Blushing Hypnotherapy in Wolverhampton
Blushing is the reddening of the face, ears, neck and often the upper part of the chest, in addition, to feeling hot and tingy. This condition is technically known as Erythrophobia.
It has been noticed that a whide range of stressful felt experiences and situations can cause erythrophobia. this leads to an unconscious physical reaction that is, if experienced under confident circumstances, a perfectley normal bodily reaction.
When worries develop about when, where and in what situations we may blush, blushing may start to cause discomfort and distress.
In other words, the embarrasment of blushing may be seen to cause severe avoidance of social contact thus resaulting in social anxiety for many people.
The Problem of Blushing
The act of blushing can be traced back to past events and therefore lead to a vicious cycle and the anticipation of the probem arising within future social situations.
Past events can be directley linked, in many circumstances, to the act of blushing. Therefore future similar situations can lead to the anticipation and cycle of the problem resurfacing.
As a result worrying about blushing often makes it more likely that it will happen again! This is because blushing brings with it, embarrassment that is associated with patterns of thinking linked to these social situations.
After all thinking about something we are trying not to worry about, is impossible. For example, if you tell yourself not to think of a white rabbit, we immediately picture a white rabbit in our mind! So, in other words, if we tell ourselves not to worry about blushing, we immediately think about blushing. This ‘circular problem’ is known as Coue’s law of reveresed 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.
Hypnotherapy for Blushing
The majority of people who do blush regularly try to hide it and worry in advance about how they are going to deal with a certain situation. However this often makes it worse. Some people suffering from blushing have been able to break this vicious cycle by simply not trying to hide it worrying less about what other people might be thinking. The more they accept that part of them, the more likely it won’t happen!
Hypnotherapy can help control blushing by helping the individual to learn how to deal with it in a calmer, more relaxed way. By thinking about blushing in a different way, an individual can often feel more comfortable in situations that would usually cause them to blush. Hypnotherapy can also help to boost self-confidence and self-esteem and reduce sensitivity to situations that trigger blushing.