Bashful Bladder Syndrome And The Psyche!
One of the earliest responses to shy bladder syndrome is: “I’m a freak! Everyone else can pee in a public loo, why can’t I?”
The fact is, it’s not really your fault because bashful bladder syndrome usually stems from a deep psychological trauma or experience that has left you unable to respond to your body’s natural need to urinate. It could be:
- Strict toilet training, complete with severe punishments when you were a child.
- Bullying in your puberty when using the school washroom.
- Sexual abuse early on in childhood.
- Emotional trauma from a urine test – sometimes the harsh treatment from others who don’t understand Paruresis can leave a dark impression.
Of course, this is not in any way an exhaustive list. The actual trigger point for the anxiety is wide ranging and personal to each Paruretic. It may be really difficult to actually pinpoint at all!
How your mind causes your body to shut down!
The crux is that your mind is unable to come to terms with the need to ‘let go’ unless it is in the privacy of your private and safe washroom back at home. Instead of relaxing and letting your body run its course, your nervous system gets over stimulated, and the panic attack causes the inner sphincter muscle to clamp down. The urine cannot pass from the bladder to the urethra and you find yourself unable to pee.
To make matters worse, the condition often gets progressively worse if left unchecked. You’re confidence wanes after each episode and eventually a feeling of dread in having to go to a public toilet comes over you and you go hoping that there’ll be no one else around, or that there will be a cubical free that you can “hide” in. You’re expecting to not be able to go and this makes the condition worse.
It’s the ultimate mind-body war! You can however win the battle … with commitment and patience.
How Does Hypnosis Help Overcome Shy Bladder?
Since the problem starts with your psyche, it can be argued that it’s best to treat your psyche first. Get to the root of the problem and change it from the core.
Hypnosis involves changing your mental make up about a particular problem, in this case your shy bladder. What it aims to do is change your thoughts on the need to pee on an unconscious level. The unconscious part of the brain is probably the most powerful aspect of the human mind – so the moment you are able to change the way your unconscious responds to the need to urinate, you can overcome the very barrier that is holding you back from letting go.
And expert psychologists have figured out that the key to overcoming shy bladder syndrome is by going down to the unconscious part of the mind. Hence more and more Paruretics are turning to shy bladder hypnosis and are meeting with success!
It’s basically a way of reprogramming your mind. At the moment every time you step up to a urinal or enter a public restroom you mind automatically thinks … “trouble – let’s clamp everything up down there”. You are not choosing to think that way, you may know it’s irrational but your mind is automatically set to respond in that way. What hypnosis aims to do is to reset the minds auto-pilot to the way it was when you were born and the way it automatically responded before whatever your specific initial trigger point was. It will mean that the mind will automatically respond in a more rational manner and the act of entering a public toilet will no longer prompt these negative reactions.