Stop Blushing with the Help of Hypnotherapy

At one point or another in our life, probably most people have experienced that burning feeling in the face. Blushing is a normal human physiological response. I certainly recall times when I was in a class, making some points, which I strongly believed in yet at the same time I perceived other people might not agree, how my face went red, and then my ears and neck…

Blushing becomes excessive if it makes you anxiously aware of it and then the anxiety feeds the blushing. You can slowly and unconsciously build up a conditioned reflex that triggers the blush response.

The embarrassment of blushing can become so severe for those who are extremely anxious in social situations that the sufferer avoids social contact (known as social anxiety).

The problem with blushing

For many people, blushing can be traced back to one particular event (e.g. being put on the spot in front of a class full of people), and the self-awareness of blushing can lead to a vicious circle of being embarrassed about the blushing and anticipating it happening again. Becoming tense in similar situations and worrying about blushing often makes it more likely happen again. This is because our brain automates patterns of thinking, and for individuals who blush excessively, their brain has often automated worrying about blushing.

Thus you can become stuck in a vicious cycle: embarrassment causes blushes, then you becomes embarrassed because of blushing! So you blush some more.

Physical Causes of blushing

Blushing is caused by the widening of the tiny muscles in our blood vessels under the skin. Normally these muscles are partly contracted giving us our natural complexion. If these muscles are fully contracted, the blood vessels are closed and less blood can pass through them, which causes the skin to become pale, such as when we are threatened. On the other end of the scale, if these muscles are widened, more blood than normal can pass through, causing the skin to become redder.

These tiny muscles are controlled by our autonomic nervous system which can be affected by a number of factors, including heat, illness or emotions. Emotions such as embarrassment, guilt, nervousness or shame can often cause blushing.

Be cool about the blushing

Most people who blush try to hide it and worry in advance about how they are going to deal with a certain situation. However this often makes it worse. One way to break this vicious cycle is to announce when you are about to blush to others. Yes it is to draw attention to it yourself – “Oh, I don’t believe it! Look, I’m blushing!” This is called “paradoxical intention”. The more you accept that part of yourself, the more likely it won’t happen! When you decide not to hide it (especially when it’s obvious already), there is nothing you need to disclose in a different way, therefore there’s no need to blush. This is how you can short-circuit blushing.

Blushing is nature’s way of disclosing our true feelings. If, for example, I say I am not attracted to someone when in fact I am, I may blush. Feelings of being ‘on display’ uncomfortably, and fear of being seen differently from how one wants to be perceived can also cause blushing.

Distraction exercises and deep breathing can be ways to help manage the blushing. Mentally rehearsing staying cool at the upcoming events, you send your unconscious mind and your body a powerful signal to actually be calm and cool (pun intended) in those situations. This is a form of self-hypnosis.

Treatment for blushing

Hypnotherapy can help control blushing by accessing the unconscious mind to discover the root cause of the problem and help you to learn how to deal with it in a calmer, cooler, more relaxed way. By re-framing the negative thought processes, you can feel more comfortable in situations that would usually cause you to blush. Through Hypnotherapy and Self-Hypnosis, you can learn how to direct your blood flow, to control over the temperature in different parts of body. Hypnotherapy can also help to increase self-confidence and self-esteem and reduce sensitivity to situations that trigger blushing.

There are many ways hypnotherapy can treat blushing. If you’d like to end it today, and gain more confidence being yourself, give Kemila a call at 604-687-4325, or make a treatment appointment or a consultation appointment.

146 WAYS HYPNOTHERAPY MIGHT HELP YOU

Discover for yourself how you can use your inner creative abilities to overcome and transform obstacles and limitations and to realize your goals in joy and freedom.
  1. Strengthening Self-Confidence
  2. Motivation v.s. Procrastination
  3. Poor Self-Image
  4. Reduce Stress
  5. Overcome Anxiety
  6. Assertiveness
  7. Worry
  8. Guilt
  9. Forgiveness
  10. Stubborn
  11. Anger Isssues
  12. Frustration
  13. IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome )
  14. Social Phobia
  15. Sales Performance
  16. Passive-Aggressive
  17. Stop Blushing
  18. Concentration
  19. Mental Focus
  20. Reach Goals
  21. Shyness
  22. Change Habits
  23. Attitude Adjustment
  24. Career Success
  25. Chronic Fatigue (ME)
  26. Relationship and Couple Hypnosis Therapy
  27. Relaxation
  28. Nausea
  29. Surgical Recovery
  30. Tardiness
  31. Gambling
  32. Memory Recall
  33. Creativity
  34. Writers Block
  35. Self-Expression
  36. Lack of Initiative
  37. Allergies
  38. Overly Critical
  39. Negativism
  40. Grieving and Mourning
  41. Weight Loss
  42. Substance Abuse
  43. Addictions
  44. Irrational Fears or Phobias
  45. Dialogue with Inner Child
  46. Insomnia
  47. Childhood Sexual Abuse
  48. Sports Enhancement
  49. Fear of School
  50. Fear of Dentist
  51. Fear of Doctor
  52. Fear of Surgery
  53. Soul Retrieval
  54. Past Life Regression
  55. Contact Spirit Guides
  56. Access Higher Self
  57. Out of Body Experience (OBE)
  58. Automatic Writing
  59. Spirit Attachment Release
  60. Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  61. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  62. Eating Disorders
  63. Cravings
  64. Compulsive Eating
  65. Communication with the Deceased
  66. Obsessions
  67. Insecurity in Relationships
  68. Child Birth
  69. Future Life Progression
  70. Fear of Flying
  71. Fear of Heights
  72. Fear of Water
  73. Depression
  74. Pain Management & Pain Control
  75. Fear of Rejection
  76. Hypnosis for Business
  77. Irritability
  78. Pessimism
  79. Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  80. Performance Anxiety
  81. Panic Attacks
  82. Temptation
  83. Road Rage
  84. Self-Awareness
  85. Aggression
  86. Stop Smoking
  87. Overcome Fear of Public Speaking
  88. Break through limitations
  89. Moodiness
  90. Sleep Disorders
  91. Age Regression
  92. Sexual Problems
  93. Irrational thoughts
  94. Lack of Enthusiasm
  95. Lack of Direction
  96. Ulcers
  97. Helplessness and Hopelessness
  98. Pregnancy and Childbirth
  99. Infertility
  100. Money and Financial Success
  101. Bed Wetting
  102. Perfectionism
  103. Trauma and PTSD
  104. Stuttering
  105. Abandonment
  106. Problem Solving
  107. Hypertension (Lower Blood Pressure)
  108. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)
  109. Deal with Changes
  110. Self-Forgiveness
  111. Nail Biting (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours)
  112. Thumb Sucking (BFRB)
  113. ET Abduction and Encounter
  114. Discouraged
  115. Fear of Loss of Control
  116. Fear of Failure
  117. Fear of Success
  118. Lack of Ambition
  119. Self-Control
  120. Inferiority
  121. Superiority
  122. Jealousy
  123. Self-Criticism & Self-Defeating Behaviors
  124. Shame
  125. Indecisiveness
  126. Resistance to Change
  127. Self-Hypnosis
  128. Restlessness
  129. Sadness
  130. Insecurity
  131. Mistrust
  132. Victimization
  133. Summer Depression
  134. Maintain Posture & Improve Body Language
  135. Presurgical
  136. Postsurgical
  137. Hoarding Disorder
  138. Gagging
  139. Dreams
  140. Nightmares / Night terrors
  141. Headaches
  142. Death or Loss
  143. Fear of Death
  144. Learn a New skill
  145. Assist Healing
  146. Self-Mastery
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