Blushing Hypnotherapy in Wolverhampton
All about Hypnotherapy for Blushing, how it works and how many sessions you might need.
Blushing is the reddening of the face, ears, neck and often the upper part of the chest, followed by a feeling of heat and tingling and is known technically as Erythrophobia.
Blushing is an unconscious, physical reaction that is caused by certain situations, and is a perfectly normal bodily reaction. However, for many people blushing may cause discomfort and distress as they worry about when, where and in waht situations they may blush. The embarrassment of blushing can become so severe for those who are extremely anxious in social situations that the sufferer avoids social contact in what is called Social Anxiety.
The Problem of Blushing
For many people, blushing can be traced back to a particular event and this can lead to a vicious circle of being embarrassed about the blushing and anticipating it happening again, what is known as ‘anticipatory anxiety’. Worrying about blushing often makes it more likely that it will happen again! This is because our brains tend to create automatic patterns of thinking, and for individuals who blush excessively, their brain has often automated worrying about blushing.
Trying not to worry about blushing also doesn’t help the situation as our brains can’t not think about something we’re trying not to think about. For example if you tell yourself not to think of a white rabbit, we immediately picture a white rabbit in our mind! So if we tell ourselves not to worry about blushing, we immediately think about blushing. This ‘circular problem’ is known as Coue’s law of reversed effort.
Potential Causes of Blushing
Physiologically, blushing is caused by the widening of the tiny muscles in our blood vessels under the skin. Normally these muscles are partly contracted giving us our natural complexion. If these muscles are fully contracted, the blood vessels are closed and less blood can pass through them, which causes the skin to become pale. However, if these muscles become relaxed and widened, more blood than normal can pass through, causing the skin to become redder. This is known technically as vasodilation.
These tiny muscles are controlled by our autonomic nervous system which can be affected by a number of factors, including heat, illness or our emotions.
Therapy for Blushing
We offer Hypnotherapy for Blushing here at our clinic in Wombourne, Wolverhampton. In most cases we normally recommend following a course of sessions in order to develop the skills necessary to understand and then solve your Blushing problems.
What is Hypnotherapy and what’s involved?
You may also be interested to know that we also offer the Changing Limiting Beliefs Programme for Blushing problems specifically for those people who would prefer to follow a course of Psychological therapy instead.
We offer all clients who would like to discuss their particular issues in complete confidence a FREE initial consultation which lasts around 50 minutes. During this time we will discuss the various options available to you and the likely costs involved so that you will be able to make a well-informed decision about proceeding with us.
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