Learn about the causes and symptoms of facial blushing and turning red. Find out what works to end blushing, and resolve the social anxiety that often goes with it.
Blushing and Turning Red Causes Suffering
Anxiety and blushing are closely related. Some people who blush or easily turn red in the face also have social phobia or social anxiety. Some people also have issues with excessive sweating. Blushing and anxiety issues often first appear in the teenage years, sometimes at puberty, though they can begin earlier or later. Severe blushing or flushing can have a major negative impact on:
- Social Life – Avoiding or being embarrassed in social situations
- Family – Avoiding family gatherings, especially holiday gatherings
- School – Fear getting called on in class, low achievement, fearing presentations
- Work life – Scared of meetings and giving presentations, failure to advance
- Self-worth – Blushing destroys self worth and confidence
- Self-esteem – Lack of self-esteem keeps you from realizing your full potential
There is no need to suffer from blushing anymore…
I Am A Former Blushing Sufferer
I used to suffer terribly with both social anxiety and blushing from the age of middle school, all the way up into my forties. It had a major impact on my life and held me back in many ways. Now that I fully understand it and know how to resolve it, I am very passionate to help people of all ages resolve their issues around blushing, social anxiety, fears and phobias, and all anxiety related issues.
In school I hated being called on in class, I would avoid it in all ways possible. And later in life I hated any group situations where they went around and we had to say our names and what we do or why we were attending. I would get super anxious, sweat and turn red. This went on for years and I would avoid as many social situations as possible. This kind of thing rarely happens now, and if it does it is minor. After 30 years or more of suffering, I totally get how it feels when clients first come to me and speak of their desperation, shame and embarrassment.
Today social anxiety and blushing no longer hold me back from living life fully.
How NOT to Cure Blushing and Social Anxiety
Medication for Curing Blushing?
Let’s begin with what does not work. Medications are not an answer and can complicate and deepen the issue. You want to avoid medications. You also want to avoid self-medicating with drugs or alcohol. Marijuana and other drugs will simply suppress the issue and make it worse in the long run, causing further imbalances in the brain, hormones and neurotransmitters. Medication may stop the redness but it does not cure blushing, nor end the crippling shame, embarrassment, lack of self-confidence and burning sensation of anxiety behind it.
Surgery for Facial Blushing?
You also don’t want surgery. Destroying the capillaries or nerves in your face to diminish blushing or sweating is a medical procedure you want to avoid. I have had clients who have tried these methods and were very unhappy they did. As with medication, surgery is not the answer.
What Else Doesn’t Work?
Let’s face it, avoiding it, trying to forget about it does not work either. Nor does will-power. You can’t force it to stop. Nor does countless relaxation methods, affirmations and stress management skills. Nor do mental and cognitive approaches like CBT, hypnosis and other similar methods work either. Some of these things may help some, but not completely. I know, because I have tried all these things and so many more, and so have the clients that finally came to me.
I will never push you faster than you are ready to go.
How to Stop Facial Blushing and Change Your Life!
I never used any medications or surgery, though I have tried just about everything else, including herbal medicines, nutrition, diet and other natural solutions. I have had and I am trained in many forms of psychotherapy, coaching, stress management skills and mindfulness methods. At this point I know what works and what doesn’t to stop blushing and anxiety. It is important to match the best methods with each individual client, and it is often necessary to change or tailor the particular method when working with individuals in order to be successful. There is not a one-way cookie cutter approach to apply to everyone. The particular therapist is more important than the method.
My Method for Curing Blushing and Facial Redness
To cure your blushing I combine:
- Understanding your unique life circumstance
- Counseling and psychotherapy methods that really work
- Personal Coaching and learning new skills
- My knowledge of natural medicine
- My life experience in curing my own severe blushing and anxiety issues
The way I work with each client can be very different. Though the result is always the same: My clients stop being anxious, they stop blushing, the sweating stops, they are able to rest and sleep deeply, their health improves, their relationships, schoolwork, careers, and success in all areas of their lives improve.
Will this work for me?
By meeting in-person or by phone and discussing your individual situation, we will find the best way that will work for you.
I used to blush daily all the time. It was a horrible way to live, I missed out on a lot of life because of it. I suffered from terrible social anxiety and PTSD as well. It is all gone. I never took a single medication in my life for any of it. I was determined to be fully healed. And I am.
I now help people in their teens, twenties and even business people in their forties overcome:
- Social Anxiety
- Panic Attacks
- Dating Anxiety
- Fear of Public Speaking
- Anxiety of being called on in school
If you suffer from any of these issues, please call me. I want to help you and I can. Why keep suffering in silence? I understand other methods or therapists did not help you much. I experienced that problem as well. That is why I set my mind on figuring out what works and I am now offering it to others. I know I can help you. You just need to call.
I work either in-person here in Boulder, Colorado, or I also work just as easily by phone, facetime or skype with people all over the world. It is my passion and joy to see people become free of these issues, become successful in love and business, and accomplish their goals and dreams.
To find out how I can help you, simply contact me.