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Decreased symptoms by up to 75%
Increased their quality of life by up to 89%
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Social Anxiety Therapy: Treatment Of Social Phobia
If you are looking for the most effective psychological treatment for social anxiety, Task Forces from both the American and Canadian Psychological Associations have established that cognitive behaviour therapy for social anxiety has received the most scientific support.
How can social anxiety therapy help overcome social anxiety?
A review of over 300 published studies has shown that 82% of people receiving cognitive behaviour therapy for social phobia do better than people not receiving this type of social anxiety therapy (Butler et al., 2006).
Treatment for social anxiety with social anxiety therapy can result in long-term changes. Studies have shown that people can maintain their gains up to 12 months after social phobia therapy has ended (Salaberría et al., 1998).
People with social anxiety experience a decreased quality of life compared to people without social phobia. Cognitive behaviour therapy for social anxiety has been found to lead to an increase in quality of life. Thus, treatment for social anxiety with social anxiety therapy can provide social anxiety help in the most important spheres of your life (Eng et al. 2001).
- Social anxiety therapy can help change the negative perceptions common in people with social phobia, such as overestimating that negative events will happen to them in social settings (Lucock & Salkovskis, 1988) and underestimating their ability to cope with embarrassing events (Edelmann, 1985).
Being a psychologist specialized in therapy for social anxiety I can help you to overcome social anxiety. If you are interested, find out how my success with social anxiety therapy compares to these published research studies.
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Social Anxiety Help: Learn To Overcome Social Anxiety With Social Anxiety Therapy
Psychoeducation: Social anxiety therapywill provide you with basic knowledge about social phobia, such as symptoms and how therapy for social anxiety will provide social anxiety help.
Cognitive Restructuring Of Negative Thinking: People with social phobia tend to experience negative perceptions about their ability in social situations as a result of falling into ‘cognitive traps’. To overcome social anxiety, you will need to change these. Social anxiety help with social phobia therapy will help you change the way you think of social situations.
Changing Core Beliefs Related To Social Situations: If you have been experiencing social phobia throughout your life, social anxiety therapy will focus on changing core fears that are likely maintaining your social phobia. Examples include, “I always make a fool of myself”, “People always judge and laugh at me” and “I’m just not good in social situations”. In order to overcome social phobia, you will learn how to change these beliefs.
Exposure Therapy: In order to overcome social anxiety, social anxiety treatment will eventually focus on you facing your fear. You will create a hierarchy graded by anxiety level of social situations that elicit anxiety or that you avoid. Social phobia therapy will help you to gradually put yourself in these situations and use the above coping techniques to help you regulate your anxiety and to experience that your fear of being humiliated or embarrassed does not come true.
What Is Social Anxiety? Do I Need Social Anxiety Treatment
Social anxiety therapy can help treat social anxiety if you experience the following:
- A persistent fear of being in social situations in which you feel you may be humiliated or embarrassed.
- Social situations lead to an intense anxiety response or panic attacks.
- You recognize that the fear, although very unpleasant, is excessive or unreasonable.
- You avoid social situations or you endure them with intense anxiety and distress.
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