Category: Therapy

This category is about the different therapeutic approaches to social anxiety disorder.

Stop Worrying About What Others Think of You | A Complete Guide

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao-Tze, ancient Chinese philosopher and writer Most of us have been there: You are having an interesting conversation but hold back a comment. You are giving a presentation and are overwhelmed by your nervousness. You would like to ask someone out […]

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Shame Attacking Exercises For Social Anxiety: Scary But Effective

For most of us, shame is simply the uncomfortable sensation that accompanies our social mishaps. For others, namely those with social anxiety disorder (also: SAD), shame is much more than that. Not only do socially anxious people tend to experience shame more intensely than others, but their threshold for experiencing it is also much lower. […]

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Fear of Displaying Visible Anxiety Symptoms: What to Do?

Have you ever been in a social situation and started feeling insecure about the way you were coming across? Maybe you worried you would say something stupid, seem shy or boring, or you simply worried about being rejected. While concerns like this are pretty common and even adaptive in many situations, in some people they […]

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Metacognitive Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder

“Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that cursed thing come to mind every minute.” Fyodor Dostoevsky, Winter Notes on Summer Impressions, 1863 In anticipation of a feared social situation, many people with social anxiety disorder (SAD) experience some form of negative thinking. “What […]

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Self-Compassion: An Antidote for Social Anxiety

“Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” William Shakespeare What are you great at? In what areas are you above average or perhaps even outstanding? Everyone is exceptional at something, and recognizing that can boost our self-esteem. But what happens when we fail in our areas of expertise, in our uniqueness […]

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