Category: Social Anxiety

On the Rocks

The easy way to control your drinking to help reduce anxiety

“Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it, the less you are able to see its effect on you” Jay M Bylsma   In my article…

The role of self-acceptance in reducing anxiety

“No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance” Robert Holden   Self-acceptance. So easy in notion, yet so problematic in practice. Those with anxiety often find the…

How to deal with the feelings of loneliness brought on by anxiety

“Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact” Martha Beck   Today’s post is being written from my cabin on the Mont St Michel ferry as I…

Stop apologising, stop explaining yourself

Stop apologising and stop explaining yourself – it does nothing for your self-esteem

“Never apologise for showing your feelings. When you do, you are apologising for the truth” José N. Harris   A couple of years ago I was on a work call with a…

Importance of eye contact in reducing social anxiety

The importance of eye contact in reducing social anxiety

“Eye contact is way more intimate than words will ever be” Faraaz Kazi   Eye contact is an incredibly important part of human interaction and communication. Facial expressions, especially those…

Crowded Shops

Christmas crowds and sales stampedes – how to not feel anxious in busy places

“It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave” Mandy Hale   Over the past few weeks I’ve been out shopping a number of times….

Social Gathering

The one piece of advice you’ll need to reduce your social anxiety and feel more relaxed meeting new people

“One of my main regrets in life is giving considerable thought to inconsiderate people” Jarod Kintz As a child and well into my teens I was always a very confident…