No More Social Anxiety


Let me offer you a potential metaphor that you might find helpful in reducing & eliminating social anxiety and panic attacks.

Helpful Metaphor

When you turn on your television, you don’t just watch whatever is shown to you. Today’s savvy viewers speed through commercials, browse Netflix titles, or only watch previously recorded programming that suits their tastes.

So why would you or anyone, accept whatever thoughts you find in your mind?

Get selective!

How do thoughts get into the mind in the first place? Through a lot of ways, the primary of which is your senses – eyes, ears, and feelings. Everything you’ve ever learned and experienced (which can produce unwanted feelings of social anxiety) now functions like filters, and you automatically respond to life through them.

Get Serious

The next logical consideration is that you’re not the same person as you once were, and these filters require updating. Just like computer programs, our learnings and experiences program us, and they occur by happenstance, so we need to filter out obsolete thoughts, beliefs, and expectations. We can replace them by deliberately creating new, more relevant programming that works in our favor and not against us.

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Author: calgarypsychologists

As an Executive coach and licensed Psychologist, I assist professionals, individual entrepreneurs, and corporate clients with interests and challenges related to personal and professional development. Posts reflect client concerns and actions. You don't need to be an executive to secure coaching for yourself, but you should have a degree of ambition. Strategizing on how your career or life might improve and move forward takes time for reflection, either on your own or through dialogue. Opportunity is required to reflect well upon new and detailed information regarding your strengths and weaknesses. Sound consideration leads to a strategy that produces informed action, which precedes success. Wear your strengths like a badge of honor & be cautious of areas you may tend to error in.

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