‘Shy Bladder’ (Paruresis)

About Paruresis

Do you struggle to pee in public places? Perhaps you feel embarrassed, anxious or worried about people hearing you go to the toilet.

Paruresis, also called ‘shy bladder’ or ‘bashful bladder’ is an irrational fear of going to the toilet when other people are around. It’s a difficult thing to talk about so the statistics on the number of people that it affects aren’t very clear.

However, one American study suggested that the number of people who have difficulty going to the toilet in public areas is around 7%. Both men and women are affected.

When you know you want to go to the toilet it’s difficult to understand why you can’t go. For most people with this problem they are suffering from a type of social anxiety.

Anxiety causes the body to release adrenaline as it would do in a ‘fight or flight’ situation. This can prevent urination as the body is more focused on the perceived threat than the actual process of going to the toilet. This can cause the muscles at the entrance to the bladder to constrict so urine isn’t passed.

As some infections and other medical conditions can also cause difficulties urinating you should always see your doctor first so that a medical diagnosis is made.

How Hypnotherapy Can Help

Hypnotherapy helps with shy bladder as it enables you to relax and deal with anxious thoughts and feelings. 

Imagine what it would be like to go out and not worry about needing to go to the toilet. If you don’t deal with this problem today where will you be in later life?

Contact Linda and book a free initial consultation.

Hypnotherapy Sessions at My Practice

If you live in or around the Bournemouth area, you may prefer to visit my practice for your hypnotherapy sessions.

I provide a safe, relaxing and calm environment where we can start to overcome your anxiety. The practice is easy to find, and there is plenty of free parking available, as well as being on local bus routes.

To arrange a complimentary 30 minute session, where you can ask any questions that you may have and I can assess your needs, simply clcik the button below or telephone me on 01202 248468.

Online Hypnotherapy

Online hypnotherapy is worth considering, especially if you find it hard to travel or live outside of the Bournemouth area. I have been trained in the provision of online hypnotherapy and have clients from around the world. Providing you have access to a private internet connection and web cam, there is no reason why this wouldn't work for you.

Online hypnosis has many benefits, which include cost effectiveness, comfort and practicality.

An example of an online hypnotherapy package can be found below, but if you wish to find out more, visit the online hypnotherapy section of my website.

Please click the button below to arrange your first free consultation.

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