How To Deal With Social Anxiety Disorder

If you are looking for ways on how to deal with social anxiety, then this article will show you how to effectively deal with your problem.

Social anxiety disorder is characterized by an excessive and unrealistic fear of interacting with other individuals. They often worry excessively about exhibiting physical symptoms of anxiety such as blushing, sweating, or trembling. Because of this, they also tend to avoid those situations as much as possible.

Their actions often include avoidance, trying to be invisible, avoiding eye contact, and other acts that are meant to keep others from noticing their behaviour.

When one has a social anxiety disorder, one may seem unfriendly towards others. In fact, they may avoid any type of contact with others and have an intense fear about social interaction. The fear is not unreasonable. Those who have social anxiety disorder often do not know how to approach another person. It seems as if they are stuck in the anxiety loop and cannot think of what to do in these situations.

What makes it difficult for them to engage in social situations is they worry about what others are thinking of them. They fear being judged in a negative way. Because of this, they suffer from low self-esteem and try to hide their symptoms. As a result, this causes further lowered self-esteem and self-criticism.

The best way for them to deal with this is the leave the space they are in. They do this through having an anxiety attack (which keeps them emotionally safe!)

Treating Anxiety is simple. First, raise their self-esteem so they feel good about who they are so they no longer feel judged.

Second, identify the cause of the problem and treat that – which relates to control.

Besides counselling, I often use hypnotherapy to reinforce the desired state.