Wear it Like Armor and it Can Never Be Used to Hurt You

From Psychology Today We often see people with social anxiety who mold themselves to whomever they are speaking.  For example, clients tell us how they try to be like what they think the other person likes (demand characteristics or a social desirability bias to more...

Safety Behaviors in Social Anxiety

From PsychologyToday People with anxiety often perform “safety behaviors” during anxiety provoking situations. These safety behaviors make the person feel more comfortable in the situation by providing temporary relief from anxiety. However, safety...

Fear of Positive Evaluation

From PsychologyToday Social Anxiety Disorderis usually characterized by a fear of negative evaluation. People with social anxiety are very worried about being judged negatively. This fear is the reason that people with social anxiety often avoid social situations....

Hurricane Anxiety

Here is an excerpt of an article in the New Orleans paper Times-Picaune: Productive worrying Hurricanes may stress us out, but they can also spotlight our strengths Friday, September 12, 2008 By Chris Bynum Stress. Tension. Anxiety. Why don’t we just call it...