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“In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett  Don’t Punish Yourself for Failure Social failures resulting from leaving your social comfort zone can feel overwhelming. You approach a potential romantic interest, and then he/she abruptly declines you. Raise your hand to answer a question during a work meeting or in class – you give the… Read More

Social Anxiety

Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting Joyce Meyer Never Be Impatient – Getting Over Social Anxiety Takes Time Don’t rush the process. Overcoming social anxiety is no small feat. It’s very tempting to believe that there is one answer to your social anxiety, a simple solution that can make your anxiety disappear forever. However, the journey to overcoming social anxiety can have you… Read More

Palmar Hyperhydrosis sweaty palms

Having sweaty palms can be embarrassing, especially when you need to shake somebody’s hand. Sometimes you can get away with a simple fist bump, but in a formal setting like a job interview, that’s probably not appropriate. When you are nervous, and your palms become sweaty you may wonder why your hands produce so much sweat in the first place. Sweating is your body’s natural way of cooling itself off. This is… Read More

“Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions—not outside.” —Marcus Aurelius. Social anxiety disorder or severe shyness can be overcome with exposure therapy. This means placing yourself in performance and social situations. People with social anxiety, will fear/ dread these situations and/or completely avoid them. Avoidance isn’t an effective strategy in reducing anxiety in the long-term. Exposure training is usually done with… Read More