"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."
"God loves each of us as if there were only one of us."
Don't let life pass you by... Social Anxiety (and all illnesses including mental illnesses) CAN be cured. It might not be easy - but it can be done. Get off the sidelines and live your life - you've only got this one - fully and purposeful. Read my book "Cure Social Anxiety - Starting Blocks" (click on the image below). If you feel that you would like to read it but don't want to spend money now contact me for a complimentary copy. DO NOT DELAY YOUR DECISION OF STARTING A NEW LIFE - TOMORROW MIGHT BE TOO LATE.
"Each of us is born with innate powers to tune and heal our pains" - Sondra Barrett
Treatment options for Social Anxiety:
- lifestyle changes (exercise, yoga, reducing stress, healthy eating habits, substance abuse, working smarter, meditation, hobbies)
- therapy (Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Treatment, Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, EMDR and Spiritual Counseling)
- medications (Pharmacotherapy). Medications should only be used for extreme cases where therapy and lifestyle changes are not effective. Stopping smoking has benefits in anxiety as large as or larger than those of medications.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most common treatment for social anxiety. CBT has two main components: cognitive and behavioral. The cognitive component helps you question how you can be so sure that others are continually watching and judging you. The behavioral side seeks to change your reactions to anxiety-provoking situations. Research and surveys have shown that CBT appears to be equally effective when carried out via the internet - you could be your own therapist! The behavioral component serves as a logical extension of cognitive therapy, whereby you're shown in the real world that some of your thought processes are unrealistic. A key element of this component is gradual exposure, in which you are confronted by the things you fear in a structured, sensitive manner. Gradual exposure is an inherently unpleasant technique; ideally, it involves exposure to a feared social situation that is anxiety provoking but bearable, for as long as possible, two to three times a week. This exposure can, in many cases be a traumatic experience and should really be used only when you are in total control of the situation. Often this will lead to you terminating treatment.
All talk therapy (except spiritual talk therapy where a Higher Power is part of the therapy) have limited success. The ultimate goal of psychological therapy is to change activated negative core beliefs. TBCT is still relatively unknown but has a higher rate of success than CBT.
The ultimate cure is relying on God. This age-old TRUTH is unfortunately not used by most therapists. To enjoy a permanent anxiety-free life you must ensure to find a therapist who can help you with not only finding a solution for your mind but also for your spirit. Being secure in God, we have the freedom to reach out to others and love our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:33).
"I highly recommend this e-book to anyone that is either suffering from social anxiety or have loved ones that suffer from it. It is a great read and has great information!" - -Ryan G.
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Social Anxiety Disorder
"Social anxiety disorder (SAD; also known as social phobia) describes an intense fear and avoidance of perceived negative public scrutiny, public embarrassment, humiliation, or social interaction. This fear can be specific to particular social situations (such as public speaking) or, more typically, is experienced in most (or all) social interactions. Social anxiety often manifests specific physical symptoms, including blushing, sweating, and difficulty speaking. As with all phobic disorders, those suffering from social anxiety often will attempt to avoid the source of their anxiety; in the case of social anxiety this is particularly problematic, and in severe cases can lead to complete social isolation." - Johnna Lynn
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Because children grow up, we think a child's purpose is to grow up. But a child's purpose is to be a child. Nature doesn't disdain what lives only for a day. It pours the whole of itself into the each moment. We don't value the lily less for not being made of flint and built to last.
Life's bounty is in its flow, later is too late. Where is the song when it's been sung? The dance when it's been danced? It's only we humans who want to own the future, too. We persuade ourselves that the universe is modestly employed in unfolding our destination.
We note the haphazard chaos of history by the day, by the hour, but there is something wrong with the picture. Where is the unity, the meaning, of nature's highest creation? Surely those millions of little streams of accident and wilfulness have their correction in the vast underground river which, without a doubt, is carrying us to the place where we're expected! But there is no such place, that's why it's called utopia.
The death of a child has no more meaning than the death of armies, of nations. Was the child happy while he lived? That is a proper question, the only question. If we can't arrange our own happiness, it's a conceit beyond vulgarity to arrange the happiness of those who come after us.”
- Tom Stoppard, The Coast of Utopia