How to overcome anxiety and shyness

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Welcome to the How to overcome Anxiety and Shyness Course

event Our How to overcome Anxiety and Shyness course provides a fantastic insight into overcoming Anxiety and Shyness.

The course will explore anger and irritability, overcoming anxiety, low self-esteem plus much more.

In order to complete the course candidates must do the following:

  • Read all 14 Course Modules

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Module 1 What is social anxiety
This module helps you to understand what social anxiety is, how to define the problems, understanding the symptoms and much more.
Unit 1 What is social anxiety
Unit 2 Defining the problem
Unit 3 The symptoms of social anxiety
Unit 4 Living with Social Anxiety
Unit 5 Dwelling on the problem
Unit 6 Social Anxiety and Self-esteem
Unit 7 Negative Feelings in the Socially Anxious
Unit 8 The Effects on Your Daily Life
Unit 9 Varieties of social anxiety
Unit 10 Some Common Misconceptions
Unit 11 How common is social phobia?

Module 2 About shyness
This module helps you to understand shyness, regular symptoms, the effects caused, advantages and much more.
Unit 1 About shyness
Unit 2 Facts and figures about shyness
Unit 3 Is shyness a form of social anxiety, or is it something different?
Unit 4 Symptoms of shyness
Unit 5 Shyness and introversion
Unit 6 The effects of shyness
Unit 7 Shame and blame
Unit 8 Advantages of shyness
Unit 9 Shyness and rudeness
Unit 10 Cultural variations
Unit 11 Implications

Module 3 Is social anxiety all in the mind? The central role of thinking in social anxiety
This module explores the mental perception of social anxiety, units explored include the level of attention, underlying beliefs and assumptions, images in social anxiety and much more.
Unit 1 Is social anxiety all in the mind? The central role of thinking in social anxiety
Unit 2 What do we mean by thinking?
Unit 3 The level of attention
Unit 4 The level of automatic thoughts
Unit 5 The level of attention
Unit 6 The level of automatic thoughts
Unit 7 The level of underlying beliefs and assumptions
Unit 8 Images in social anxiety
Unit 9 The meaning of social situations

Module 4 Where does social anxiety come from? What causes it?
This module explores the origin of social anxiety, units covered include the origin, the arousal system, the meaning of the messages and much more.
Unit 1 Where does social anxiety come from? What causes it?
Unit 2 Cuases of Social Anxiety: Some Contributory Factors
Unit 3 Biological factors: what you are born with
Unit 4 The arousal system
Unit 5 Temperament or personality
Unit 6 The environment: what happens to you
Unit 7 The message you carry away
Unit 8 The meaning of the messages
Unit 9 The need for appropriate opportunities
Unit 10 Learning from the experience of problems
Unit 11 Bad or traumatic experiences
Unit 12 The demands of different life stages
Unit 13 Present stresses
Unit 14 How do all these factors interact?
Unit 15 Some concluding comments

Module 5 Explaining social anxiety: Understanding what happens when someone is socially anxious
This module explores the depth of social anxiety, units explored include the current cognitive model of social anxiety, the processes which keep social anxiety going, maintenance cycles and much more.
Unit 1 Explaining social anxiety: Understanding what happens when someone is socially anxious
Unit 2 The current cognitive model of social anxiety
Unit 3 Illustrating the main processes that keep social anxiety going
Unit 4 Examples of maintenance cycles involving safety behaviors
Unit 5 Examples of maintenance cycles in which self-consciousness plays a central part
Unit 6 Examples of maintenance cycles involving beliefs and assumptions
Unit 7 Examples of other kinds of maintenance cycles

Module 6 Starting points
This module explores starting points, defining aims, recording progress, coping with problems and much more.
Unit 1 Starting points
Unit 2 A general point
Unit 3 Defining your aims
Unit 4 Keeping track of your progress
Unit 5 Trying things out and pacing yourself
Unit 6 Helpful and unhelpful ways of coping with the problem
Unit 7 Planning stress-free activities: a sense of proportion
Unit 8 The first approach to feeling isolated, or lonely
Unit 9 Some helpful principles to bear in mind
Unit 10 Persistence and progress go hand in hand
Unit 11 Deciding how to use the suggestions in this part of the course
Unit 12 Answers to some of the questions that people often ask
Unit 13 How can you learn about conventions?
Unit 14 Questions about anxiety
Unit 15 Questions about getting better
Unit 16 Would it be helpful to take some medication?
Unit 17 What if social anxiety Is only a part of the problem?

