Shy Bladder

Shy Bladder (Paruresis) Treatment at Toronto and Sudbury THRIVE Programme




Shy Bladder (also known as Paruresis), is one of the most common symptoms consulted for. Shy bladder is a condition that mainly affects men and is the condition in which people find it difficult, if not impossible to urinate in front of or around others. Amongst having difficulty urinating around others, people with this condition tend to have other associated problems that may include:

Fear of being ‘put on the spot’

Fear of being judged Feelings of inferiority General anxiety Uncomfortable in certain social situations

All these symptoms are common elements to what is known as Social Anxiety or Social Phobia.

Everyone suffers from social anxiety to greater or lesser extent and the individual symptoms will reflect this. For example while some people can only urinate inside a stall at a public washroom, others will only be able to urinate in the privacy of their homes.

Social anxiety and shy bladder are symptoms of unresolved psychological conflicts including but not limited to your belief systems, thinking styles, imagination, personality and self esteem. THRIVE is the very best program in the world to give you the insights into how this problem was created in the first place so that you can overcome your social anxiety and shy bladder for good.THRIVE is a SIX week, Seven session programme. View progamme layout here.


Have a look at some others who have undergone the programme and see for yourelf how your life can change:


Why is it vital to understand how my anxiety was created?

Imagine you are lost in the wilderness and have no idea how you got there, but I gave you a map pinpointing the steps you took to get lost in the first place and how to never get lost again in the future. Could you get out? Of course…

Now let’s say I just rescued you by helicopter and plopped you back in familiar territory but gave you no map and no resources to not make the same mistake again. You are likely to get lost again!

THRIVE gives you the map and the resources to get out and to never again fall into the mental traps that created your social anxiety in the first place.


THRIVE vs Traditional Hypnotherapy and psychotherapies

Traditional Hypnotherapy (also known as suggestion therapy) is the process where the hypnotist gives suggestions to the client to overcome their particular symptom. In this case suggestions like ‘you will find it easier to urinate in front of other’ will be given. Suggestion therapy can work well, but it is a temporary fix and does not address the underlying root cause of the problem.

CBT, EFT, NLP, Psychotherapy and Counseling again only deal with the symptoms and thus while you may feel much better as a result, the underlying factors will continue to manifest in other areas of your life.



It is understandable that many will not have talked to anyone about their shy bladder to anyone before and that is taken into high consideration. Rest assured that confidentiality is paramount and you will find my approach to be very easy going and non-judgmental. All calls and emails are to myself personally and I do not have a secretary. I will be the only one you will ever have to talk to. Please feel free to contact me at anytime to arrange a no obligation, free initial consultation to discuss your needs.


Have a look at some others who have undergone the programme below and learn more here: