“What do Americans fear most? When surveyed about their greatest fear, Americans placed death second. Public speaking was first…The shakes and cold sweats many of us feel when we talk in front of a group are just one vivid example of social anxiety–an excessive fear of being judged negatively…People with severe social anxiety have few friends, drop out of school, may even be unable to work. Milder forms–which are far more common–take their toll in missed opportunities for advancement, lonely evenings and just plain frustration. But there’s a lot you can do…”
Published on May 14, 2013 by Barbara Markway, Ph.D. in Shyness Is Nice. From Psychology Today, by Barbara Markway, Ph.D., and Greg Markway, Ph.D. Try these seven strategies for reducing social anxiety. To read full post please click here.
With the help of hypnotherapy we may be able to mentally rehearse the strategies described in this article and allow them to sink into our subconscious mind, becoming part of who we are in an effective manner.