Social Anxiety is like being shy only it runs deeper than that.
To be shy might mean you blush, or you're too shy to raise your hand in class.
If you have social anxiety, you will not only blush, but you might get an overwhelming fear of the social situation you are attending.
There are several self-help methods to overcome social anxiety and/or just being shy, but I've found one more that looks very promising.
It's part of a Calming Collection. Goodbye Anxiety, Goodbye Fear is a motivational and hypnosis CD.
I get skeptical when I see the word hypnosis, but this CD just might be the ticket.
The product description reads:
GOODBYE ANXIETY, GOODBYE FEAR is the third in the highly acclaimed Calming Collection Series. This CD includes four tracks: The first is called general fears, and is a very powerful tool , through the use of hypnosis, visualization, and imaginal exposure, to help eliminate and extinguish a wide variety of fears and phobias, including fear of public speaking, medical situations, relationships, confrontations and many other types of fears and phobias one might have. The second track is for fear of flying. The third track for fear of driving. Even if one doesn't have driving or flying issues, it can be useful to listen to the entire CD, as it provides additional reinforcement of the general concepts of relaxation and empowerment in challenging situations. The fourth track is a meditation component, to help one train one's mind to quickly release the thoughts that generate anxiety and fear. The Calming Collection provides simple direct solutions for dramatically reducing anxiety and with frequent use there is a lasting effect. These programs use the concept of hypno-meditation and were designed by Roberta Shapiro, M.Ed, a leading specialist in the field of anxiety management. There were formulated as a more rapid and helpful way to manage anxiety. Roberta Shapiro is a renowned psychotherapist in private practice in Florida, as well as a member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, The National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, the American Psychotherapy and Medical Hypnosis Association and Marquis Who's Who in American Women. She is the author of Birth Pains, and the first CD in the Calming Collection SLEEP SOLUTIONS, and the second in the series, GOODBYE WORRIES.
But more than the description, the reviews by actual people using this CD are great! And, these are verified buyers, which mean they have actually purchased and used this CD.
Some of the comments range from overcoming their fear of driving and flying, overcoming social anxiety, they conquered being shy, and more.
Take a look for yourself. Check out Goodbye Anxiety, Goodbye Fear and the customer reviews. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Good luck in conquering your Anxiety Madness!