Professional Hypnotherapy and NLP - Blushing
Blushing is a brief reddening of the face, ears and neck, often spreading to the upper part of the chest, which can be accompanied by a feeling of heat. Blushing increases, though, when strangers witness something that an individual views as unflattering or which puts them in a negative light. Blushing occurs when the capillaries, tiny blood vessels which carry blood to our skin, widen and allow more blood to flow beneath the surface of the skin.
Blushing, and fear of blushing can be resolved when you learn to control the physiology of performance and understand autonomic hypersensitivity, concurrent with emotional re-structuring. Blushing is generally thought to be a response to embarrassment, but is the emotion that triggers blushing as broad and general as "embarrassed". Blushing can cause severe embarrassment and frustration to anyone who experiences it regularly and it can often lead to social phobia or other anxiety disorders. Blushing helps communicate the emotions that we might be too afraid to verbally express.
Facial blushing may be accompanied by hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), particularly of the face or hands. The face may flush red or become covered in red patches and blotches. Physiologically, blushing is a marked, visible reddening of one's cheeks, face, ears and even neck, resulting from superficial blood cells increasing in volume. The biggest problem that blushers face is the fact that they are sometimes scared to interact in social situations.
Though blushing may not be thought by many to be a huge issue that can alter your life, it can signigfcantly impact your ability to conduct business, give presentations and can have a huge negative impact on your interpersonal relationships. Though many of the problems that I deal with as a hypnotherapist have to do with much more threatening issues such as problems with depression and anxiety, I also see many clients who have problems with blushing.