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Top Tips For Stopping Blushing
Blushing can be caused by any number of things including social phobia, anxiety, or even a fear of blushing itself. Looking for a cure? There are many successful techniques for overcoming your blushing problems.
Here are a few….
What’s causing blushing ?
It’s not really understood why we have evolved to blush. Some think it could be to reinforce social codes. By physically showing that we recognise our mishaps and feeling shame because of them.In this way serving us by being easily forgiven by others. It’s like a non-verbal apology that makes people feel less hostile towards us.
In addition in extreme cases leading people to avoiding social situations or going out altogether. Unfortunately, this is a vicious cycle .Because the more you’re avoiding something the harder it becomes. Indirectly the more you’re thinking about blushing, the more likely it is to happen.
Even if you don’t feel relaxed a technique is tricking your body into responding positively to relaxation cues.
Try releasing the tension in your body . As well as dropping your shoulders, relaxing your muscles and breathing deeply. With practice this becoming an effective control method for anxiety responses such as blushing.
Don’t Try & Hide It
This maybe hard but the best thing of combatting blushing is to stop trying to hide it. By trying to hide something you can’t control, the worse it gets. Accepting blushing as a part of who you are. But then relaxing in the knowledge that it can be changed.
Stop Assuming The Worst
When we can’t see our face and we’re feeling heat tending to assume it must be bad. The unknown aspect makes us blush even more. Also assuming that other people will be as fixated on it as we are. Worrying that they must think we are silly, weak or embarrassed. This is rarely the case.
Most people won’t think much of it. If it makes you feel more comfortable you could always break the tension by drawing attention to it yourself. Saying something like “oh I can tell I’m blushing, just ignore it. It happens all the time!”
Reframing Your Mind
Practise relaxation, positivity and goodwill towards yourself and others. In a relaxed state, run through the situations that commonly make you blush. Practising feeling calm and accepting yourself.
Picture how you might be feeling towards someone else if you saw them blushing .And project those positive feelings onto yourself.
In conclusion, these are all techniques that I can help you with to stop blushing. Hypnotherapy is an extremely powerful way of changing old patterns of behaviour.
If you’d like to learn more about how I can help you with overcoming blushing. Please do get in touch.