Social Anxiety is fear of social and/or performance situations where you are in contact with unfamiliar people, and it evokes anxiety symptoms. This is more than being shy; it can be debilitating and all consuming.
Together with symptoms of anxiety
- dry mouth
- mind going 'blank'
- shaking and trembling
- feeling sick
- desperation to escape
people with social anxiety also have overwhelming thought processes
- thoughts that people are talking about and laughing at you
- thinking that people are criticising you
- thoughts that you're not good enough
- thinking that people will reject you
- overthinking the situation afterwards
- self criticism
If you can relate to these thoughts and symptoms in the context of social situations and you know that they're irrational - you may be experiencing social anxiety.
To good news is, you're not alone and there is something that you can do about; in fact, there are a few things you can do about it and one thing you may want to consider is my Social Anxiety Process Group; you can read more below and in the link.
On March 7th 2018, you can join me and 6 other group members in the Social Anxiety Process Group which runs every Wednesday night, 7 pm - 9 pm, for 6 weeks.
- explore your triggers
- develop what you want to achieve
- set achievable goals
- hold eachother accountable
- process your barriers/stuck places each week
- validate your experiences
- create a safe place and group for you to explore your anxiety
- share my knowledge and experience
- develop your understanding of your triggers and anxiety
- teach you grounding techniques that can be used in the moment and in practice when alone
- help you develop a toolkit using theory, activity sheets and group processes
- provide options for you to sustain your achievements after the group ends
You can inquire or book your place using this contact form, or the one on the events page.