Chronic and persistent blushing is a life altering limitation for many people who suffer from this condition. There are many causes, and there are many treatment options that are available to overcome this embarrassing and limiting problem. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help in some cases, depending on how willing and able the subject be hypnotized.
Some people can easily be put into a hypnotic trance, while others are naturally resistant to the process. For those who are receptive, it can be a very beneficial tool to aid in reducing, and possibly eliminating chronic blushing. To understand the benefits of hypnosis, take a look at how chronic blushing is related more to the mind than the body.
Many people think that blushing is a result of blood flowing into the cheeks. While this is true, there are things that happen emotionally which trigger the process. Blushing is the result of a thought that triggers an emotion. It is through the experience of that emotion that triggers the body to react and blush. Most of this happens behind the scenes, subconsciously, and that is why hypnosis can be a valuable tool in fighting off the problem.
Hypnosis is a way correct problems that lie in the subconscious mind, and through the process of being hypnotized, the subject is guided to walk through deep thought and experiences that lie deep down, in order to re-associate emotions to those thoughts. In a lot of ways it is similar to and part of cognitive behavioral therapy techniques that help attach different reactions to thoughts. Doing this can reprogram how the mind tells the body to respond to triggers that cause out of control facial blushing.
Hypnosis can be an easy way to plant new seeds and change patterns. Generally, once in a state of hypnosis, the subject will be directed to walk through a scenario that normally triggers blushing. They will share how they are feeling, and the hypnotist will guide them to think different thoughts. For example, if someone is afraid of giving a speech in public, the hypnotist will guide the subject to visualize giving a speech and reinforcing positive feelings instead of the triggers. Maybe fear will be replaced with confidence or enjoyment.
The goal is to get the subject to experience the new feelings associated with the situation while under hypnosis so that in real life that new attachment will be the automatic response. It is a powerful and effective tool in helping to eliminate the triggers of blushing. The only thing is that the subject has to be willing and open to hypnosis for it to work. Some are much more receptive to it than others, but in cases where people do well with hypnosis, it can be a life changing experience.
Often, hypnosis will be part of a larger treatment package including therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy does for the conscious mind what hypnosis does for the subconscious. Together they make a powerful and effective approach to managing and even eliminating embarrassing outbreaks of uncontrolled blushing.
Talking with a specialist familiar with blushing is good place to start to work on a comprehensive treatment plan that may include hypnosis. Since there are many reasons that people suffer from this condition, it may take some trial and error to find the applications that work best in individual cases. Embarrassing and uncontrolled blushing is treatable, and there is no reason anyone should have to suffer from this condition. Whether controlling blushing through hypnosis or other means, the first step to freedom is scheduling an appointment today.