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Fear of Blushing

Fear of Blushing and Erythrophobia Counselling in Wolverhampton

Fear of Blushing is known technically as Erythrophobia and is often closely associated with social anxiety disorder or with social pressure.

The fear of blushing is known as erythrophobia - blushing woman covering mouth

Fears and phobias, regardless of what the feared object or circumstances are, always result is feelings of Anxiety and Stress for the sufferer, and Fear of Blushing is no different to any other (irrational) fear.

Many people do not really understand or have a great deal of sympathy for people who suffer with the Fear of Blushing as it may not be something they personally experience, however, for the person suffering this phobia, the stress and anxiety that they experience is real and not imagined. In fact, for the sufferer, the object or situation that triggers the phobia seems like a sensible thing to avoid!

The therapists at TranceForm are fully aware of this and will treat you and your Fear of Blushing seriously when you consult us for help.

Just because somebody else doesn’t find the situations that give rise to the Fear of Blushing particularly worrying, doesn’t mean that sufferers are in some way ‘stupid’ or dysfunctional – at some point the phobic response was ‘coherent’ and served a useful purpose.

The good news is that most people who suffer with the Fear of Blushing can almost certainly learn the tools and techniques to manage their thinking more effectively and reduce, or completely eradicate, their phobia.

Fear of Blushing Symptoms

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The symptoms of the Fear of Blushing are very similar to other specific phobias and will often include:

  • Feelings of Panic, Dread or Terror
  • Inability to Relax
  • An Impending Sense of Dread
  • Problems Concentrating
  • Being quick tempered
  • Feelings of dizziness
  • Difficulties in becoming motivated
  • Prickly sensations like pins and needles
  • Palpitations
  • Aches & Pains
  • Fatigued Muscles
  • Dry and Sticky mouth
  • Sweating Excessively
  • Breathlessness
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Poor Quality of Sleep

Symptoms of the Fear of Blushing may seem to occur automatically and can seem to take over a person’s thoughts. When this happens it seems that the most natural thing to do is to develop a ‘strategy, of avoiding those situations which ‘trigger’ the problem. These strategies are collectively known as “Safety” or “Avoidance” behaviours.

Unfortunately, for the Fear of Blushing sufferer, these safety behaviours often have the opposite effect and actually reinforce the phobia rather than solve it!

In some instances the Fear of Blushing may be the result of negative emotional experiences in earlier life, or just as often can simply be something that happened more recently that has become the current ‘focus of attention’.

If not addressed sooner rather than later, the Fear of Blushing can often become “normalised” and “accepted” as a limiting belief in that person’s life – “I’ll always have this phobia”.

In just as many cases, the Fear of Blushing may have become worse over time as more and more sophisticated safety behaviours and routines are developed.

Almost every phobia responds well to psychological interventions.

Transform Your Thinking & Overcome Fear of Blushing

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If you’re committed to overcoming your fear of blushing then we highly recommend following either our Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course with Paul, or the Changing Limiting Beliefs (CLB) Programme with Joan.

Both the CBT course and Changing Limiting Beliefs approach are highly successful & pragmatic psychological training programmes, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.

Our CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.

FREE Initial Consultations

We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about your fear of blushing and will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

At Tranceform Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapy relationship as being key to making any personal change or improvement, so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help.

Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications, without pressure or coercion.

For most mental health issues we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme (an advanced version of empirically established Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.

CBT is a proven, evidence-based form of therapy for developing a fundamental level of understanding into the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.

The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page - don't forget we offer a FREE initial consultation to all prospective clients.

Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.

Visit Online Counselling for more details.

Contact Paul

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I specialise in the following areas:

Tranceformental CBT

Life Coaching

Mental Health at Work

Call me on 07434 776125

e-mail: paul@tranceformpsychology.com

The Changing Limiting Beliefs Programme was a 'state-of-the-art' approach to overcoming mental health problems that is grounded in scientific principles and based on the subjective nature of reality.

Today Tranceform offer a course of evidence-based therapy based on an understanding of core beliefs and values called Tranceformental CBT.

Contact Joan

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I specialise in the following therapies:

Brain Working Recursive Therapy

(Conscious) Analytical Therapy

Tranceformental CBT

Call Joan on: 07434 776504

e-mail: joan@tranceformpsychology.com

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