Understanding Social Anxiety and Shyness
Management and treatment of social anxiety
The main strategy used in treating social anxiety is to break the cycles that maintain it: to interrupt them, and change the patterns that keep them going. There are four main methods of breaking these cycles:
- changing thinking patterns
- doing things differently
- reducing self-consciousness
- building up confidence.
The combination of socially anxious patterns of thinking, safety behaviours, self-consciousness and lack of confidence gets in the way of being yourself, socially. These are the things that need to change.
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