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How to use Exposure Therapy for Overcoming Social Anxiety

Exposure therapy is one of the most common therapies used today. It is a treatment for many different anxieties and phobias. In this post I will discuss how to use exposure therapy for overcoming social anxiety (as explained in Sean Cooper’s The Shyness and Social Anxiety System). What is exposure therapy? The main goal of […]

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Face-to-Face with Your Fear and Anxiety

“Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.” Mark Twain In many ways we may try to get rid of our fears and phobias by taking medication (or alcohol and drugs), going to psychotherapy, reciting affirmations, listening to hypnosis tapes, or by simply avoiding environments where we feel too […]

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Social Anxiety and the Amygdala

Much of our social anxiety is caused by an area in the brain called the amygdala. In this post I describe how the amygdala works to increase our anxiety and some treatments we can pursue to restructure and rewire our amygdalas. A lot of our social anxiety is affected by an area in the brain […]

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An Extreme Fear of Disapproval

Some people have an extreme fear of disapproval from others. This can often be driven by our evolutionary history (in the past, we depended on social approval from members of our tribe in order to survive), as well as social conditioning at a young age (from our parents and schools). One of the best methods […]

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How to Overcome Social Anxiety with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Everyone experiences a little bit of social anxiety depending on certain situations, but when we find that this anxiety impairs our ability to function in many everyday activities, then it may be time to seek out solutions such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Social anxiety is a general or specific fear regarding social situations. Almost everyone […]

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