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Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety

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Social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, is an anxiety disorder that can cripple the mind into thinking that there is a clear and present danger when exposed to normal social gatherings or environments.  This anxiety involves the unreasonable condition that everyone is watching, talking, or laughing at you, even if they are people you have good report with.

Unreasonable Expectations

A person with social uneasiness is always thinking he or she will commit errors, look terrible, and be humiliated or embarrassed before others. The trepidation may be aggravated by an absence of social abilities or involvement in social activities/conversations. The uneasiness can incorporate with a fit of anxiety. As an after effect of the social anxiety, the individual bares certain social circumstances in unreasonable misery or may maintain a strategic distance from them to prevent critique. Furthermore, individuals with this issue regularly endure “expectant” nervousness – the pre-emptive anxiousness of a circumstance before it even happens – for quite a long time or weeks before the occasion. Much of the time, the individual is mindful that the apprehension is outlandish, yet is not able to overcome it.  Truly a war with one’s own mind.

Individuals with social anxiety behavior experience the ill effects of bad decision-making skills, including false convictions about social circumstances and the negative conclusions of others. Without treatment, social uneasiness can ruin all the important foundations of one’s life, like employment, education, relationships, and of course, physical well-being.

Symptoms

Individuals with a social anxiety issue may be anxious about a particular circumstance, for example, talking out in the open. Notwithstanding, the vast majority with social anxiety issues fear more than one social circumstance. Different circumstances that ordinarily incite uneasiness include:

  • Public eating or drinking
  • Group projects
  • Leading or giving directions
  • Waiting in line with crowds
  • Participating in team sports
  • Showing empathy in public spaces

It is not uncommon for social anxiety to be paired with other low-mood illnesses, like depression, OCD, or learning disorders like ADD.  It can often be difficult to treat social anxiety because it is not seen as the underlying cause for these symptoms at first glance.

Getting Help

You shouldn’t feel alone, if you have social anxiety, it’s the second most common form of anxiety in the States, with more than 19 million people who suffer from it.  It can be caused by a vary of different reasons, starting with your environment.  Those who have social anxiety are responding unreasonably to their current environment, but their previous environment could be why they arrived in such a state.

A traumatic event in one’s childhood can sometimes be why they act so guarded and apprehensive around others. This affects the mind by programming it to always be in “fight or flight” mode, which is not only unnecessary, but unhealthy.

If you think or feel you are struggling with social anxiety or any other mental-emotional health issue, it’s probably best to speak to a Mental Health Awareness Coach so we can advise you on the best course of action and treatment for you and your particular symptoms. We provide complimentary, confidential phone consultations for all inquiries.

It’s important realise that there are Advanced Mind Coaching Solutions that can provide permanent freedom from anxiety in 2 to 4 sessions.

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Mental Health Issues: Ending the Stigma

Mental Health Issues: Ending the Stigma

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According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue at some point during their lives. However many choose to keep their condition to themselves rather than openly discuss it with friends and family. But why?

Sadly, in the past, there has been a stigma attached to mental health issues. From offensive terms implying those who are suffering are ‘crazy’ to cruel claims that the conditions are just ‘attention seeking’, there have been a number of ways those ignorant to the effects of mental health issues have criticised them.

Now, however, things are changing. In fact, a number of movements have been set up to eliminate the stigma related to mental health issues, such as the #TimeToTalk campaign set up by time-to-change.org.uk.

These campaigns aim to express the fact mental health issues are just as ‘real’ as physical diseases and deserve just as much attention.

If you want to be a part of such a positive change in society, there are things you can do to change your outlook on mental health issues.

 

Understand how many people are affected.

 

A mental health issue is not a ‘small-scale’ issue by any means. Anyone you know could be suffering from anxiety, depression, or another condition that affects the way they think and feel.

By understanding the sheer number of people around the world who are affected by mental health issues, you’ll likely begin to understand that it isn’t something that can just be ignored.

 

Focus on the mental wellness of yourself and those around you.

 

Try to incorporate mental wellness into your way of life. When you’re happy and healthy, these positive vibes will be shared with those around you.

Understand the importance of taking care of yourself and looking out for your mental health. Others may begin to follow suit. Someday, through the influence of dedicated supporters, people may take caring for their minds as seriously as many currently take looking after their bodies.

 

Be open to talking about issues.

 

If you’re willing to talk openly about mental health issues, others may pick up on it and begin to do the same. Demonstrate mental-emotional maturity and don’t be scared of discussing any negative feelings you’re experiencing.

The more we discuss our problems, the more they will become widely accepted within society. We’re already on the right track, so let’s go the distance.

 

Look at things from their perspective.

 

Empathy is key when attempting to understand those with mental health issues. While it may feel impossible to completely understand what the person is going through, you may wish to consider the way they are actually feeling.

Try to be curious about their situation. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. They may even appreciate having someone to talk to! Listen to their worries or complaints and try to make them feel as if you understand. Your efforts will be more than appreciated.

 

While these may seem like minimal steps, they can actually go a long way in influencing those around you and reducing the stigma relating to mental health issues. The key is to keep talking. Mental health issues are common, let those who are suffering know that support is out there.

 

We hope you like and benefit from this article and considering sharing it so others may benefit too.

 

Wishing you all the very best for the future!

 

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