Social anxiety presents itself differently to different people. Some people are reluctant to speak to people they don’t know. Or they refuse to go to parties or even to just be amongst people. Some are reluctant to go for job interviews or to go out on a date. And they constantly worry about what others will think of them.
Some people are fine with people they don’t know. And they don’t worry too much at all. Meanwhile, others worry about what their friends, colleagues, or even their family think of them. We call this Social Anxiety and it is probably the most common phobia there is.
If you have a fear of being in social situations – that feeling of being put ‘on the spot’ then you’ll know what it feels like to live in fear of constantly being embarrassed, humiliated or judged.
Re-Running Events In Your Mind
Day to day, your social anxiety is likely to cause you to constantly re-run events in your mind over and over as well as being super critical of yourself. It’s unlikely that you’ve you ever really listened to your thoughts – the conversations going on in your head. It’s likely that you’re being super critical of the things you said or the things you did or didn’t do. You might even deliberately try to blend in with people and not be conspicuous or even purposefully underperform, all because of your anxiety. You might be someone who just gets on with work quietly and achieves well but feels embarrassed when someone notices.
At the end of your day, you’ll go home and start to overthink everything, giving yourself a hard time, worrying about all the interactions you’ll have had during the day.
Strangely there may be some circumstances where you feel confident and competent in your role, but go to other situations and settings and you feel very uncomfortable. Looking at you no one would know that you’re full of doubt, nerves and self-criticism.
It is common for those who are worried and anxious tend to have other problems such as OCD, IBS, self-harm issues, weight issues or depression. The root causes are similar. Stress, depression and low self-esteem can often go hand in hand with social anxiety too. The Thrive Programme® can help you addressed all of these things too.
Thinking Styles Affect Social Anxiety
As you work through The Thrive Programme® you’ll learn how your thinking styles have an impact on your behaviour. You will learn the skills you need to develop and strengthen your psychological foundations.
In reality, however, our social confidence may waver but the skills you’ll learn through The Thrive Programme® become your skills for life.
The Thrive Programme® Has Proven Results With Social Anxiety
We know that the Thrive Programme® has proven results, helping people just like you to overcome their social anxiety. It’s a quick process that focuses on the future; not dwelling on the past. The Thrive Programme® course takes between 6-8 weeks and within that time you’ll be feeling significantly more confident and more empowered as your social anxiety becomes a thing of the past.
For most clients completing the course, The Thrive Programme® is just the beginning of their thriving journey. No longer feeling inhibited by social anxiety thrivers find they are more attuned to exciting opportunities opening up that they may have missed in the past.