Author Archives: Darryl John

Natural Remedies for Social Anxiety

NATURAL REMEDIES FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY If you are familiar at all with the natural health movement you are probably aware that many ailments can be treated effectively without resorting to using potentially dangerous drugs and chemicals. Social Anxiety disorder is no different. Mainstream Doctors and therapists don’t often share this information with their clients, but the truth is that there are natural remedies that can help not only make social anxiety more manageable, but even help cure it. These shouldn’t be considered stand alone measures, but when […]

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Uncomfortable Sensations and Social Situations

EXPOSURE TO UNCOMFORTABLE SENSATIONS AND SOCIAL SITUATIONS Once we have a few of the strategies for developing greater self confidence Learned in our last post of our Blogg, the next big step is to start practicing what many therapists refer to as “Exposure Therapy”. This combination can be thought of as a kind of “one two” punch to knock out Social Anxiety disorder. For the majority of people nothing works better – and on top of that having a professional to help can be of some benefit, […]

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Becoming More Confident

An obvious need for anyone in the fight to cure their Social Anxiety disorder is to gain more self confidence. In fact, you can think of self confidence as being the exact opposite of social anxiety – it’s the ability to summon up the power to engage socially without fear or anxiety. Fortunately, we have many sources to draw from when we consider ways to help build confidence. It’s a subject that’s very dear to everyone from those seeking more business success, to those aspiring to excel […]

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Panic Attack on film while shopping in a grocery store

Be FREE of your Anxiety and Panic Attacks! A trip out to an old haunt, brought on some serious anxiety, 3 or 4 years after I last visited this place, the old negative memories still had power over my thinking. Causing me to have a full blown panic attack while in the store. A great example of an unplanned exposure therapy task. Never underestimate your own ability. Find the courage to move forward at every opportunity. visit www.anxietyunited.co.uk and join the FREE Mental Health community

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CHANGING YOUR THOUGHTS AND EXPECTATIONS

How our mind approaches the idea of change is a key factor in our feelings of Social Anxiety. Being able to change our thoughts to a more positive outlook is in many ways a learned skill. The same thing can be said about managing our expectations in a way free from over negativity. When these two inner battlefields are mastered much steam is taken out of the sails of Social Anxiety disorder. Developing more control over how we think and what we expect can be thought of […]

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Inspired To Tackle Exposure Therapy by Dr Christian (C4) – Agoraphobia & Panic Disorder

Be FREE of your Anxiety and Panic Attacks! Having watched House of Hypochondriacs on C4 last night, there was a part during the show where Dr Christian went for a walk with a housebound sufferer to help her realise that she was in no real danger. He tried to make her see that the symptoms she experienced during this exercise were normal. Watching that take place inspired me to get out there myself today. I've spent a good few weeks only leaving the house when I've had […]

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Starting the Pathway to Change

Every important journey begins with the first few steps, a cliche but also true. These first few steps are the most difficult Overcoming Social Anxiety disorder is no different. Even when we realise we truly need a change and that we need to act upon those things that are similar to the actions others have taken before us allowing them to to become better, beginning the pathway to change can be challenging. There’s a few things we can keep in mind and strategies to follow that can […]

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Leaving My Safe Zone – Anxiety & Agoraphobia Video Diary

Be FREE of your Anxiety and Panic Attacks! Leaving the comfort of my safe zone has always been a good starting point for me after suffering a setback with my anxiety. Today seen me travelling out and about again, in the car and sharing some of my thoughts. I'm trying to condition myself and learning to accept that these feelings I get when I even think about leaving the house are simply my anxious thoughts causing me to feel these sensations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4bINo3WUM4

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