Find Emotional Freedom from Social Anxiety. Skype Video Online Therapy for Social Anxiety
You overcome social anxiety one step at a time! This is the one sure way to overcome your social anxiety with any degree of certainty. If you persistently and consistently apply the strategies that I will show you, and make the small changes every day that are the hallmark of success, then you will achieve your goals, sometimes in a remarkably short time.
This may sound like a bold statement; after all, you may have suffered from social anxiety for a decade or more. You will know how your social anxiety has impacted the quality of your life, and the lives of those around you. The perception must be, and is very often, it's going to be a hard nut to crack. But that's wrong!
It's time to find a new way to live. A life where you can feel safe, comfortable, confident and happy to interact at all the fundamental levels you see other people doing on an every day basis. Does the idea of that make you anxious? And, if so, is that ALL you feel? If it is, think yourself lucky and make the appointment.
Social anxiety so often leads to other disorders, like depression. In fact, that is the time I see most social anxiety sufferers. They come for treatment because of their depression, NOT because of their social anxiety. The social anxiety is a problem, yes, but not enough to do something about it yet. In fact, I've heard it said, if I decide to do something, I have to go out, meet a stranger, and talk about why I can't go out to meet and talk to strangers, or worse, the people I actually know. It's a self perpetuating problem, and the solution is limited by the self.
To some extent, you can cover up for social anxiety. You can just not go out, you can get others to do your chores, shopping, prescription collecting. You can make excuses for not going to the works party, or family gathering. You don't do crowds, or like meeting people, or socializing, and for the most part, others are happy to go along with that. The last thing they want is a potential party pooper to show up and so they don't press for you to attend and move their attention and invitation along the queue. You are quite happy to have gotten away with having to make an embarrassing decision, and so the cycle goes on and on forevermore, gaining momentum and with no let up.
Even the pain of missing out on someone else's happiness is not sufficient to make you want to do the meet and greet. Your own pain is greater and so wins out every time.
What is Social Anxiety and how does this differ from Social Anxiety Disorder?
The main difference is in the severity of the condition. Social anxiety is the fear of social situations, interaction with other people, especially strangers, the subsequent fear and anxiety of being judged and evaluated negatively by them, and the feelings of self-consciousness, judgment, inferiority, inadequacy, embarrassment, humiliation, and depression that are the result.
Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) is also a very common problem and is an anxiety disorder characterized by intense fear in social situations causing considerable distress and impaired ability to function in at least some parts of daily life. These fears can involve a persistent, intense, chronic fear of being judged by others and of being embarrassed or humiliated by one's own actions.
The fear of social interaction may be recognized by the sufferer as excessive or unreasonable, and overcoming it can be quite difficult. Physical symptoms often accompanying social anxiety disorder include excessive blushing, sweating (hyperhidrosis), trembling, palpitations, nausea, and stammering often accompanied with rapid speech. Panic attacks may also occur under intense fear and discomfort.
Experiencing social anxiety disorder can be very isolating, and for that reason, it can feel like you're the only person in the world that is feeling as bad as you feel right now. Please don't think that; there are millions of people that feel the same way you do, because, for one reason or another, social anxiety is just a trap waiting for any of us to fall into. One specific set of circumstances can trigger a downward spiral into social anxiety, and for the most part, it doesn't have to be very traumatic. It's just how the mind deals with the situation and then builds on the signals it receives.
Don't despair in your situation, there is help available, and always remember, you are not alone. With a little help and direction, you can learn to become more comfortable in social situations. Once you are free to be yourself, who knows what will be possible. Dating, holidays, a job, anything your heart desires will become available to you, as little or as much as you want. Whatever you call living life to the fullest.
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