anxiety Disorder? What would I feel?
There are 4 stages of feelings associated with a social anxiety disorder
1 If you talk to yourself constantly by making unrealistic self-statements that keep you in alarm your body tenses up. This will trigger the fight or flight response. Your heart beats faster; you feel short of breath you could have butterflies in your stomach and so on. Anyone who has experienced these symptoms knows they are certainly not pleasant. You become so aware that you become sensitised to any hint of possible danger. Sensitisation occurs to the degree where you’re a bag of nerves and are ready to respond. A tiny stimuli, surprise or minor conflict can result in a stage of panic. These types of feelings can happen when you get invited to a social event, or when you feel pressurised into accepting an invitation and don’t really want to.
2 The onset of stage 1 could lead to stage 2. You begin to fear the social occasion. As your body mind becomes too aware, you could begin to possibly anticipate panic. You try to avoid them at all costs. This could be making excuses, cancelling the event last minute, or feigning sickness. This is the onset of the 2nd stage. This new fear can be debilitating. You are now not only fearing the trigger to the anxiety but fearing the fear itself. You could also find that you’re scared of the fear that you could experience. You now have 2 problems, associated with your social anxiety disorder.
3 The third stage many people experience is self rejection hating you own body because of the fear of the fear. Many people experience pounding heart, dizziness, shortness of breath, trembling legs, shaky hands, and lump in your throat, or dry throat, hot or cold palpitations. You become so attuned that your hyper sensitive to sensations in your body. Anything unusual could lead to panic. You start to fear any unusual feelings and you try to resist them. Also you become hyper vigilant for any symptom that could lead to panic. You become hyper aware and fear the triggers to the symptoms as well as the symptoms.
4 Ultimately stage four is the most debilitating. You deliberately look to avoid, ultimately any situation, thing or environment that evokes any triggers or symptoms to anxiety. This could be deliberately avoiding any social situation, and this includes dating as well. What started out as uneasiness of the original situation of discomfort become avoidance strategies of going to those places or contexts? Shyness at events becomes not attending any event where they could be social contact.
If you experience any of these symptoms and would like to get help? Hypnosis can help you to relax and reprogram these responses so that you can replace symptoms of panic or irrational beliefs with new responses.
Stop anxious feelings completely instead of the negative impacts of intensifying them. Social anxiety disorder is sometimes called a social phobia. As with all labels, this is certainly not going to help the situation. The phobic panic attack needs to be removed, the palpitations of the panic attacks need to be removed, the physical symptoms of the panic attack need to be removed. This can all be done with hypnosis, and the fast phobia cure technique to remove the phobic response.
If you need help, contact Sarah Jons London Hypnotherapist or your local area hypnotherapist. They can work with you to replace the symptoms with feelings of well being. Hypnosis is definitely one of the top recommended tools to remove any form of social anxiety disorder, or social phobia.
Take the following online test, that can help you determine whether you have some form of social anxiety disorder. http://psychology-tools.com/spin/
By Sarah Jons