Social Anxiety or Shyness is marked by a consistent fear of being judged by others in “performance situations”. The individual fears that he or she will act in a way (or show anxiety symptoms) that will be embarrassing and humiliating.
The situations can range from personal conversations, to eating food in a restaurant, to giving a presentation at the office.
It’s helpful to break the cycle (see above) by reducing the frequency of escape and avoidance while challenging faulty thoughts and reducing or managing physiological symptoms (heart racing, sweaty palms, short breathing). For more information please contact Dr Albin at DrJayme@AsktheCBT.com or 212-631-1133