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…

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

The following is an 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 Looking back on my life, I can see it wasn't…

Living with social anxiety doesn't have to be a secret struggle

Opening up to friends and family about my anxiety attacks has been a vital step. However isolated you feel, you're not alone Since my teens, I have suffered daily with acute anxiety. This commonly presents itself in the form of social anxiety –…