Social anxiety /social interaction is the fear of being in public places, to worry about what people will think of the clothes you are wear or what to say when you meet someone new.
Typically people worry about things that the other party don’t even find important. The good thing is that Social Anxiety is not only treatable but the treatment has a very high success rate. Social Anxiety attacks both the young and the old, and it is frequently seen in the elder, who make excuses to stay at home instead of attending family events and functions. At the heart of Social Anxiety is the fear of evaluation i.e. what will people say about me.
Understand the symptoms of social anxiety
Understand the physical symptoms of social anxiety, i.e. sweaty palms, sweating, inability to speak
Recognize the triggers of what causes you to have these attacks
Understand the situations you tend to avoid, such as parties, office lunches
Write down a list of situations that give you social anxiety
Practice relaxation techniques such as meditation
Practice breathing techniques
Learn to face your fears, if you are unable to help yourself, then you should meet with an experienced psychologist who is trained and has a track record of helping patients in these circumstances.
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About Dr. Prerna Kohli
She is a 100 women Achievers Award Winner (2016) from the Honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee
Dr. Prerna Kohli is a Clinical Psychologist, a Public Speaker, a Workshop Facilitator and also a Holistic Practitioner. She offers Heart-based workshops and lectures that focus on Life Balance, Self-awareness and Inner Peace. Dedicated to sharing her knowledge and compassion with others, Prerna blends intuitive wisdom with solid understanding, creating a powerful holistic approach, specializing in the areas of Emotional change.
Dr. Prerna Kohli is a leading Child Psychologist in India and provides individuals, families, parents and children counselling on being happy.