Overcoming social anxiety is not comfortable or easy, but according to Anxiety Social Net, there are some very effective ways of relieving your symptoms if you take the right approach.
Social Anxiety Disorder (also known as Social Phobia) is one of the most common types of anxiety disorder.
Many people feel shy or anxious in social situations, but for some the anxiety can become overwhelming. A person with social anxiety disorder might develop nausea or diarrhoea at simply the thought of walking into a room with other people. Others will find themselves sweating, trembling, or having trouble breathing or speaking. These symptoms can become so uncomfortable that the person avoids all or most social situations.
Anxiety Social Net discusses some ways of overcoming social anxiety symptoms:
Overcoming Social Anxiety
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatments have been found to be effective for the treatment and relief of social anxiety disorder. Typically, this type of therapy treatment is most effective when worked through with a counselor or psychiatrist. However, the CBT can also be done independently if a person is willing to work through the process on their own. However, having success on one’s own will require significant dedication. It is usually easier to make changes in one’s life if you have a support person who is able to encourage you along the way.
It requires time and effort to overcome a social anxiety disorder. Although the symptoms of this disorder can feel extremely overwhelming there is potential relief and treatment options that have been shown to be fairly effective for this disorder.
Anxiety Social Net suggests 4 things you can do to overcome social anxiety. For example:
Overcoming Social Anxiety - Strategy 4
Change your self talk. If you feel bad about yourself chances are you are going to feel even worse about yourself in social settings. Identify things that you love about yourself and continually remind yourself of your valuable assets, strengths, and unique traits. Focus on the positive components of yourself and find special ways to remind yourself of these things. For example, you could write positive notes of encouragement to yourself on your bathroom mirror or put inspiring uplifting quotes on your door. Through continually promoting positive thoughts you can limit the focus that gets put on negative and anxiety producing things.
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