Are you always worried about what others are thinking of you? Do you avoid social situations because you are "too anxious?" Please join us for this 4 week class as we discuss how anxious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can hold socially anxious people from enjoying school, work, friendships, and so much more. We will help you stop hiding from socially anxiety and people by using Cognitive Behavioral skills to care more about yourself than others perceptions of you.
Randy Floyd, LSCSW
Randy is the founder of Midwest Anxiety. He is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who is an optimist and passionate about helping people focus on what they can do rather than what they can't do. Randy believes that building a strong therapeutic relationship and tapping into a person's strengths are the most essential components of the therapeutic experience. Randy is passionate about changing the way we do mental health. He is focused on making mental health normal, a positive experience. He is also adamant about doing mental health differently. Randy believes the "old ways" suggest mental health is for the "broken" or "mentally ill." Randy believes that "Everyone Struggles." Sure. Some people struggle more than others, but everyone struggles with something. With this belief, Randy is focused on providing a wide range of programs and services to help people be mentally well ;) Go give Randy a fist bump on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
4 WEEK CLASS
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm: Socially Anxious Basics
We will discuss the basics of social anxiety. What is the role of social anxiety? What are the two most important concepts to win the "social anxiety game?"
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm: Socially Anxious Thoughts
Your thoughts can either accelerate or decelerate social anxiety. We will discuss "social anxiety is neither helpful or hurtful, it is how you think about social anxiety that is helpful or hurtful." You will learn a new mindset of managing socially anxious situations.
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm: Socially Anxious Feelings
Socially anxious feelings @&%#. Many times socially anxious people will do whatever it takes to avoid the anxious feelings of rapid heart rate, trouble breathing, sweating, and much more. We will talk about how to celebrate the anxious feelings rather than fear the feelings.
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm: Socially Anxious Behaviors
Avoiding social anxiety makes it easier for the short term. But long term, it just keeps coming back. We will discuss how seeking reassurance, accommodations, and avoidance is keeping the socially anxiety going.
You'll be invited to join the class portal where you'll connect with us and your classmates. We love keeping in contact with you in between class sessions to answer your questions, provide resources, and get class discussions going.
After participating in this class you're eligible to become a member of the Monthly Club. Joining the Monthly Club, you'll get more of an individualized focus and accountability than our classes but not as much of a commitment as our individual therapy. You'll get access to all our resources and the opportunity to have a one hour per month video call with one of our therapist. If you've taken one of our classes, but not sure you want to jump to individual therapy, try the Monthly Club.
You will join the class in person at Pilgrim Coffee, 12643 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213.
You have the flexibilility of joining the class in person at Pilgrim Coffee or joining the class online. Live+Online is a great option if you are not able to attend all the sessions in person. You'll be provided a link to connect to the Live class online.
You have the flexibility of joining the class in person, online, or viewing the recorded class on your own time. Live+Online+Recorded is a great option if you want the maximum flexibility and are not able to attend all the class sessions at the scheduled date/time. You'll be provided a link to connect to the Live class online and the audio/video recordings after each class session.
Seating is limited. To guarantee an online seat, please register early.