All about blushing
There is a long list of reasons why people blush. The list includes social anxiety (social phobia), a fear of public speaking, a lack of confidence and feelings of worry or being awkward when among others.
Blushing occurs because of troubling emotions that cause the blood vessels in your face (or occasionally other parts of the body) to widen. Knowing you are susceptible to blushing can make it worse.
It’s all connected to anxiety and your ‘fight or flight response‘.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) may help, though this kind of treatment tends to play out over many months. Some people find mindfulness or deep breathing and relaxation techniques can alleviate symptoms, too.
How Hypnotherapy for Blushing can help you
A female client recently came to see us about her blushing, which was manifesting itself whenever she unexpectedly bumped into someone she knew. We traced her reaction back to when she was teased in the playground.
Her adult blushing was linked to her embarrassment at unexpected encounters and was a recurring theme whenever she randomly encountered someone.
The point is: there’s always a root cause – even though you might not be fully aware of what it is. During treatment, we’ll help you to uncover exactly what your anxiety or embarrassment is all about – and then give you some powerful tools to neutralise your response.
More than that, we will equip you with a new, alternative response that minimises or doesn’t lead to blushing – a response that makes you feel calm and filled with confidence instead. While the goal is treatment for blushing, a positive side-effect is that hypnotherapy can help you to improve your self-esteem and become less self-conscious, too.
The combined tools of NLP, Clinical Hypnotherapy and the new Havening technique that we use for blushing treatments can be very effective – precisely because they are able to deal with the experiences and emotions that cause it.