It is inevitable, with the festive season now upon us, that parties and social gatherings will occupy many evenings over the next few weeks. It is an opportunity for most of us to catch up with old friends and long-lost family, to meet new people or generally let our hair down with colleagues.
However, nervousness when faced with social situations can be accompanied by extreme fear and anxiety, resulting in sweating, blushing, tremors, diarrhoea or stomach upset. These feelings are, fortunately, extreme but the reality is that many people suffer from low self-esteem and often lack confidence when meeting strangers or worry how colleagues perceive them out of the work environment.
For such situations, homeopathy can help to relieve some of the anxiety and enable sufferers to relax. So, to deal with the anticipation of the party season, we have de- tailed some homeopathic remedies which may help to combat the stress. These include:
Aconite - you feel terror and fright, you ‘know’ the party is going to be a disaster, use this remedy before and after the event if you cannot shake off the nightmare feeling.
Arg Nit – feel anxious not terrified, you can’t face the situation and feel almost paralysed into inactivity
Gelsemium – you experience anticipatory fears, muscles feel weak and tired and you get the shakes and trembles
Phosphorus – best if you are nervous and sensitive, you feel better in company, loud noises and shadows cause deep anxiety
Rescue Remedy – use to calm and relax
Please note, these remedies are only suggestions so it is advisable to consult your own homeopath for a more individualised treatment, or to find a practitioner in your area, please visit our website
This article was first published by the ARH in the December 2010 issue of the free newsletter, Homeopathy Healthy Medicine.
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