“I Knew I Had Social Anxiety When I Was Worried About Breathing Too Loud In Front Of People.”
In the world, countless studies and pieces of research have found that around 25% of the entire population will experience some form of mental health disorder in their lifetime. It doesn’t matter whether it’s stress, anxiety, depression, or anything else, all forms of mental health disorders must be taken seriously and must be properly understood if we wish to make changes.
Social anxiety for example, is surprisingly common, and is probably a great deal more common than you realize.
You may even know somebody that suffers from it, without even realizing it, and next thing you know it leads to another challenge such as health anxiety. If you wish to familiarize yourself with this awful affliction, you’re in the right place. Here’s a deeper look at social anxiety so you can understand what it is, why it is such an awful condition, and how it can be treated.
What is social anxiety?
Social anxiety is described as being a fear, or even apprehension, of being in social situations where interaction with other people may be required. Some people see this as a fear of being judged, ridiculed, or negatively evaluated by others. The condition is incredibly invasive to a person’s life and can seemingly envelop them, with no obvious signs of escape.
Worst of all is the fact that it is seen as a chronic condition, because it won’t suddenly clear up and go away on its own, like a common cold virus does. No, to help cure oneself of social anxiety, there is a lot that can, and must, be done.
It isn’t a choice
There are some ignorant people out there who believe social anxiety to be nothing more than a form of anti-socialism. It isn’t, and can in fact lead to a feeling of depersonalization. People do not choose to suffer with social anxiety, and it certainly isn’t the same as being too tired to speak to others. Social anxiety is literally a feeling of despair and fear when placed in social situations beyond their control.
You can’t just ‘get over’ social anxiety
Again, people can be very ignorant, and pretty stupid if we’re being honest, when it comes to social anxiety. People have been known to make comments like ‘get over it’ or ‘get a grip’ which have done the sufferer no favours whatsoever.
“You wouldn’t tell a person suffering with pneumonia to just ‘get over it’ so why should you say it to a person with social anxiety?”
The simple answer is that you shouldn’t!
It isn’t the same as being a bit shy
People come in all shapes and sizes, and they have different personalities to match. Some people are extroverted and are great at speaking to others. Others are introverted and may be shy around people. Make no mistake about it, social anxiety is not the same as being shy. Shy people may struggle to talk to people they don’t know at first. People suffering with social anxiety may feel terrified when placed in situations with people they don’t know. As you can see, there is a big difference.
It can be treated and eliminated
The good news is that social anxiety can be treated, and cured, in a variety of ways. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one such powerful way to reframe your thought patterns and replace any limiting avoidance behaviours. Neuroscience Linguistic Programming is also a great way to target the core beliefs held in your subconscious mind, and replace them quickly.
Aside from these main ways exercise, meditation, and any any exercises that target the increase in your parasympathetic nervous system will limit the amount of fight or flight responses in your system, and replace it with a feeling of rest and digest.
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