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Road 2 Resolutions currently offers a coaching package for moving past social anxiety and improving confidence and ease in social settings.
The coaching package is delivered in 12 successive sessions with daily assigned cognitive behavioral strategies, proven to bring about changes in mindset. Most people who struggle with social anxiety report daily experiences with feelings of guilt, excessive worry and on occasion intense experiences of fear and or panic.
These feelings negatively affect the person’s daily experiences in his or her social relationships, in which the person’s needs for connectivity and belonging are not met. The primary issue people who struggle with anxiety experience is a pronounced fear of hostility from others resulting from an unexpected conflict because of an interaction.
Lack of Assertiveness
Social needs for connectivity and belonging are not the only needs not being met by sufferers of social anxiety. Due to the pronounced fear of hostility because of conflict, people who suffer from social anxiety also experience a lack of assertiveness. This means that there is a lack of courage in following through with goals and objectives, leading to a pattern of underachievement in the sufferer’s life. Furthermore, most people who struggle with social anxiety isolate themselves despite a desire to interact socially.
An attitude of helplessness
Overtime, people who struggle with social anxiety, develop an attitude of helplessness, due to a pattern of underachievement in their lives. A pattern in failing to follow through with goals and objectives becomes justified by a narrative of victimization. Such a narrative consists of real and perceived incidences of victimization. These incidences, specifically the real ones, are consistent with challenges most people attempting to accomplish similar goals and objectives will experience, and with effort can overcome with an attitude of optimism, confidence and assertiveness.
Depression typically marked by low motivation, low energy and a general lack of interest to accomplish anything meaningful, is a common symptom among people who struggle with social anxiety. Due to a pronounced fear of social interaction, resulting in a lack of drive and ambition to accomplish goals and objectives, people with social anxiety typical resort to a habit of putting in minimum effort to accomplish any goals. This is not due to laziness, but a fear of the inevitable when they must face their fears of having to interact with others. This pattern of putting in the bare minimum effort results in a pattern of failing to achieve or complete any meaningful goals in the person’s life.
Low Self Esteem
Going hand in hand with depression, is low self-esteem. People who experience social anxiety, due to associated failures with their struggles with social anxiety, end up having a low sense of self-esteem. This results in poor self-care, poor advocacy for self, and frequent associations with others who mirror and validate the perceived low self-worth of the sufferer.
Physical symptoms such as sweaty palms and periodic episodes of hyperventilation are common among people who struggle with social anxiety. This keeps the body in a constant state of fight or flight, which over time compromises the immune system, making the person susceptible to frequent incidences of illness.
Benefits of the program
Through social confidence coaching program, people who struggle with social anxiety will learn cognitive skills for moving past their recurring fears associated with social interactions. One of the first things clients in this program will learn is how to move past their fears which trigger their feelings related to social anxiety. This process involves learning and practicing of assertive skills.
Often when people see a therapist or a coach in regard to their struggle with social anxiety, they are looking for help to specifically help in the accomplishment of a goal, which they believe they can accomplish, but are hindered by their experiences with anxiety. Clients who participate in this coaching program, will implement learned cognitive behavioral strategies towards achieving neglected goals. During this process, other symptoms resulting from social anxiety will be addressed.
The philosophy of the coaching process is that as the client progresses through stages of addressing his or her identified goals, hindered by social anxiety, key symptoms will inevitably be addressed and resolved through the practice of cognitive behavioral strategies. Sessions are intensive and are scheduled over a period of thirty days. The frequency of the sessions creates the intensity and motivation the client needs to begin practicing the necessary strategies to change his or her mindset.
For more information about this program please contact Ugo by filling out the contact form. Ugo is a psychotherapist and life coach, who has over sixteen years of experience in the provision of therapeutic services.
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