We need to understand the model of social anxiety in order to see how we can heal from it. A key piece is recognizing that we are trying to teach our threat system that we are safe in social situations, so that it can stop engaging to protect us.
We’ll talk about:
0:00 – I’m coming out with a SOCIAL ANXIETY book
0:58 – Remove barriers to connection, don’t force connection
1:35 – The basic model of social anxiety
2:44 – What the core of treatment looks like
3:33 – The secret of “Affiliation Mode”
4:30 – The goal in social anxiety treatment (it’s not to suppress your anxiety)
5:28 – Clinical bonus: The Metaphor of Curing Insomnia
I’m Dr. Thomas Smithyman, a clinical psychologist making videos to help people overcome social anxiety.
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