Sorry, but this therapist does not understand the dynamics of social anxiety. We, as people with social anxiety, have constantly faced our fears ever since birth ? we’ve had to ? and we feel more fearful now than we did in the past.
In this case, seek another therapist. It is imperative you find a psychologist who understands social anxiety disorder completely ? because if they don’t even know what it is ? how will they know what to do to help you overcome it?
Getting over social anxiety disorder is not an easy task, nor is it a difficult one. Many thousands of people have already done it.
While you’re in the middle of the social anxiety syndrome, it feels hopeless ? it feels that you’ll never get any better. Life is just one gut-wrenching anxiety problem after another.
But this can be stopped, quenched, and killed in a relatively short period of time ? by finding a cognitive-behavioral therapist who understands and specializes in the treatment of social anxiety.
1. An understanding and awareness of the problem,
2. A commitment to carry through with cognitive-behavioral therapy even when it is repetitious and seems difficult,
3. Practice, practice, practice to get that information (i.e., cognitive methods, strategies, and concepts) deep down into your brain - so that these cognitive methods become habitual and automatic,
4. Participation in a social anxiety therapy group in which you can slowly and gradually work on problems that cause you anxiety in the real world.
That is, the person who feels anxious while reading in public uses specific strategies to meet his goal, whereas the person who wants to learn how to make introductions and engage in small talk during social activities slowly works toward her goals. We use role-plays, acting, the tape recorder and video camera, question and answer periods, mock job interviews, and doing foolish things deliberately as part of our behavioral therapy group for people with social anxiety.
Note: A ladder or "hierarchy" should be used as a flexible guide in planning. We want to practice, meet our goals, move up our expectations, meet our goals, move up our expectations, until our goal is finally met.
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