How to Get Over Fear of Rejection. Find the Best Fear of Rejection Therapy.
Rejection is extremely harmful to your emotional and psychological wellbeing. It causes a deeply rooted fear that can complicate negative behavioral and attachment habits.
Being physically or emotionally rejected by a parent, friend, husband or wife has the potential to cause depression, anxiety, high-stress levels, and extreme sadness. Which consequently contributes to anger, aggression, and lack of impulse control.
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What is rejection trauma?
Rejection trauma can happen as a consequence of being emotionally rejected by a parent, or emotionally rejected by a husband or wife.
Rejection trauma can leave long-lasting emotional damage that causes the development of unhealthy coping mechanisms or attachment styles. Rejection in a relationship or rejection in marriage consequently causes partners to feel extremely anxious, fearful, unwanted, lonely, insecure, and depressed. It is advised to deal with the signs of rejection and the effect of rejection as soon as you realize it may be negatively impacting your wellbeing.
A new study of rejection has revealed that the effects of rejection can have a direct impact on your physical well-being. It is known to cause inflammation, as well as increase the risk of developing challenges such as arthritis, asthma, and cardiovascular disease. Rejection also causes a detrimental effect on mental health.
The effects of rejection:
- Lack of appropriate response to pain
- High levels of stress and anxiety
- Prone to physical and mental illness
- Anger management challenges
- Poor health
- Impulsive behavior or reactions
The effects of rejection can be long-lasting and if left untreated, can develop into chronic stress, prolonged trauma, and high-risk behavioral habits.
What are the symptoms of emotional rejection?
Emotional rejection happens when someone does not achieve something they deeply desired, this causes the experience of extreme disappointment. People who struggle with emotional rejection often find themselves working harder to please people and feel accepted. They go to lengths to make sure that they are not in a position or a situation that could potentially cause rejection.
Emotional rejection can cause socially awkward or withdrawn behavior. This negatively affects social interaction as well as interpersonal relationships.
Common symptoms of emotional rejection:
- Easily embarrassed
- Quick to anger or have an overly emotional outburst if rejected
- Often sets high standards for themselves they might fail to meet
- Low self-esteem or self-confidence
- Struggles with social interactions
- High stress and anxiety levels
- Struggles to maintain healthy personal relationships
- Often feels like a failure
Emotional rejection is a traumatic experience, it can be severely damaging to your psychological well-being. We advise you to reach out to a professional fear of rejection therapist or a mental health specialist to further guide you through overcoming the fear of rejection.
What causes fear of rejection?
The causes of fear of rejection can be traumatic experiences of rejection from familial relationships, romantic or intimate relationships, friendships, or work relationships. Past experiences with rejection play a huge role as a cause of fear of rejection.
Causes of rejection can be a result of multiple small experiences that might have happened long throughout your life, for example, perhaps getting chosen last for a game of dodgeball in gym class back in the day, or not getting chosen for the position at a workplace. Fear of rejection can stem from being left by a significant other and feeling rejected as a result.
There are many different causes of fear of rejection. In a familial setting, kids are sometimes emotionally rejected and made to feel insecure or unsafe by a caregiver or parent; this can influence social rejection later in life.
As human beings we have a fundamental need to belong beyond needing essentials such as food and water, human beings need intimate and meaningful positive relationships.
When someone is rejected and does not achieve a positive or healthy happy relationship or connection this leads to feelings of rejection and anxiety.
How to overcome the fear of rejection?
Are you experiencing fear of rejection? The symptoms of fear of rejection may develop and intensify if left unaddressed. It is highly encouraged by rejection therapists to seek professional guidance sooner rather than later to avoid any further negative effects of your fear of rejection. If you have experienced any of the following forms of rejection throughout your life it is suggested that you try the following steps to help overcome and heal from your fear of rejection.
- Emotional rejection from loved ones
- Emotionally rejected by mother or father
- Emotionally rejected by husband
- Emotional rejection from a friend
- Rejected it the workplace
- Emotional rejection in a relationship from a partner
- Emotional rejection in a marriage
Steps to help you overcome the fear of rejection:
1. Practice self-regulation techniques.
It’s important to be able to identify and effectively control your emotions, behaviors, and reactions. In cases where you may feel negative thoughts setting in and contributing to or amplifying your fears – learn to reassure yourself that it’s just a feeling. Actively take steps to reframe your thinking habits to encourage more optimistic thinking.
2. Identify and face the fear.
Overcoming a fear of rejection involves learning how to manage and cope with unpleasant feelings and thoughts. Try not to avoid places and situations that trigger you, but rather face the fear without avoidance. You will quickly realize that the outcome is not as stress or anxiety-provoking as you expected.
3. Learn to be resilient.
Being able to bring yourself back up after a setback is the most important part of overcoming the fear of rejection. By doing this you will become stronger and more confident. Minor setbacks will not have as much of an intense impact on you any longer.
If you find that your fear of rejection may be out of your control, we encourage you to reach out to a professional to help you healthily cope and manage with fear of rejection.
How does Online fear of rejection therapy work?
Online therapy for fear of rejection allows you to choose your therapist, by doing this it minimizes anxiety and stress. Conducting therapy from the comfort of your home is an effective and convenient method of therapy.
BetterHelp offers the most affordable, convenient, and effective methods of online therapy and counseling.
You have direct access to your chosen fear of rejection therapist that will be able to guide you through your journey of overcoming fear of rejection. Planning and scheduling your sessions is entirely in your control and based on your availability.
How will Online fear of rejection therapy improve my life?
In extreme cases of fear of rejection, individuals tend to develop extremely negative coping mechanisms and behaviors that later on become high-risk and dangerous. It is important to deal with the fear of rejection as soon as the symptoms become alarming.
Many people that let go of the fear of rejection live a happier, healthier, and more satisfying life.
Healing from fear of rejection will allow you to become more confident and secure within yourself and not worry about what others think of you.