Dying of embarrassment: overcoming shyness
Do you perform required social tasks only when absolutely necessary? Do meeting, greeting, andmixing with others make you feel apprehensive and self-conscious? If so, this class is for you. Stopwatching life from the sidelines! You'll learn a simple, proven, systematic method for dealing with avariety of social situations. Gain new confidence and self-esteem, and find genuine enjoyment ininteracting with others.
Understanding the problem1. After getting some background for understanding the source and degree of your fears, you'll explore some beginning steps for overcoming your social phobias.Building a foundation for change2.Find out how to take the first steps toward self-improvement using the three keyfactors that result in positive changes and the Social Success Cycle.The Social Success Cycle3.Learn how to gain the courage needed to attend social functions, then learnsome strategies for handling potentially awkward situations you mightencounter. Applying the model4.Building on what you learned in Lesson 3, learn how to bolster your confidenceand manage apprehension when dealing with others.Changing for good5.Gain a better understanding of the concept of relapse and what to do to preventit. Learn the importance of a balanced lifestyle and develop skills for continuingyour growth beyond this course.Where do I go from here?6.Evaluate the progress you have made, and examine the options of professionalhelp and medication. You will also learn how to handle a potentially shy child.
Understanding the problem
After getting some background for understanding the source and degree of your fears, you'll explore somebeginning steps for overcoming your social phobias.
Giving fear a name
Public speaking is the number one phobia in America. The common symptoms associated withpublic speaking (cold sweats, dread, and avoidance) have a name: social anxiety. More than 15million Americans experience similar reactions to a variety of social situations, exhibiting symptomsof the third largest psychological problem in the United States.Fortunately, there is a solution for this phobia. Through this course, you will learn to conquer your fears of public speaking and social interactions through positive thinking and learning how to takecommand of the situation.
Fear goes public
We're assuming that you enrolled in this course because you also are suffering from the effects of social anxiety. Maybe you don't call it that. Maybe you say you're shy, bashful, or reticent, or likethe late great George Harrison, you are just quiet. As we go through this course, we will be usingthe terms "shy" and "socially anxious" interchangeably. Regardless of what we call it, we don't haveto tell you how potentially crippling it can be. It fogs your mind, ties your tongue, and keeps youhome when you could be interacting with other people. It can even wreck families, ruin careers, andcan lead to a host of secondary problems such as depression and drug abuse. Worst of all, it robsyou of a sense of well-being.RealMediaPromo