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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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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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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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Coping Strategies for Social Anxiety

You just “know” that things will go horribly, so you’re already anxious before you’re even in the situation. Catrophising – Blowing things out of proportion. For example, if people notice that you’re nervous, it will be “awful”, “terrible”, or “disastrous.” • Personalising- Assuming that people are focusing on you in a negative way or that what’s going on with other people has to do with you. Focus on others, not yourself When we’re in a social situation that makes us nervous, we tend to get caught up […]

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Social Anxiety

What causes social anxiety? Although it may feel like you’re the only one with this problem, social anxiety is actually quite common. Many people struggle with these fears. But the situations that trigger the symptoms of social anxiety disorder can be different. Some people experience anxiety in most social situations. For others, anxiety is connected to specific social situations, such as speaking to strangers, mingling at parties, or performing in front of an audience. Common social anxiety triggers • Meeting new people • Making small talk • […]

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Anxiety As It Really Is

1  It  just turns up. One day you’ll be fine, living like a “normal” person almost forgetting your anxiety. The next you’ll wake up or be in the middle of a conversation and you’ll have been struck. The best way to explain this – it’s like a light switch in your brain, it turns on and off as it pleases, and suddenly you’re not the same person. 2 Plans aren’t valid until you’re actually doing them. If you have anxiety then you know the drill. Someone will […]

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Is Mindfulness Useful In Combatting Fear And Anxiety?

Mindfulness is it an answer? Its a buzz word that’s bandied around today, used in conjunction with mental health and counselling. But is it just some kind hippy hocus pocus or is it indeed useful?.I know that there are many practitioners throughout the globe. As an ex-life coach, I have to be open-minded and explore anything that may help clients. What works for some will not work for others, it’s about what works for you. Mindfulness is an alternative to traditional methods, such as medication and counselling. […]

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