“Social anxiety is the fear of interaction with other people that brings on self-consciousness, feelings of being negatively judged and evaluated, and, as a result, leads to avoidance.
Social anxiety is the fear of being judged and evaluated negatively by other people, leading to feelings of inadequacy, inferiority, embarrassment, humiliation, and depression.” – Social Anxiety Institute
Hypnosis To Treat Social Anxiety
The most limiting fear is the fear of what other people may think. If you have a fear of failure, a fear of public speaking, or a fear of interaction with other people (social anxiety), you are really just afraid what others might say or think about you. This fear holds so many people back from reaching their potential. Your real self is restrained and suppressed by the fear of others seeing the real you.
It all results from the same root cause – a lack of confidence in yourself. If you put too much faith in the opinions of others, you are actually doubting yourself. Hypnosis is the ideal way to get your confidence back. As your confidence grows, you will have more faith and more belief in yourself – and you will not be concerned with what others think of you. The opinions of others just won’t seem to matter to you the way they once did.
True success and happiness can never be measured by what other people might say or think. You must trust yourself, believe in your instincts and intuitions. Relax and don’t concern yourself with the opinions of others.
I forget who said this quote, but it was from a very successful man, “I don’t know the secret to success, but I do know the secret to failure – trying to please everyone.” It can’t be done. No matter how much good you do, you will still anger some people. Think of some of the all-time greats – they were hated and despised for doing good in the world. Many were even tortured or killed.
One last thing – I heard this recently, and it’s very relevant to the fears associated with social anxiety. “Everyone has an opinion – and they all stink.” Who cares what other people think?