As if handling the hormonal and bodily changes wasn’t enough to tackle, teenagers typically encounter pressure to succeed at school as well as the social uncertainties which come with the transition to adulthood. As a result, many youngsters find this one of the most arduous periods of their life. Left un-checked, the weight of these countless pressures can frequently leave a mark by damaging the teen’s confidence and self-esteem, and leading to a feeling of “not being good enough”.
Anxiety is a form of stress that can have physical, mental and emotional symptoms. Negative expectancy of future events may cause big problems in youngsters and the way these negative thinking styles are set up can vary hugely. Feelings of lack of control are common in sufferers of tension and anxiety so children, with their limited independence, can be very vulnerable.
Being bullied can be both a cause and effect of a speech impediment as it often leads to the acute self consciousness which creates social anxiety. Tunbridge Wells hypnotherapist Karen Martin advises a young man crippled by fear of ridicule.