I know what it feels like. You’re attempting to urinate and then there’s that horrifying feeling when you realise that you’re locking up and you know you have to go back out there and face the world. You do your best to behave as though everything is under control, hoping not to draw attention to your secret problem, but after a miss fire in the toilets your full bladder is all you can think about.
In an effort to cope with the stress of shy bladder we develop coping behaviours. The most common way of attempting to cope is to limit your fluid intake. It can often lead friends to think you don’t care about them because you randomly back out of invites to go for a meal or a night out. Attempting to manage the situation in this way doesn’t work because it only provides you with a momentary sense of relief and just reinforces the control that shy bladder has over you. Maybe you’re actually quite outgoing but things are spoiled because you’re worrying about whether you’re going to be able to take a leak or not.
We’re so accustomed to using effort and trying harder as a way to solve problems that we instinctively take the same approach with shy bladder. But the more you try to urinate the more difficult it becomes. No amount of positive thinking will MAKE you urinate on demand. You have to learn how to get out of your own way and ALLOW it to happen. Easier said than done, right!?
If you’re tired of being held back by shy bladder, you’re in the right place. Once you know how recovery of this phobia really works you’ll naturally become more at ease and sure of yourself in situations you once struggled in, and never have to feel awkward again because you couldn’t urinate. How do you get started? Well, first watch my free video “Recovery Mindset” by entering your name and email in the box to your right and I’ll see you on the other side.