Many people get nervous in front of strangers. How do you know if it’s a serious enough problem to seek help?
Signs of social phobia:
You get intense anxiety around people
You avoid social situations frequently
Your body acts up. Pounding heart, sweating, shaking, blushing, tight muscles, upset stomach, or diarrhea.
You need a drink before seeing people
It starts interfering with normal life
This has been a problem for some time
A stranger walks in to the store and your body freezes up. It’s not good timing since your boss is expecting you to do sales. It’s really frustrating when it seems so out of your control. The question that many people who suffer from social anxiety ask is, “am I weird?” Why does it seem so natural for other people to talk with one another? Along with this frustration comes a sense of loneliness. It’s hard to make new friends. It seems out of question to even begin flirting with someone attractive.
The problem with social anxiety is that it becomes a habit. It becomes easier to avoid people than to try. It perpetuates a feeling of low confidence so that it becomes even harder to meet new people. It can cause someone to go at lengths to avoid and even lose someone a job or miss opportunities.
One of best known ways to treat social phobia is to see a therapist for CBT. This is a way to discover what is keeping the cycle going and find strategies to reverse it.
With my help, you can:
Rebuild your confidence
Learn to relax in social situations
✔ Challenge negative thoughts
Find a long term solution to social anxiety
One of the greatest measure of success is motivation. Clients that I’ve had truly wanted to break free. My training through a Masters in Counselling has given me the knowledge to help. My ability to connect with my clients and work at their pace is what brings the results. If you are at the place where you are motivated to change, then the chance is we can do something about it.
For Social Anxiety Counselling, call Lindsay today or alternatively book an appointment online..