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Social Anxiety and Unemployment


How Fictional Social Hierarchies Can Hurt Our Relationships

Many societies and cultures have “social rules” that determine how we should judge people and label them. I believe that many of these rules lead to social hierarchies (or fictional boundaries) that actually inhibit us from connecting with others in open, productive, and meaningful ways. In this article, I hope to explain how these social […]


Slow Breathing Exercise for Reducing Anxiety

This article provides a step-by-step guideline for how to practice slow breathing in order to reduce long-term anxiety and increase relaxation. According to research, 1 in every 5 adults has an anxiety disorder that affects their ability to function effectively throughout their everyday life. Many of these individuals never seek treatment for their condition – […]

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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 […]


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 […]