From time to time we all blush when we feel a little embarrassed or perhaps feel a little self conscious.
But for some, it is a condition that they would rather be rid of. It’s very similar to the Fight or Flight response in that it is caused by the release of the hormone adrenaline.
It isn’t quite the same as a panic attack where the sufferer may experience debilitating symptoms however, it can cause the individual suffering with blushing to feel very self conscious as the capillaries widen and the heat and redness is seen and felt in the face, neck or chest.
This widening of the blood vessels is attributed to the body readying itself for battleor for escape. However, whilst this is still a reasonable response to have if ever
you face immediate danger, it doesn’t really help us when we are talking to other people or in a situation were we may face embarrassment.
There are relatively few theories on the origin of such a reaction. One particular theory is that as we evolved as humans we began to adhere to various social codes and etiquette and if we overstepped this social boundary then we would blush, as a tell tale sign that we are paying punishment for this breach in etiquette.
This is all well and good, but it serves as no comfort to those suffering badly by blushing, or flushing.
Hypnotherapy can uncover the reasons behind an individuals response to such emotions and may even pinpoint the exact time when the blushing started. This can then be dealt with at source.
But there are also some great tools we can use.
If you are fed up with blushing and would like to rid yourself from this condition, then don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We will be only too pleased to help.
I work from my purpose built consulting room in Warrington, Cheshire. Hypnotherapy can really help unravel the reasons behind your blushing and give you the confidence to move forward in your life without the embarrassment of facial blushing.
Give me a call and we can have a chat about how hypnosis and Psychotherapy may be able to leave this problem behind in the past.