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Are You Willing to Accept Your Social Anxiety?

Monday March 31, 2014

How willing are you to accept your social anxiety?

One of the key aspects of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is that the struggle against anxiety is part of what perpetuates it. Therapists using this type of treatment often use metaphors to describe this part of the anxiety experience.


"You Can Do It!" How Talking to Yourself in the Second Person Helps to Reduce Social Anxiety

Friday February 28, 2014

As you stand waiting to give a speech, what thoughts are running through your head? Do you use a lot of "I" sentences? If so, you might want to think about changing the way you talk to yourself.

A recent study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology shows that people who use the pronoun "You" or their own name in place of "I" when talking to themselves fare better at social and performance tasks, feel less distress, and do less post-mortem analysis (meaning they don't run through in their heads everything that went wrong.)


Take the Social Anxiety Challenge: Part Two

Thursday January 30, 2014

In my last blog post I discussed the possibility of a social anxiety challenge to help those working through self-help programs. I've been working on a series of articles about "What to expect from CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder," in the hopes that they might be useful as part of this challenge.


Take the Social Anxiety Challenge

Sunday December 29, 2013

It's coming upon the end of 2013, and a time when we all start thinking about New Year's resolutions. Have you made any of your own or are you planning to work on your social anxiety this year?


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