Blushing Hypnotherapy Wolverhampton
Blushing Problems and How Hypnotherapy Could help
Also known as Erythrophobia, Blushing is the involuntary reddening of the face, usually (but not always) triggered by an emotional experience such as embarrassment or stress.
More often than not, other areas of the body – such as the neck, ears and upper chest – can also be affected.
As well as causing redness, it can also make the affected area actually feel hot – often described as feeling “flush.”
Although this is a normal reaction to certain situations, most people feel very self-conscious when they Blush and would like to be able to stop those “inappropriate” blushes.
What Causes It?
“Normal” you blush when a strong emotional trigger stimulates the nervous system to widen the blood vessels in the face, technically known as “vaso-dilation.”
This increases the flow of blood into the blood vessels just underneath the skin, causing your face to turn red.
It can be triggered by both Psychological as well as Physical causes, such as:
- Social Anxiety Disorder (social phobia) – the fear of social situations and being around people (psychological)
- Rosacea – a skin condition that mainly affects the face (physiological)
- Female Menopause (physiological)
- Some medications – for example Tamoxifen used in breast cancer treatment (physiological)
It can also be triggered by alcohol consumption, hot drinks, eating hot or spicy food and strenuous exercise.
We recommend that you always consult your GP prior to contacting us in order to rule out any of the physiological causes listed above.
Do I Need Therapy for Blushing?
Most people will blush from time to time, and it’s not usually a cause for concern.
However, if you blush frequently it can have a significant negative impact and can lead to the person avoiding certain situations and interacting with other people.
If it has become a problem then consider making an appointment to come along for one of our FREE initial Assessments where we can discuss the types of therapy available.
You can also click any of the links below to read about specific therapies for Blushing with us.
Types of Therapy available for Blushing
We offer both Hypnotherapy & Psychological based solutions for Blushing – choosing the right type of therapy for Blushing probably has more to do with you and your personality type rather than which form of therapy is more effective, so if you are in any doubt you can always arrange to come along for one of our FREE initial assessments and we will advise you based on which therapy we think is most suited to YOU.