Yes it can!
Are you one of those painfully shy people?
Do you get embarrassed when people look at you directly in the eyes?
Are you afraid to say something in company?
Do you hide in the background at parties?
Or do you just avoid parties altogether because you find interactions with other people a little too stressful?
Shyness can seriously curtail a person’s life opportunities. When you are unable to interact with other people in a confident way, you fail to form good, long-lasting relationships with as many people as you could.
People may even become suspicious of you because they feel they are unable to get true conversation or communication going with you. Think about if someone did not look you in the eye when they were speaking to you, how might you feel?
Also shyness can be very debilitating in your career and at work.
People want clear and concise communications in the workplace so they are able to get on with their work. If they are unsure about what you are saying to them it puts them in a difficult position because they are then unable to do their jobs well and this endangers their ability to make a living.
Shyness is sometimes attractive to other people. It portrays modesty. But sometimes it can be very difficult for you because you want to interact with other people yet you are afraid.
While modesty can be an admirable trait, there are no prizes for being at the back of the queue in life.
Quite why you are shy is different for everyone and there may be no one universal answer.
Your parent/s may not have been confident people so they were not able to teach you confidence. They may have been very confident and perhaps you felt overshadowed by their presence.
Someone may have been demeaning or pushy with you as a child, so you learnt to try and blend into the background like a wallflower so you were not drawing attention to yourself. It may then have become a habit and your automatic way of relating to other people.
You may be afraid of confrontation in most situations.
The good news is that you can learn and be trained to be more confident, both in your personal life and in a work situation and to overcome shyness.
Confident does not mean arrogant or pushy, but simply having the ability to communicate well and hold your own ground in the space in life in which you live.
Establishing and maintaining your personal space is very import in the way you communicate with other people consciously and unconsciously. Other people’s unconscious can sense whether you are confident in your space or not.
Hypnosis can help. It can help you by gaining more confidence and to be bolder and more decisive in your communications.
Hypnosis reaches deep down into your unconscious mind and can help change your automatic thoughts, behaviours, actions and reactions in all situations.
The good news is hypnotherapy can help do that fast…
So don’t suffer alone if you are painfully shy. Get help, reach out, and try some hypnosis to help you overcome shyness.
Contact our clinic and we will help you go forward in life in more confident and happy way.
Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, BHSc, ND, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist. Counsellor, PACFA registered Mental Health Professional and Naturopath In Sydney. You can get help by booking an appointment with her at Australian Health & Education Centre.