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5 Ways To Overcome A Fear Of Being Judged

5 Ways to Overcome A Fear of Being Judged

Are you looking for ways to overcome a fear of being judged ? If so help at hand.

In today’s society with the growth of social media the fear of being judged is increasing massively. In addition manifesting as social anxiety or social phobia disorder.

Are you suffering anxiety around being judged? As well as feeling criticised by others ? Is this leading to embarrassment, humiliation, and depression?

Furthermore experiencing  sweating, heart racing, breathlessness, panic, trembling, blushing, dry mouth – anything usually associated with high stress situations.

Ways of overcoming fear of being judged

Trigger Avoidance

Whilst offering short term relief, avoiding situations is not useful for creating a happy life?  Moreover, symptoms often worsening when facing  the situation once again.

Distraction Techniques

Relaxation and distraction techniques are helpful in decreasing some anxiety symptoms. Mindfulness is also useful for spotting signs of anxiety before your symptoms are becoming out of control. Moreover giving time for removing yourself from a stressful situation.


Exposing yourself to a fearful situation is a way of overcoming this fear. In this way making an action plan of challenges. Plus working through these steps gradually. This is useful in situations such as meeting new people or attending social events.

If you’re having difficulties success is more likely by  addressing the underlying cause first.

Identifying and Changing Negative Thoughts

One way of conquering social anxiety is by identifying false or negative thoughts. Instead replacing them with rational, positive beliefs. Are you worrying what other people are thinking? Or assuming the worst? Or perhaps assuming that everyone is negatively focusing on you? These are all examples of damaging thought processes.

Recognising these in yourself is a key step towards change.

Long Term Solutions

Unfortunately although helpful none of the above is useful in resolving the original cause of the social phobia. In short, even by avoiding stressful situations for a while, the anticipation and fear of an attack will always be there.

Hypnotherapy can help

In conclusion, hypnotherapy is helpful in uncovering what’s causing  your fears. As well as gaining long-term freedom from your symptoms.  And by addressing your unconscious fears hypnotherapy is perfectly placed. I’m finding that Hypnotherapy is the best way to treat issues such as this. If you’d like to learn more, please do get in touch.

Alix Needham

Alix Needham

My techniques guarantee that you remain in control at every session. These techniques, developed over 25 years, are so effective that many issues can be addressed in as little as three sessions and my location in the very heart of London means you can book sessions to work around work.

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