Module 7 Changing thinking patterns
This module touches on thinking patterns, units explored include kinds of thoughts, the methods to change your thinking patterns and much more.
Unit 1 Changing thinking patterns
Unit 2 Different kinds of thoughts
Unit 3 The main strategies for changing thinking patterns
Unit 4 Step 1: find out what you are thinking
Unit 5 Patterns of biased thinking
Unit 6 Step 2: looking for alternative ways of thinking
Unit 7 Questioning your upsetting thoughts
Unit 8 Key questions for step 2: looking for alternatives
Unit 9 Answering your upsetting thoughts
Unit 10 Thoughts record for looking for alternatives
Unit 11 Finding ‘good’ alternatives
Unit 12 What makes searching for alternatives difficult?
Unit 13 How to make it easier for yourself
Unit 14 Putting the steps together
Unit 15 Making flashcards, to help you remember new patterns of thinking

Module 8 Doing things differently
In this module you will learn how to do things differently, units explored include facing fears, taking risks and much more.
Unit 1 Doing things differently
Unit 2 What would changing your behavior mean?
Unit 3 Ways of doing things differently: mini-experiments
Unit 4 Changing safety behaviors
Unit 5 Steps towards giving up safety behaviors
Unit 6 What if the worst thing happens?
Unit 7 Facing the fears by stopping avoiding things
Unit 8 Keeping records of your experiments
Unit 9 Other kinds of experiment
Unit 10 Should you be trying to learn how to do things right?
Unit 11 A digression about conventions
Unit 12 Taking risks and making mistakes
Unit 13 Some general points about doing things differently

Module 9 Reducing self-consciousness
In this module you will learn about reducing self-consciousness, units covered include understanding self-consciousness, reduction, experiment and exercises plus much more.
Unit 1 Reducing self-consciousness
Unit 2 The effects of self-consciousness
Unit 3 An exercise
Unit 4 Reducing self-consciousness
Unit 5 The two-way experiment
Unit 6 Making use of observation: curiosity in practice
Unit 7 A postscript on self-consciousness and keeping safe

Module 10 Building up confidence
This module will be about confidence building, units touched on will include Building confidence, beliefs and assumptions, new information and much more.
Unit 1 Building up confidence
Unit 2 Where does confidence come from?
Unit 3 Is self-confidence different from this?
Unit 4 Behaving ‘as if’
Unit 5 Seeking out success
Unit 6 Underlying beliefs and assumptions
Unit 7 A reminder about the different levels of cognition
Unit 8 Where do beliefs and assumptions come from?
Unit 9 How beliefs and assumptions work
Unit 10 Changing underlying – or undermining – beliefs
Unit 11 Searching for new information
Unit 12 Building more positive beliefs
Unit 13 Changing assumptions

Module 11 Putting it all together
This module will explain how to combine strategies, units in this module will include fitting strategies together, principles to consider, seeking help and much more.
Unit 1 Putting it all together
Unit 2 Summary of strategies for overcoming social anxiety
Unit 3 How do the different strategies fit together?
Unit 4 Some principles to bear in mind
Unit 5 Enlisting the help of other people
Unit 6 Some common difficulties

Module 12 About being assertive
This module will help you to understand how to be assertive, units in this module will include assertive behaviour, confidence building, negotiation skills and much more.
Unit 1 About being assertive
Unit 2 Balancing passivity and aggression
Unit 3 Changing yourself, not others
Unit 4 Having the confidence to say ‘no’
Unit 5 The skills involved in negotiation
Unit 6 Handling difficult moments
Unit 7 Criticism and complaints
Unit 8 Confrontation and conflict
Unit 9 Compliments
Unit 10 Striking a balance

Module 13 The legacy of being bullied
This module will help you to understand bullying, units in this module will include facts about bullying, understanding the bully, effects of being bullied and much more.
Unit 1 The legacy of being bullied
Unit 2 Some facts about bullying
Unit 3 Some effects of being bullied
Unit 4 Reactions to being bullied
Unit 5 Understanding the bully
Unit 6 Overcoming the more enduring effects of being bullied
Unit 7 Identify your internal critical voice
Unit 8 Identify your triggers
Unit 9 Think about how your habitual reactions may maintain the problem
Unit 10 Re-examine your beliefs about your value or worth
Unit 11 Develop a system of support
Unit 12 Concluding points

Module 14 Relaxation
This module will look into Relaxation, units in this module will include learning how to relax, physical and mental relaxation, preparation, practice and much more.
Unit 1 Relaxation
Unit 2 Relaxation has to be learned
Unit 3 Stage 1: Preparation
Unit 4 Stage 2: Practice
Unit 5 Stage 3: Application
Unit 6 Progressive Muscular Relaxation
Unit 7 Stage 4: Extension

 


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