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Social Phobia After Covid Lockdown

During the Covid 19 isolation we have all had different challenges. It’s an unprecedented situation that’s having a host of unexpected consequences. One of these is Covid social anxiety and social phobia.

Social phobia after lockdown

For those who experience social phobia, the imposed lockdown may have provided some short term relief. But, without regular social exposure, the phobia builds.

During isolation we are no longer exposed to experiences that disprove our negative thoughts. Our internal voices can become unhelpful, irrational and debilitating.

Lockdown causing social phobia

Many natural introverts thrive in isolation and quickly adjust to being in their own company. Even very social people will have found ways to cope. Humans are naturally quite adaptable.

But now, as lockdown ends, we are suddenly being asked to revert back to normal.

But things are not normal.

There is genuine reason for caution when socialising with people now. But social interaction is important for wellbeing and happiness. So, how can we reduce anxiety enough to reconnect and enjoy company again?

Post lockdown social phobia

There are many new elements to consider in a post lockdown world. Some people may actively avoid us. Face coverings hide important social cues.

Plus, there’s a whole new set of rules and procedures to follow. For anyone this can be daunting. But, for those struggling with anxiety or social phobias it can be crippling.

Covid Social Phobia

Post lockdown social anxiety is due to lack of exposure. We may wonder how long it has it been since we properly socialised with others. Will we remember how?

What about returning to work? Will we be able to adjust to the complex social rules of different situations or have we spent too much time alone?

Will people like us? We don’t want to feel embarrassment, humiliation, or rejection from others. Perhaps it’s easier just to remain in isolation.

Therapy for Social Anxiety

If you are experiencing post lockdown anxiety you could benefit from hypnotherapy.

Regain your confidence in social situations with as few as three online sessions.

Remember, this is a new situation for all of us. You’re not alone.

To learn more contact Alix Needham today.

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many of us are hiding away in dressing gowns and masks on our sofas with social phobia
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