Within the fearful mind of someone in the midst of social anxiety, everyone else is exceedingly confident and connected… they belong, fit in, feel at ease. And we don’t. We’re obvious in our discomfort. Everyone can see the desperation on our faces as they engage in witty conversations with anyone but us. They wonder who invited us and what could we possibly have to offer…
Except nobody’s thinking those things but us, the one caught in the grip of the story.
Social anxiety keeps so many people from reaching their full potential, we had to out it for what it really is, folks – fear. And once you identify what story fear is telling you, you can overcome the debilitating effects of social anxiety and get out there and have some fun!
In this episode, Toni shares the number one belief that can eradicate social anxiety in an instant (once you truly believe it, there is no reason to fear any social situation)! Plus, some other tools and strategies for overcoming social anxiety.
Links from this episode:
- Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.
- Expose Yourself: A Case for Cultural Education
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