Almost everyone blushes when they are embarrassed or angry. For some people, however, blushing occurs far more frequently than during the occasional self-conscious, uncomfortable or angry moment. Excessive blushers often increase the intensity of their problem by becoming overly concerned, worried or nervous about encountering situations that could cause them to blush. Letting go of these concerns is essential if you want to curb excessive blushing. Easier said than done?
Bayside Psychotherapy offers unique blushing counselling and hypnotherapy treatment services either in our Melbourne clinic or online via Skype.
Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to to book your confidential appointment.
Do I need counselling or hypnotherapy treatment for blushing?
With the increasingly high demands being placed on us to perform, often unrealistically, within society, it is quite easy to develop fears and suffer from embarrassment or low self-esteem. As a result, there are many reasons why excessive blushing can occur. It can stem from anxious feelings arising from unresolved conflicts, fears of rejection or inadequacy, an excessive need to please others or a desire for, or aversion to, something that is beyond our control.
Symptoms accompanying excessive blushing can include:
- Prolonged anticipation of facial flushes
- A fear of blushing
- Feelings of shame and anxiety
- Social isolation / avoidance
- Frustration with yourself
- Constant thinking about blushing
- Lowered confidence
- Feelings of humiliation and embarrassment
- Feeling self-conscious or shy
- Digestive disturbances, eg IBS
If any of these symptoms are familiar to you, then you may be suffering from excessive blushing and you could benefit from counselling, mindfulness therapy or hypnotherapy treatment.
The trained psychotherapists at Bayside Psychotherapy can help you break your habit by identifying your behavioural patterns and teaching you to release the fears and anxieties that are causing you to blush.
What can I expect from my sessions?
Our psychotherapists take a person-centred approach to help you to discover the causes of your excessive blushing, rather than just working with the symptoms. We provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment for you to work with your counsellor and achieve consistent progress.
In your first session, you’ll be able to comfortably share your problem, ask questions, and decide if you believe your psychotherapist is right for you. This initial consultation will also provide us with valuable insight into the issues involved and what you want to achieve so we can prepare a suitable counselling or hypnotherapy treatment plan that will assist you to resolve blushing anxiety and shame. In many cases, anxiety and blushing can be managed by changing habitual thoughts and responses, thereby naturally resolving the causes of blushing.
How can I address my blushing condition?
Our Melbourne counselling clinic draws upon various psychotherapy approaches which aim to target the heart of the problem, which in turn could help you to reduce or free yourself from excessive blushing. For pricing and other info please refer to our counselling FAQs page.
How to prevent excessive blushing
Rather than avoiding situations anticipated to trigger blushing, mindfully approach and accept them. Avoidance usually intensifies anxiety. Then, with considered therapy treatments intended to resolve the cause of blushing, it’s entirely possible to reduce or even eliminate the effects in some cases.
How long will my therapy take?
How long depends on various factors. Generally long term change takes time and serious effort. Blushing is only the symptom and cannot be overcome without addressing the source. But, improvement along the way is common when people are willing to address their deeper issues (facial blushing treatment is often just the start of a far more rewarding psychotherapy process).
I’m ready to stop blushing! How can I make an appointment?
We offer psychotherapy services for excessive blushing, either in-person at our Bayside clinic in Melbourne or online via Skype.
Call Bayside Psychotherapy on (03) 9557 9113 (Melbourne) or use our contact form to find out if we can help you stop blushing. Your call is completely confidential, and there’s absolutely no obligation.