see also Anxiety about Intercourse

Now and then almost everyone feels insecure, often with good reason; insecurity often prompts us to put our affairs in order and make contingency plans. Chronic insecurity, which can manifest itself as DepressionShynessLack of Confidence, or inability to form stable relationships, has less to do with external events than with unrealistic expectations and a rather gloomy view of self. Homeopathy regards such tendencies as symptoms of constitutional imbalance; treatment is therefore long-term and constitutional.

In acute circumstances, one of the remedies below should be tried.

Specific remedies to be given 4 times daily for up to 14 days

  • Insecurity brought on by a traumatic or near-death experience Aconite 30c 
  • Insecurity after bereavement or break-up of love affair Ignatia 6c 
  • Person nervous and highly strung, comforted by sympathy and reassurance Phosphorus 6c 
  • Person shy, tearful, feels worse in hot, stuffy rooms Pulsatilla 6c

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