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 –…

Recent Article in Irish Independent - by Shane Cochrane (12 August 2013)

AT A TIME when most of her peers were enjoying their first taste of independence, Laura was a prisoner. "I lived in college accommodation with other students who loved to go out every night – drinking and partying. I hardly ever came out…

Research - Invitation to get involved.

Get Involved! Social Anxiety Ireland are always interested in progressing our understanding of social anxiety so that new and more effective treatments may be developed. This is typically achieved through conducting well-designed research projects.…