Exercise and Social Anxiety - does it help?

Hi, Last year we did some investigating in scientific journals about whether or not exercise can help reduce social anxiety. You can read what we found out here. The TL;DR version is that we found that exercise can help alleviate social…

There's a new charity on the block (almost)

Good news, we have set ourselves up as a non-profit organisation and are currently waiting for our final approval for charity status which we expect any day now. This is a very exciting time for us! We now hope to grow and expand our services. Donations…

We are making some major changes!

Hi everyone! A lot of things are changing at Social Anxiety Ireland! New Address We have settled into our new address at . We have full access to a group room, office space, kitchen and toilets! You can find us at 8 Cabra Road, Phibsboro,…

Join us for the Great Dublin Bike Ride!

The Great Dublin Bike Ride Our psychologists Odhran McCarthy and Damien Lowry have registered for the 100 km Great Dublin Bike Ride on 11th September in order to raise some much needed funds for SAI. Already they have gathered a small team…

Reflections following Completion of Group

I am publishing this blog which was submitted to me by one of the members of a recent group. It is their reflections after the completion of our group treatment programme. When we are small we reach milestones. First word, first steps, first…

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…