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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about what characterizes social phobia/anxiety and mentioned briefly that the most effective treatments have an exposure-based component.

Now, occasionally when I tell my clients, new or current ones, about exposure-based interventions it’s natural to witness a fearful facial expression,  a moment of surprise, or hear the words “there is no way I’ll do that.”

Was that your reaction when you read about social anxiety and exposure work?

As a clinician that fundamentally believe in gently inviting clients to face those uncomfortable private experiences because I’m fully aware of how debilitating is to continue to engage in avoidant behaviors, I can only tell you that: You don’t need to do anything you don’t want; it’s your decision at the end. 

You can keep doing what you have been doing or we can try something differente. Your call.

If you’re willing to take a risk and do some exposure work, then I would like to ask you one simple question: would it be worth to face what you’re afraid of in social situations in the spirit of living a values-based life?

No one except you can answer those questions. If you have been struggling with “loneliness” because of social phobia/anxiety, you know where the “avoidance path” could take you. If you want to work towards creating intimacy in your relationships or a values-based life, there is room to grow in the midst of your struggle.

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 Are you ready to do what you deeply care about and

- Ditch other people’s definition of success to pursue your own?

- Bring all your expertise to what you do without dealing with negative costs to your wellbeing?

- Develop a new mindset to do what you deeply care about without negatively affecting other areas of your life in the long run?

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I hope you enjoy!