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 ...

Creating Your Campaign For Overcoming Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder is a difficult problem to overcome. But not impossible. Once you've accepted that it's inaccurate thoughts causing you to feel anxious you can start working on changing them. Because changing the way you think will change the way you feel. My advice would be to look at it as a long term campaign you'll need to engage, rather than hoping for a short term 'miracle' cure from medication ...

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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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What Causes Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic and Fear of Strangers?

If you suffer from social anxiety then the fear of what people think can sometimes be overwhelming. Simple activities like walking into a crowded room or sitting near a group of strangers can be enough to set off your alarm bells and cause you to panic. Because you're convinced people are judging you and talking about you. In the worst case scenario you might hear someone laugh, which of course you think is ...

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How To Be Assertive When You Suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder

[photo courtesy of aurevoirkatie] Being asked to do favours and to help people out is just a part of everyday life. Whilst being able to decline requests if they're too inconvenient isn't a problem for most, if you're socially anxious then being able to say 'No' is fraught with hazards. The trick is knowing how to be fair to yourself in assessing whether to do the favour, and then being assertive in how you ...

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How You Can Reduce Your Social Anxiety Disorder by Reducing Your Self-consciousness

Do you ever find it difficult to follow conversations? Does your mind go blank 'trying' to think of something to say? Or do you feel overcome by nervous whenever you enter or leave a room? If so then it's probably due to anxiety getting in the way. Social anxiety is rooted in the fear of what people think of you and causes you to worry about  everything you say and do. As a result, anxiety can cause you to ...

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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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Review Shyness and Social Anxiety System

  The Shyness and Social Anxiety System is a social phobia support program created by Sean Cooper, an ex-sufferer of social anxiety and shyness. Comprising of three eBooks and a private member's support group, Sean's system provides a guide to the latest thinking on what causes social anxiety and the techniques he developed to overcome it and live a more fulfilling life. There's no shortage of books an ...

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Feeling moody? Maybe it’s the weather

[photo courtesy James Jordan] The brain is a complicated muscle, but one we're learning more about all the time. Most people aren't adversely affected by the changes in the weather as summer draws to a close, whilst some feel moody, drained and depressed with the arrival of cold winds and gray skies. In the news recently the results of research was announced that identified a biological reason why two milli ...

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How Deep Breathing Can Help Reduce Social Anxiety, Stress and Panic

Along with food and water, giving your body a supply of air is essential for maintaining your heath and well being. If you're not breathing properly then this can cause imbalances in your blood and affect the way your body behaves. Poor breathing can cause dizziness, shortness of breath and shaking, which are all too familiar symptoms if you suffer from anxiety or panic. The key is to learn how to breathe d ...

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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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