Category: social anxiety

  • PRACTICE EYE CONTACT

    PRACTICE EYE CONTACT

    Making eye contact will provide you with valuable information about the person you are interacting with and the exchange itself. Particularly, you will get a more accurate idea of the type of interaction you are having, be it positive, negative or neutral. LEVEL 0: BY YOURSELF Stand in front of a large mirror. Simulate a…

  • WHY DO CERTAIN PEOPLE EXPERIENCE HIGH ANXIETY IN SOCIAL SETTINGS?

    WHY DO CERTAIN PEOPLE EXPERIENCE HIGH ANXIETY IN SOCIAL SETTINGS?

    In the realm of human interactions, social encounters can trigger varying degrees of nervousness. This phenomenon often puzzles us, especially when considering individuals with seemingly poor social skills or harboring negative self-evaluations. Shedding light on this complexity is the self-presentation theory—a conceptual framework striving to unveil why certain people experience heightened anxiety in social settings.…

  • DO SAFETY BEHAVIORS IN SOCIAL ANXIETY SABOTAGE  EXPOSURE THERAPY?

    DO SAFETY BEHAVIORS IN SOCIAL ANXIETY SABOTAGE EXPOSURE THERAPY?

    In the mid-90s, a study highlighted the nuances of exposure therapy in the context of social phobia, shedding light on the concept of “safety behaviors.” These behaviors act as crutches, allowing individuals to engage in exposure while mitigating excessive anxiety. Take, for instance, someone with a fear of conversing with strangers; they might opt to…