All posts tagged social phobia

Managing Social Anxiety

To help reduce social anxiety, therapy can be great, workbooks can be great…therapy plus a workbook?  Potentially very powerful, very effective. Managing Social Anxiety is part of the “Treatments That Work” series, which is almost entirely workbook-with-therapist friendly. Take a look.

For Shyness

Shyness: Evolutionary Tactic? (NYT): According to Daniel Nettle, a Newcastle University evolutionary psychologist, extroverts are more likely than introverts to be hospitalized as a result of an injury, have affairs (men) and change relationships (women). One study of bus drivers even found that accidents are more likely to occur when extroverts are at the wheel. […]

Social Anxiety Q&A

Questions about Social Anxiety Disorder answered at HelpGuide.

CBT v. Social Anxiety

A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vignette from Judith Beck begins this way: My client, I’ll call her Alison, has social anxiety. Like many people with her problem, she holds a strong belief: “I shouldn’t call attention to myself.” Alison believes at heart that there is something inherently wrong with her, something that could potentially lead people […]

More Than Shy

…could it be Social Anxiety?  A Q&A at The Friendship Blog. People with social anxiety feel like they are constantly being evaluated by other people and even may become viscerally uncomfortable in the presence of others. Given these uncomfortable feelings, it’s understandable that the person would try to avoid or escape from social situations, even […]

Coping with Social Anxiety Disorder

Article about social anxiety disorder includes these tips for dealing with a panic attack: Sit upright, if possible – this increases the capacity of your lungs to fill with air. Control your breathing – breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth in a steady rhythm. Try to breathe out twice as long […]

CBT v. Social Phobia

NPR looks at Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Social Phobia. Reporter Alix Spiegel profiles one patient — a woman we’ll call Judy Smith — who sought Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help her deal with her social phobia. We spend time with Judy, show how the therapy works and find out why it helps her in ways […]