In the age of social media, it is easier than ever to see all that you could be missing out on. We may even say yes to events that would be inconvenient for us just so that we don't feel left out. We believe you should value your time more, so we've compiled a list … Continue reading How Can We Cope with FOMO?
When the societal pressures for success become unbearable, over a million Japanese youth escape by confining themselves to their rooms. This phenomenon has been referred to as Hikikomori. Hikikomori is seen as a culture-bound disorder and is characterised by similar traits to social anxiety and agoraphobia. However, it is a completely unique situation as the causes of … Continue reading The Hikikomori: Japans Lost Generation
We have all experienced this negative state of mind. While embarrassment might be an inevitable aspect of life, there are various ways through which one can control this type of emotion. Simply put, embarrassment is the state of mind that comes about when one fails at a particular task, venture, opportunity or event. The embarrassment … Continue reading How to Overcome Embarrassment?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking treatment that focuses on how thoughts, beliefs and attitudes can affect your feelings and behaviour. It suggests that thoughts create feelings which then creates a behaviour. This behaviour then reinforces the thoughts we have about ourselves. For example, Sally has social anxiety but has to attend a party on … Continue reading What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Social anxiety disorder is defined as a persistent and overwhelming fear of social situations where embarrassment may occur. This fear creates a significant impairment in social, occupational or other areas of functioning. This fear will typically last for 6 or more months. Some common symptoms are blushing, fast heartbeat, trembling, sweating, upset stomach, difficulty breathing, … Continue reading What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?