Social Anxiety is more than just shyness felt during social events, it is a crippling fear of embarrassing yourself in front of others. This fear makes people avoid such situations altogether or feel extremely uncomfortable while they are in them. They might feel physical discomfort, including increased heart rate, sweaty palms, breathlessness, shaking, and may avoid eye contact. A person anxious of social gatherings is afraid that people are laughing at them, worries about sounding stupid in front of others, unable to say much for fear of coming across as boring, even the smallest mistakes would seem humiliating to them.
Who is it for?
Are excessively self conscious in social situation and worry for days or weeks before an upcoming social situation
Feel hesitant to talk to classmates, avoid eye-contact, are very reluctant to speak up during group projects
Fear meeting new people or making small talk
In the wayForward program you will learn concepts like:
Anxiety related behaviors
Breathing and relaxation exercises
Emotions and automatically arising negative thoughts related to social gatherings
Ability to focus on the positives
Face situations that might cause uou anxiety
If you are suffering from mental health issues, or worried about someone you know, click here for more information.