Social Success Group
Shyness and social anxiety can be a struggle.
If you suffer from shyness or social anxiety you might avoid social situations and have trouble connecting with others due to strong fears of humiliation, rejection, and judgment. As a shy person, you may also experience panic attacks that make it even more likely that you'll avoid social situations.
This group will help you to overcome social anxiety, by learning to handle performance fears, test anxiety, and interpersonal concerns.
What does the group involve?
Eight group sessions, which will help you to:
- Understand how we get caught up by our fears of others' judgements, so that we avoid social situations and do unhelpful things to "play safe"
- Develop psychological flexibility skills to improve your ability to accept the feelings, thoughts, and behaviour that may arise as you learn to work past your anxiety and achieve what you care about
- Develop skills in mindfulness (noticing, flexible attention, willingness)
- Connect to your personal values, to guide actions that will build greater social confidence
You will also receive individual coaching from a provisionally-registered psychologist in approaching social situations using these skills. The group will provide you with self-help materials to use between meetings.