Blushing is a symptom of anxiety which usually involves the face but may also spread to the chest. This distressing symptom interferes with social interaction and may prevent those who suffer from it from going out to events of any kind. Unfortunately because the sufferer is embarrassed by their blushing this tends to make the blushing even worse.
It is particularly difficult for people who perform in front of others.
Blushing responds particularly well to hypnosis. During the hypnotherapy the patient is encouraged to rehearse the situations in which they feel blushing is likely to occur.
When he/she is comfortable with the situation during the hypnosis they are then encouraged to practice it in real life. Gradually as the treatment progresses the blushing symptom reduces in intensity and frequency.
Kraft has found that in many cases patients report a considerable improvement after 10 treatment sessions.