As with other Anxiety Disorders, the DSM-5 sets out a set of diagnostic criteria for diagnosing clinicians yet as a brief summary, those with a social phobia avoid social situations or endure them with intense fear or anxiety.
As with other Anxiety Disorders, Sonia uses an integrated hypnotherapeutic approach, which she has developed over the years. Her high success rate with social phobia is as a result of this approach. If you have specific questions about this approach and you are not a clinician, please contact us.
Clinicians may download (free) from the Practitioner Portal Sonia’s clinical paper (published 2018) on her integrated approach.
Social Phobia Success Stories
SOCIAL ANXIETY & FEAR – DAILY STRUGGLE: FEARFUL THOUGHTS & FEELINGS OF INADEQUACY AROUND MEETING AND SPEAKING WITH OTHERS
“Sonia has also assisted in me gaining a deeper understanding and awareness of my consciousness and a realization of the importance this conscious awareness has on being happy and successful. She has taught me to use techniques such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) correctly which has been hugely beneficial in making breakthroughs in overcoming several issues I’ve had for years such as social anxiety and fear. Before practicing EFT with Sonia everyday would be a struggle as my mind was overrun with fearful thoughts and feelings of inadequacy around meeting and speaking with others so much that I would go out of my way to avoid people and situations. It was a debilitating fear for me. I now find that I am able to speak confidently with people and in ‘group’ situations and feel good about it. I feel that using these techniques with Sonia has made enormous advancement for me and I finally feel as though I can move forward now after many years. I feel confident that I have gained the skills to continue to practice EFT to further assist in my development."