Social Anxiety Symptoms – Do I have social phobia or am I just shy?

Social Anxiety Symptoms – Do I have social phobia or am I just shy?

Do you feel tense or awkward in social situations? Do you worry about what strangers think of you when walking down the street? Are these thoughts and feelings causing you to avoid ...

Panic Away Review – Can it Really Help to Reduce Your Anxiety?

Panic Away Review – Can it Really Help to Reduce Your Anxiety?

Panic Away is a program for treating panic and general anxiety disorder developed by Barry McDonagh, an ex sufferer. In it he details the techniques that helped him to overcome his ...

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Reduce Social Anxiety Disorder

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Reduce Social Anxiety Disorder

Along with being more active and regular exercise, mindfulness meditation is highly recommended for overcoming social anxiety. Its popularity amongst psychotherapists has grown tre ...

How You Can Reduce Your Anxiety With Exercise

How You Can Reduce Your Anxiety With Exercise

[Photo courtesy of Ernst Moeksis] Ever heard the saying 'healthy body, healthy mind'? When it comes to anxiety treatment this saying has never been truer. Studies have shown that r ...

Do I Suffer from Social Anxiety or Am I Just Shy?

Do I Suffer from Social Anxiety or Am I Just Shy?

[Image courtesy of Vaqawi] If you were a shy child you're not alone. 4 in 5 people are estimated to have been shy as children, and half of those then continue feeling shy occasiona ...

Anger Management – How to Express Anger Healthily if You Suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder

Anger Management – How to Express Anger Healthily if You Suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder

[Image courtesy of e-magic] The world can be an unfair place at times, with people seemingly conspiring to make your life difficult. When people do something to annoy you 'losing i ...

How to Say ‘No’ for a Less Stressful or Anxious Life

How to Say ‘No’ for a Less Stressful or Anxious Life

Feeling that you have to say 'yes' to every request for help is a symptom of the 'disease to please'. Whilst doing favours for people is just part of everyday life, sometimes runni ...

Why Negotiation is Like a Dance

[Picture courtesy of a4gpa] Following on from previous articles, in which I discussed assertiveness and how to say 'no', I'm now going to discuss why you should add negotiation to your growing list of skills. As with overcoming many of the symptoms of social anxiety, negotiation is about maintaining a balance between being fair to yourself and fair to others. Learn how to change your steps Social interactio ...

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7 Tips for Reducing Anxiety and Social Phobia

Everyone gets stressed at times. Whether it's at home, the office, in the streets or just commuting home, there are things that can make you feel stressed everywhere. When you get stressed it spikes your blood pressure, lowering your body’s defenses and ability to stay calm, which can cause feelings of anxiety and social phobia. However, you don’t have to go to a spa or a weekend retreat to relieve all the ...

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How to Overcome Social Anxiety Disorder eBook – Changing the Way You Think WILL Change the Way You Feel!

If you suffer from social anxiety disorder simple everyday activities, such as going to the shops or standing on a crowded bus, can seem daunting. Worrying about what other people think of you and if something bad will happen blights the lives of millions around the world. In fact, it's estimated that 15 million people in the US suffer from an anxiety disorder and 2.3 million in the UK. So if you suffer fro ...

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Top 5 Best Meditation Apps for Reducing Social Anxiety

From A-list celebrities to yoga mommies to top executives, all sort of people now use mediation to reduce their stress and anxiety. Meditation has ancient traditions, believed to have been first practiced by the Buddhist monks in Thailand as a path toward enlightenment and Nirvana. It helps to clear the mind and recognise troubling thoughts as merely passing traffic or leaves in the wind. For this reason, m ...

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Could Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Have Helped Kurt Cobain Overcome Social Anxiety Disorder?

Yesterday I watched the biopic 'About a Son' in which Kurt Cobain discusses his childhood, music career and views on life. An edited version of 25 hours of interview tapes recorded a year before he committed suicide, the film offers some insight into the negative thought patterns that seemed to be driving Kurt towards taking his own life. From the film  I got the impression that Kurt exhibited many of the c ...

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Top 5 Reasons Why Comparing Yourself to Others Increases Social Anxiety

Constantly comparing myself to others has been like an illness that has affected me as long as I can remember. This included insecurities I felt with my siblings, my own mother comparing me to her friend's daughter (which happened to be my childhood nemesis) and my relatives constantly finding ways to put me down for not having the same physical qualities as my parents. I thought I could outgrow the insecur ...

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Discover how you Can live a more fulfilling life free from social anxiety

If you suffer from social anxiety disorder, simple everyday activities, such as going to the shops or standing on a crowded bus, can seem daunting. Worrying about what other people think of you and if something bad will happen blights the lives of millions every day. Thankfully, I learned to overcome my anxiety through learning more about the mental triggers and the underlying causes. I created this website ...

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Feeling Depressed? Stop Suffering in Silence and Talk About it With Someone

Following the recent suicide of the award winning comedian actor Robin Williams, UK rap star Professor Green recounted the events of how his own father took the same dark path as Williams. Professor Green's story is about his father’s death is heartbreaking but at the same time raises awareness on the need to start a wider discussion about depression and reaching out for help. The British rapper, whose real ...

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UK School Kids Given Lessons on How to Be Happy

You feel the way that you think, and now UK school children are being taught how to think more positively to help them cope with the stresses of teenage life. Initially, 1500 11-year olds from 22 schools are being given lessons on how to assess situations objectively, how to be assertive and many other skills that can help them cope better with emotionally difficult situations. If the scheme is a success th ...

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Does Facebook Make Social Anxiety Worse? Or Can it Help Reduce it?

For some people socializing, business meetings and dating is no big deal. They get through it in a breeze. Some even love and enjoy the challenge of the unknown, their self confidence gives them that sense of assurance that nothing could go wrong especially if you are going on your first date. But for some people who have social anxiety disorder, the thought of going to a crowded place to meet your date is ...

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