Today on the A to Z of hypnotherapy, I want to focus on blushing. Now, we all blush from time to time when we slip up and make a silly mistake or a situation makes us feel embarrassed, but if you suffer from regular and severe blushing outbursts, it can have a huge impact on your life.
Blushing occurs when you are in a situation that feels overwhelming and the tiny muscles in your blood vessels widen, which allows more blood to pass through, which in turn causes the skin to redden. If you think about it, it’s actually quite natural for your body to divert blood to your exterior muscles as it’s part of the fight, flight or freeze response to help you get away from perceived danger.
In this situation, try to focus on how you want to be, rather than saying things like ‘I wish I would stop blushing’. The mind can’t process a negative request without first thinking of what it doesn’t want and therefore makes the situation worst. For example, if I say to you, ‘DO NOT think of a bright yellow sunflower’, my best I’d that you thought of one, even if for just a moment. Try instead saying something like I’m going to remain calmer, more relaxed and confident in this situation and visualise handling it well.
Now of course blushing is an automatic unconscious response and is something that is usually a symptom of an underlying belief or thoughts around a particular situation and this is why hypnotherapy can be so helpful in changing the way that your body reacts. As we move you into a calmer place in your life, you are able to make a proper assessment of the situation and react in a way that is in line with how you want to be.
Get in touch for a free no-obligation consultation to find out more about how I can help you to fell calm and relaxed and be blush free again.