According to the U.S. National Institutes of Mental Health, social phobia (also referred to as social anxiety) affects about 15 million American adults. Far beyond mere shyness, extreme social anxiety can have a profound effect on the lives of those who struggle with it, preventing them from forming deep relationships, impacting their careers, and even affecting their physical and mental health.
Compared to those without the disorder, social anxiety sufferers are more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol, have an erratic work history and lower income, suffer from other psychiatric conditions such as depression, phobia and agoraphobia, and contemplate or commit suicide.Until recently, the only medically recognized treatments in the U.S. for this debilitating disorder were long courses of psychotherapy or powerful psychotropic medications.
Now, clinical hypnosis is offering a potentially faster, more gentle remedy that one sufferer described as “the bright spot in my year.” And a new home-study course is making hypnotherapy for social anxiety accessible to just about anyone.Available as an instant download from Hypnosis Downloads.com, 10 Steps to Overcome Social Anxiety includes a series of hypnotherapy recordings covering topics such as “Overcoming Shyness” and “Starting Conversations,” plus a workbook, and progress charts to help the user permanent and fully integrate the lessons across all aspects of their lives.
Excerpts from 10 Steps to Overcome Social Anxiety are included in a free eBook, How To Enjoy Talking to People, available at https://www.hypnosisdownloads.com/freegift/social-anxiety.
Before Kyle J. of Pittsburgh used hypnosis to help deal with social anxiety, he “couldn’t stand [up] in front of anyone, not even my own family.” This isn’t unusual for people who suffer from social anxiety, according to hypnotherapist Mark Tyrrell, the Creative Director of Hypnosis Downloads.com. Tyrrell treats clients with a range of problems, from clinical depression, to social anxiety, to panic attacks and PTSD. He developed the home study program, 10 Steps to Overcome Social Anxiety, to help clients like Kyle J.
“People with social anxiety disorders are inordinately distressed about being evaluated or judged by others in social settings,” says Tyrrell. “‘Shyness’ is a mix of how we feel affecting how we think and behave, which makes hypnosis particularly effective in dealing with it. Hypnosis allows us to quickly and easily break the unproductive thought patterns and end the unresourceful behaviors that characterize social anxiety.”
So, are hypnosis recordings really effective for social anxiety? Before trying hypnosis for his social phobia, Kyle J., (If this is a real testimonial from the site, we will need to change the name) “couldn’t stand in front of anyone, not even my own family.” After using a hypnosis MP3 from Hypnosis Downloads, Kyle says, “Now I could walk into a room with complete strangers and walk out with all of them my friends.”
The author of 10 Steps to Overcome Social Anxiety says this is no accident — because the course is based on the latest scientific research, applied in conjunction with sound psychological principles. “We’ve developed a structured program that pulls together what science has found out about how human interaction, and combined it with carefully selected hypnosis sessions to enable you to begin to make real changes that will make an enormous difference to you,” says Tyrrell.
Steve H., a financial consultant from Cincinnati, Ohio, is a believer in the power of hypnosis. “I have battled with shyness and insecurity all my life (I’m 30), and now there is a definite difference in the way I feel, think and talk. Your overcome shyness session is slowly but surely allowing me to conquer my lifetime built-in shyness — and in only three weeks! Your services are greatly needed in this world…God Bless You!”
The home-study course 10 Steps to Overcome Social Anxiety is now available from HypnosisDownloads.com for $97.
About Mark Tyrrell
Mark Tyrrell HGDip, DipHypNLP(BHR) has been working as a hypnotherapist and trainer since 1995. He has worked with the London Metropolitan Police, business people and individuals looking for help to improve their lives. He has also given lectures to thousands of health professionals on self esteem, detraumatization and workplace bullying. He is co-author of Giant Within and has authored and co-authored over 500 hours of self help products.