How is Social Anxiety Treated?
The most commonly feared situations of a persona suffering from social anxiety are public speaking, attending parties or meetings, speaking to authority figures, initiating and maintaining conversations, informal speaking and dating. This can be a devastating problem, affecting a person’s life in many ways, including lowered career and academic performance, and more difficulty forming relationships and friendships.
Social phobia can be treated by a qualified and experienced psychologist, who will use evidence-based techniques to:
- Help you understand your own social anxiety disorder pattern.
- Challenge and change your relationship with habitual ways of thinking which create the anxiety;
- Help you let go of habitual unhelpful behaviours you may do in social situations.
- Decrease self-consciousness.
- Role-play and video-feedback in session to help you create self-awareness.
When you have gained enough skills and practice in sessions, gradually facing social situations which you may have avoided for a long time to build confidence that you can cope.