Living With Social Anxiety
You tremble, blush, stumble over your words, talk yourself out of going, feel like crying and so much more. Social Anxiety is perhaps the most common of all anxieties. It can make you worry about social situations for days or even weeks ahead of time. Sufferers often spend many days afterwards replaying everything that went wrong. It’s a tough place to be. This section will help you decide whether therapy for social anxiety might be helpful.
According to NICE: rates of Social Anxiety Disorder are as high as 12% *. This means almost 1 in 8 of us are likely to experience Social Anxiety. Although it can feel very isolating, you’re not on your own. Social Anxiety’s very common indeed.
Do You Have Social Anxiety?
It can be helpful to know the signs and symptoms of Social Anxiety. It might help you decide whether it’s time to take action and do something about it.
Here are a few examples:
- embarrassment, shame, loneliness
- panic attacks or excessive worry
- trembling hands, shaky voice, racing thoughts
- difficulty inviting people into your home
- can’t start a conversation
- don’t like interacting with shop assistants
The very fact that you’re concerned enough to check might mean that you’re living life in an anxious way. If you’ve not already tried it, this anxiety test will help you find out whether you’d benefit from some help.
Therapy for Social Anxiety
If you suspect that Social Anxiety is disrupting your life, do get in touch. In just a few short sessions, social anxiety can become a thing of your past.
Happiness really can be just around the corner.
Whilst you decide what to do, this mp3 might help.
Sources & Useful Links
* Source: SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER RECOGNITION, ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT National Clinical Guideline Number 159