socially anxious

Are you always worried about what others are thinking of you?  Do you avoid social situations because you are "too anxious?"  Please join us 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.


Presenter

Randy Floyd, LSCSW, Founder, Clinical Level Therapist

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 ;)


Class Recording

Please check out the recording of the Live class.  Hope you enjoy ;)


Schedule

7:00pm - 7:10pm: Class Introduction

7:10pm - 7:45pm: Discussion of Socially Anxious material

7:45pm - 7:55pm: Questions & Answers

7:55pm - 8:00pm: Follow up after class


social anxiety situations

These are common situations in which socially anxious people have difficulty.

  1. Initiating conversations/interactions
  2. Making mistakes in front of other people
  3. Asserting self during conflict
  4. Center of attention

all social Situations are neutral.  The #1 goal is to Change your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to become less anxious in social situations.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


Self awareness is the #1 Super skill.  Know your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors!


Anxiety CAN make youR......

  1. Thoughts
    1. Zone into the threat, thoughts become negative. 
    2. Difficult to focus on other things other than anxious situation.
  2. Feelings
    1. Experience various physiological sensations such as heart palpitations, sweating, headaches, etc.
  3. Behaviors
    1. Fight, Flight, or Freeze. 
    2. Generally need reassurance, accommodations, or avoidance.

Start with these basic cbt skills......

  1. Thoughts
    1. "Think the opposite thought"
    2. Say to yourself "I can handle whatever happens."
  2. Feelings
    1. "Push through" feelings. 
    2. Embrace being anxious.  This will allow you to develop skills to work through anxiety. 
  3. Behaviors
    1. Don't decrease the anxiety by seeking reassuring, accommodating, or avoiding

TWO THINGS HAVE TO HAPPEN FOR YOU TO BECOME LESS socially ANXIOUS:      you have to BE UNCOMFORTABLE AND BE UNCERTAIN.  


Resources


Classes

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Questions?

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Limits and Restrictions:

The materials distributed are provided with the understanding that the author and presenters are not engaged in rendering professional services. This is a psychoeducational class and information in the presentations or group discussions by the presenters, facilitators, or participants should not be considered to be medical, psychological, legal, financial, or spiritual counsel. The presentations and written materials are not intended to provide medical, psychological, legal, financial, or spiritual services or counseling. If expert assistance or counseling is needed, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Any opinions, finding, recommendations or conclusions expressed by the author(s) or speaker(s) do not necessarily reflect the views of Midwest Anxiety, LLC.