Almost everyone has experienced a small amount of social anxiety to some degree in their life. If you have ever had to give a presentation or performance in front of an audience you may have experienced some nervousness or anxiety.
However, Psychology Today reports that 3.7% of the population or 5.3 million Americans suffer from social anxiety, or social phobia that is severe enough to affect your daily routine. Some of the symptoms demonstrated by this disorder are listed below:
– Heart racing
– Sweating, trembling
– Shaky voice
– Inability to make eye contact
– Worry of what others think
If everyday interactions cause you great anxiety or if you just need help with overcoming anxiety for your presentation, psychological counseling and/or hypnosis can be of benefit. Psychological counseling can help you to avoid negative thoughts and learn coping skills for social situations. Hypnosis is also of benefit, as it can reduce anxiety and help in reducing stress.
Your life can change for the better if you take the steps to eliminate your anxiety and stress. While people with social anxiety are less likely to seek help due to their disorder, seeking help will pay off in a big way for you and your family.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) usually occurs after a traumatic or terrifying lifethreatening event in which serious physical or emotional harm occurs or is threatened. PTSD was first recognized after the Vietnam War, during which time the disorder was often referred to as “combat fatigue”. Families of victims or first responders can also be affected by this disorder. But other events can also trigger PTSD . What causes PTSD in one person may not in someone else. For example, in some people PTSD may be triggered by the loss of a person, or multiple losses in a short period, such as through death, illness or divorce.
Some of the reactions to post-traumatic stress include: reliving the traumatic event,
including flashbacks, hallucinations and/or nightmares, avoiding any associations with
the event ( including events that may have been enjoyable prior to the trauma),
increased arousal, or hypersensitivity to normal life experiences. PTSD can cause
depression and a lot of anxiety and effect negatively those around you. It can be hard
to engage in daily living.
Fortunately, Dr Rebeck’s can be very helpful in relieving the symptoms of post-traumatic
stress. Hypnotherapy is one type of therapy that is used in treating post-traumatic
stress disorder. Talking with Dr. Rebeck can help to give you a new perspective on
some of your thoughts, particularly if you have irrational beliefs about your experience.
Treatment will take time and patience, but your recovery is worth it. She is in the PPO
network with Blue Cross, but if you have different insurance, most likely will get covered
if you file with your insurance for out of network benefits.