psychologists can help cure social anxiety disorders, and the shyness
associated with them. These
professionals use several methods to help their patients — such as medications
and CBT or cognitive behaviour therapy.
Both prescribed and natural medicines may be used and there’s often a
combo package that works best for some patients. Your health care professional can help you with
the “juggling act”.
A few people who
suffer from social anxiety disorder or shyness want to try to help themselves
first. There are a few methods you can
use that you may want to try. Natural
herbs and supplements are not addictive and most often, there’s no side
effects. Another thing you can do is to
change your attitude. Certain changes in
attitude will help you overcome social anxiety disorder.
not place unrealistic expectations on your shoulders. Make goals that you know you can reach, and
that are attainable in small steps. If
you have the view that others are judging you or criticizing you and that
you’re not perfect, then don’t listen if that bothers you! Everyone makes mistakes, often on a daily
basis, and that’s only being human.
Don’t forget those first baby steps.
Speak to a neighbor and smile and just say hello, if large crowds or
groups make you anxious.
you are at school or work, give someone a compliment. Besides making someone happy, it will help
you to open up. The next day, expand on
that “first contact” and include another person, or perhaps hold a
small discussion about the weather.
Eventually, you’ll be able to talk to anyone and everyone and your
horizons have now expanded tremendously.
Speak up if you’re in a group and someone makes a comment you disagree
up on current events and what’s happening in the world. You’ll have plenty of things to talk about,
then. Be a great listener and freely
offer compliments, when warranted. If
you are at home, practice in front of a mirror.
After all, you are your best critic!
Don’t get too formal in a conversation, especially with yourself, and
have fun. Smile occasionally. If you still find it hard to open up to
anyone, then consider a social anxiety hotline.
They can really help and are experienced at speaking with shy people.