The group is for adults who will develop skills in accepting social anxiety and pursuing valued action while participating in feared situations, conducting behavioral experiments, handling challenging social interactions, and in developing intimacy . Group members will also learn compassionate self-soothing and compassionate imagery using exercises from The Compassionate Mind Guide to Building Social Self-Confidence and Overcoming Shyness using CFT (New Harbinger Press, 2011) and from Chris Germer and Kristen Neff’s Mindful Self Compassion work. We will integrate ACT according to the work of Jane Fleming and Nancy Kocovski for shyness and social anxiety.
Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues
Types of Therapy: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)