Surviving Social Anxiety With Dr. D

What Is Social Anxiety?

Surviving social anxiety is hard. Some people can manage it far easier than others and I wanted to better understand so I reached out to Dr. D to help us better understand.

We’ve all had our fair share of anxious moments and a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness.

anxiety is a common condition that affects millions of people all over the world. Symptoms of anxiety can include feeling nervous, sweaty, shaking, heart racing, and difficulty breathing. These symptoms can make it hard to do everyday activities such as going to work or school, or even leaving the house. For some people, anxiety can be so severe that it interferes with their ability to live a normal life. People with social anxiety disorder feel extremely anxious in social situations, such as meeting new people, giving presentations, or attending parties. They may worry about being humiliated or rejected, and as a result, they may avoid social situations altogether. The good news is that there are effective treatments for anxiety, including therapy and medication. If you’re struggling with anxiety, don’t hesitate to reach out for help.

What Are The Best Ways To Manage This Type Of Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal emotion that we all experience at one point or another. It’s only when anxiety starts to interfere with our daily lives that it becomes a problem. If you’re struggling with social anxiety, there are a few things you can do to manage it.

First, it’s important to understand your triggers. What situations make you feel anxious? Once you identify your triggers, you can start to avoid them or prepare for them in advance. It’s also important to challenge your negative thoughts. When you’re feeling anxiety, try to counter your thoughts with positive affirmations.

Remind yourself that you’re capable and strong. Finally, it’s important to get regular exercise and eat a healthy diet. These activities help to release anxiety-reducing chemicals in the brain. If you’re struggling with social anxiety, remember that you’re not alone. Millions of people deal with this issue every day. With a little effort, you can learn to manage your anxiety and live a happy, fulfilling life.

Surviving Social Anxiety With Dr. D

Blossom Your Awesome Podcast #45 Dr. D – Surviving Social Anxiety 
I had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Rebecca DiVerniero, Ph.D. or Dr. D as she is known sharing her powerful insights on surviving social anxiety. 
Dr. D has worked in worked in higher education for almost two decades, with a focus (and three college degrees) in interpersonal communication. She says interpersonal communication is how we speak and act toward others as well as ourselves. 

While she’s loved working with university students she wanted to make this knowledge available to underserved communities. Having struggled with anxiety most of her life she knows all too well how difficult it can be to overcome. 

She founded the site – where she writes and teaches and offers low cost lessons. 

Her focus in bringing low cost teaching to the masses was in hopes of helping people with mental health disorders like social anxiety who just can’t afford conventional therapy or treatment. 

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Armed with a background in education and communication, she began developing low-cost lessons to help her clients improve the way they feel about themselves, as well as develop effective interpersonal skills.

She had so many wonderful insights as a social anxiety survivor herself.

Some of The Topics We Discussed Along With Tips For Surviving Social Anxiety

How does anxiety work?

What are the most common myths about anxiety?

What are practical tips and guidance to begin tackling it right now?

It’s all very practical so give it a listen – Blossom Your Awesome Podcast Episode #45

You can check out Dr. D at her website

You can find her on instagram – @survivingsocialanxiety

Her YouTube Channel – Social Anxiety Sucks 

To listen to another episode that touches on anxiety listen to the my conversation with David Woods Bartley on the Podcast here.


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