Life After The Programme.

Hi Guys, Hope you're all keeping well. :-) Just wanted to see how people that have completed the programme are getting on since. Also following on from that, what little things did you take from the programme that really gave you that…

My Experience of Social Anxiety Group #6

I arrived relaxed to the meeting resolute to give my “presentation” via pictures/drawings as quickly as possible. This would afford me the opportunity to decide my own faith - control of my own “destiny” - in relation to the schedule…

My Experience of Social Anxiety group # 4/5

Well your wishes seem to have worked!!! I went to the last meeting, probably as calm as I did the first meeting. I think I am becoming more relaxed with the others in the group. I am beginning to finally, in an unconscious way, to feel comfortable…

Some thoughts on Social anxiety and some things I'm learning along the way #4

Following on from Blog #3 Of course its horrible encountering those sorts of people and situations, but I think I really have to weigh that up against what avoidance does to my life. It's not as horrible as waking up and realizing that you…

My Experience of Social Anxiety Group #3

Day 3 On leaving the meeting last week I believed I would not have any apprehension in going to this week’s meeting. However, to my surprise [I guess I was being too optimistic], I found it more difficult. On further reflection I can only…

Thinking Out Loud (About Social Anxiety) Post #3

Things to Think about if you are struggling with Social Anxiety  Here are a few points that stuck with me from the Mater Social Anxiety group and from what others have brought up in the follow-up group. They helped me a lot in bringing my…

Some thoughts on Social Anxiety & some of the things I am learning along the way (c)

The following is an further extract of the views expressed by one of our group members. It is been reproduced here with their explicit permission. Would love to hear your comments and reflections. Odhran I remember at the start of the group,…

My Experience of Social Anxiety Group - 2

Published on behalf of Group Member. Day 2: On leaving the meeting last week, as I said in the previous blog, I was looking forward to it without any trepidation. However, as the week progressed and I started to think more and more about…

My Experience of Social Anxiety Group - 1

Published on behalf of Group Member. Day 1 After quite a long wait I attended my first night at the social anxiety group. (If you are reading this I presume you know what I am talking about). With a little trepidation I “boldly plunged…

Some thoughts on Social Anxiety & some of the things I am learning along the way (b).

The following is an further extract of the views expressed by one of our group members. It is been reproduced here with their explicit permission. Would love to hear your comments and reflections. Odhran I can also say, that for a long time…