Shy Bladder2018-05-04T13:45:00+00:00

Help for shy bladderHelp for Shy Bladder

Overcome it and THRIVE

Treatment for shy bladder: clinics in Rickmansworth, Aylesbury, Oxford & St. Albans


What is Shy Bladder ?

Shy bladder, sometime known as bashful bladder, is a fairly common condition which affects people of all ages. It is an anxiety based condition where the sufferers finds it difficult or even impossible to urinate in public toilets. In more extreme cases sufferers can even find it impossible to use their own toilet at home, for fear of being overheard.

It is also known by a number of different names including ‘toilet phobia’, ‘avoidant paruresis’ or ‘pee shyness’.



Although the condition can appear at any stage of life, most sufferers report that they first developed it during their teenage years. Ranging from mild through moderate to severe, paruresis is an occasional occurence, akin to a performance anxiety. Severe cases can have an extremely detrimental effect on the sufferer’s day to day life as they may not be willing to travel far from home. Others are unable to urinate even in their own homes if they feel they may be overheard, whether true or perceived.

As restrictive as shy bladder can be, it is simply just another form of social anxiety – which is the fear of being judged by other people. It is incidental that this fear is associated with toilet behaviour. As a result, it is probable that the sufferer will also have social anxieties in other, more general areas of their life too. Plainly speaking, if you fear what others think about you in regards to your toilet habits, you will most probably fear others’ judgement about you in other situations.


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What are the symptoms?

  • Being afraid or unable to urinate when others are nearby.
  • Sufferers worry that someone might knock on the toilet door, or see or hear them urinating, or be waiting outside.
  • Feelings of anxiety, anger, and body shyness in provoking situations. These emotions lead to contraction of the internal and external urethral sphincters (circular muscles that voluntarily and involuntarily restrict the flow of urine), both of which must be relaxed for urination.
  • Avoidant paruresis usually occurs when using public toilet facilities, including those on trains, buses, boats and planes.
  • Embarrassment about peeing can occur when asked to produce a specimen for a medical examination.
  • The condition can also occur at home when there are other people in the house, irrespective of whether or not they are within earshot of the bathroom.
  • The difficulty disappears if sufferers are certain that no one is around or likely to arrive.

The Thrive Programme – Help for Shy Bladder

ThriveProgramme Logo New RGB LargeIf you suffer from shy bladder, The Thrive Programme is entirely about you ! It is a revolutionary and highly effective training programme which will teach you to understand how to grasp control of the beliefs, thoughts and emotions that maintain your shy bladder.

The Thrive Programme can help you completely change the way you think and feel about yourself, enabling you to overcome your shy bladder in just six weekly sessions.



When you absolutely understand how your mind operates, such as the interaction between your thinking, beliefs, personality and feelings, you will feel much more empowered and in control. When you recognise that almost all of your worries, stresses, problems and symptoms are either created, maintained or worsened by poorly managed thinking, you will feel fabulously empowered……..and because YOU created these problems then YOU can change them !

This course of treatment does not contain any myths,magic or mumbo-jumbo. It is simply an empowering and liberating psychological training programme, created with proven scientific research, and with your input, it will allow you to overcome your anxieties and regain your freedom. You will find that it is much easier and faster than you ever believed to take control and get the life you desire!


Simon Mason TC

Simon Mason ATPC

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