Watch the video above on tips for how to deal with anxiety in social situations. I just wanted to mention a couple of other useful tips beyond what I have mentioned in the video.
Social anxiety is about worrying what others think of us.In truth living our lives wholesomely is never about having to be something for another. All we can ever be at any given moment is true to ourselves and what we have to offer.If we are feeling fear inside we can lovingly accept that. However we all do have something to offer and this is what we need to learn to focus on.
Some of my clients feel they don’t have anything to offer. I guarantee that this is not true. If you are experiencing anxiety one thing you can always offer is understanding and compassion for others who feel the same. In fact you may well be a sensitive , compassionate human more so than others. What more wonderful thing could you offer the world?
Actually all of us can offer acceptance of other humans and the more we learn to accept ourselves the more we will be able to do this. In a social situation you don’t have to say much while you are learning to accept your anxiety and be more centered. However if you are warm and you offer acceptance to other humans they will definitely enjoy being with you. Slowly over time you can start to speak more of what comes to you to say.
If we treat our anxiety with acceptance and we slowly aim to offer the world our true beautiful selves. We will heal.