Shy Bladder Hypnosis Treatment at the Rickmansworth Hypnotherapy Clinic

shy bladder hypnosis hypnotherapy uxbridge ruislip pinner londonWelcoming enquiries from Chorleywood, Croxley Green. Amersham, Chesham, Berkhamsted, Watford, Bushey, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Abbots Langley

By Cara Ostryn, Hypnotherapist and Thrive Consultant at the Rickmansworth Hypnosis Clinic

Intimate or personal issues can be more difficult for people to seek help for and talk about but are surprisingly common in both men and women. At the Rickmansworth Hypnotherapy Clinic you can rest assured that intimate problems are commonly treated and are always dealt with in a sensitive and professional way.

What is shy bladder?

Shy Bladder is a fairly condition which affects men and women of all ages, and where the sufferer finds it difficult or impossible to wee in public toilets, or even at home when others are around.

It is an anxiety based condition used to be listed under the category of Social Phobia, but it is now preferred to refer to paruresis as a Social Anxiety Disorder. The condition is also known by a number of other names including “toilet phobia”, “avoidant paruresis”, “shy bladder syndrome” and “bashful bladder syndrome”. It is sometimes grouped along with other conditions under the term “toilet phobia”.

Although most sufferers report that they developed the condition in their teenage years, it can occur at any age. Paruresis can be mild, moderate or severe. In mild cases, paruresis is an occasional happening, like a form of performance anxiety. Severe cases of this disorder can have highly restricting effects on a person’s life. Severe sufferers may not be willing to travel far from their home. Others are unable to urinate even in their own home if someone else can be heard to be there.shy bladder hypnosis hypnotherapy uxbridge ruislip pinner london

Howard tells his story of how he overcame his shy bladder…

Many thanks for all your help in guiding me through the Thrive Programme in connection with my Shy Bladder issue. I have spent so many years trying to wee at a urinal and feeling so embarrassed that I just wanted the world to swallow me up. I even started avoiding urinals, holding my wee in till it was painful, turning down social invitations because of fear of going to the toilet in public. As you know I have tried many different treatments to try and help me overcome this problem, all to no avail and at the age of 54 I was really beginning to think that I was stuck with this problem forever and there was nothing that I could do about it.

I was wrong! Everything that I believed about my problem was completely wrong also. In going through the Thrive Programme with you I have completely changed the way I think about the problem and now realise that I was creating the problem myself, nothing was just happening to me, it was me sabotaging myself all the time! Half way through the 6 sessions I had with you I started to feel confident enough to challenge myself in a public urinal at a motorway service station. I stood there and did a wee just like anyone else, it was soo easy and it felt great!!! I was so excited that I had a very large coffee so that I could have another go!

Since then I have been going to public urinals whenever possible and everything seems so easy, all because I can now manage my thinking properly. So once again thanks a million for you patience and expertise to deliver a life changing result for me

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Symptoms of Shy bladder

• Being afraid or unable to urinate when others are nearby.

• Sufferers worry that someone might knock on the toilet door, or see or hear them urinating, or be waiting patiently outside.

• Feelings of anxiety, anger, and body shyness in provoking situations.

• Avoidant paruresis usually occurs when using public toilet facilities, including those on trains, buses, boats and planes.

• Embarrassment about peeing can occur when asked to produce a specimen for a medical examination.

• The condition can also occur at home when there are other people in the house, irrespective of whether or not they are in the bathroom.

• The difficulty disappears if sufferers are certain that no one is around or likely to arrive.

Shy Bladder Hypnosis

For more of a ‘quick fix’ solution to reducing stress, suggestion hypnotherapy may be used. You are relaxed into a nice, calm, relaxed state, and whilst in that state, given suggestions to combat your symptoms. It is successful because it works with the client’s own mind by reinforcing strong, positive suggestions about success or achievement.
Please note that I always accompany suggestion therapy sessions with fundemental areas of the Thrive Programme to give you additional insight and control over your issue. Suggestion therapy usually requires around three sessions.

The Thrive Programme for treating Shy Bladder

Paul used the Thrive Programme to overcome his Shy Bladder. Here’s his story:

If you have shy bladder, this programme is all about YOU! This is a unique and highly effective training course where you will learn how to understand and take control of the thoughts, beliefs, emotions and worries that maintain this problem. Discover how to completely change the way you think and feel about yourself and challenging situations, overcome your symptoms and live a happier and positive life.

Thrive is an empowering and liberating psychological training program which, with your input will allow you to overcome shy bladder, build your self esteem and reduce or eliminate social anxiety. You’ll find that its much simpler and faster than you may have ever believed to take control and get the life you want!

To read more about The Thrive Programme, Click Here

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