Overcoming Social Anxiety & Social Phobia via Spiritual Healing.

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Overcoming Social Anxiety & Social Phobia via Spiritual Healing.

Post by Serena on April 19th 2010, 2:52 am

Social Anxiety Disorder (also called Social Phobia) is a very tough problem. So is their close cousin, Agoraphobia. All of these are very isolating, very painful syndromes. To make matters worse, most treatments out there do not include a spiritual dimension. This is unfortunate, because although social anxiety may have a physical aspect, it most certainly also has a spiritual aspect.

I have personally found this to be true, as I had these problems, and suffered from them for many long years.

Anyway I would like to share a great (nonprofit) resource for these issues. Social Anxiety Anonymous has a really good collection of online articles about a wide range of spiritual healing tools for these problems, "Twelve Gentle Steps for Overcoming Social Anxiety"

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Post by Wind-Dancer on April 19th 2010, 7:47 am

Hello and welcome to our family.Great site and very helpful info , thanks for sharing.

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Post by Spirit-Being on April 19th 2010, 2:03 pm

I to some degree suffer from Social Anxiety Isolation, but in my case i feel more comfortable keeping a distance, as i am a very influential person that adapts to the people around me, like a cameleon does to it's environment. On the other hand i do Love situations where i am called to Help (Healings), or Give of the harvest (vegetables) to the people in the neighborhood or people who need food. But to go to social functions, i certainly do have a rough time of it, and it would be nice to be able to deal with social situations more freely. I skimmed through some of the topics, on the link you provided, & bookmarked it. I hope to get to it, when i feel the time is right. Thank You Serena Very Happy

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Post by Linda on April 19th 2010, 3:17 pm

Thanks Serena, I too will be looking over the 12 Gentle Steps, and hoepfully learn to shed my wallflower camouflage (-: Linda
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Post by d-knots on May 3rd 2010, 8:31 pm

interesting topic
I recently met someone who
supposedly was agoraphobic
but said it was fear of cats
where I just looked it up and it's
not that (fear of cats ailuraphobia-greek);
thanks to wikipedia....

I always loved wide open spaces
but trudging from building to car to building
has made me agorophobic and that's not good.....
take me back!
to the days of ol'.....LOL

the warmer weather makes it easier to be in the wide, wide open.....
it's always easier with a friend....
Circle of Friends....LOL
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Post by Spirit-Being on May 10th 2010, 3:15 pm

It's nice to finally get out in the warm air once again, isn't Spring Wonderful.

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Post by Vanilla2 on May 11th 2010, 5:37 am

One of my problems is mingling and distributing myself around at gatherings, I always feel at a loss, just cant seem to do it well. also not very good at saying my goodbyes when I'm ready to leave.

Spirit-being, both Spring and Autumn are lovely times to get out in the open, both complete contrasts.

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Post by UniversalOneHealing on September 29th 2011, 9:19 am

Nice information. All 12 steps for overcoming social anxiety are wonderful. They all correlate with spiritual health. I have read them and very thankful to you for sharing it Serena!
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Post by sunmystic on November 10th 2011, 11:23 am

I am extremely empathic and the emotions and thoughts of others can be overwhelming to me. It is like being tossed around in a turbulent sea.
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Post by d-knots on November 21st 2011, 6:03 pm

I understand that being tossed feeling....
It's surely overwhelming
enough to cause severe
physical symptoms.

My mom flys through life
I like to be in Life
I can see the benefit of flying....LOL
Maybe in another life I'll fly.

Now I am a bit picky and choosy.
I believe alot of folks today are choosy.
It's ok we are one and the same
except for anyone evil.
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Post by beautydylan on June 29th 2012, 7:59 am

Thanks for this Serena, very useful Very Happy
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