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Blushing – Hypnosis can help you to stop blushing
Most people experience blushing at some point, and it is a very normal, bodily reaction. Blushing occurs when the capillaries, tiny blood vessels which carry blood to our skin, widen and allow more blood to flow beneath the surface of the skin. This causes us to go red, and experience a feeling of being ‘flushed’. Blushing or flushing happens for different reasons, for example when we go out in cold weather or do vigorous exercise we will often become red in the face, as our bodies react to external conditions and stimuli.
However, what we are talking about here is social blushing, the kind that may happen in an embarrassing situation or when we meet a certain person, and which can make us feel uncomfortable or even distressed. Again, many of us have been affected by this kind of flushing, although for some people, the problem is more serious and is known as chronic blushing, or erythrophobia.
How to prevent blushing
Blushing is an unconscious, physical reaction that our bodies have to certain situations. Blushing is triggered by something external and is no different from any other learned response, such as screaming when we see a spider. In some ways, blushing is like a ‘fight or flight’ response where our bodies react to perceived threats. Often, problems with blushing can be traced back to a particular incident, for example, you may have been asked a difficult question by a school teacher which you couldn’t answer. Perhaps you blushed, and the teacher moved on to someone else. In this case, the blushing achieved a positive result, but if it persists over time in similar situations, it becomes a nuisance.
Thinking back to the original event or situation which first started you blushing can be a good way to deal with the root cause and prevent blushing. It can also help to identify situations where you are prone to blushing and avoid them, although this isn’t always a good solution in social or work contexts. A practical way to stop, and even to prevent, blushing is to distract yourself when you feel yourself start to blush, or practice deep breathing to calm down. Analyse times when you have and haven’t blushed, and what you did differently on each occasion.
Cure blushing with hypnotherapy
Hypnosis can help to stop blushing in a number of different ways. Above, we talked about how blushing is an unconscious reaction to certain stimuli. Hypnotherapy can work with your unconscious mind to program in new, positive unconscious reactions to these external triggers to make blushing a thing of the past.
Hypnosis can also help to control blushing by helping you to feel less uncomfortable in situations where you are prone to becoming flushed. A good hypnotherapist can work with you to build your confidence and assertiveness so that you are less likely to feel vulnerable and respond by blushing.
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