Children who lack confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they're scared of failing or disappointing others. This could lead to problems in functioning later in life. For this reason it is important to instil a healthy confidence in our children. Here are 7 effective ways to do this: 1. Allow your … Continue reading How to Boost Confidence in Children
What is Selective Mutism?
Selective mutism is a severe form of social anxiety. It results in an individual being unable to speak in certain social situations. However, this person may be able to talk with a few people that they are comfortable with, in a safe environment. It's important to note they are not choosing silence, they may wish to … Continue reading What is Selective Mutism?
Differences Between Introversion & Social Anxiety
The terms 'introversion' and 'social anxiety' often get conflated and are used interchangeably by the general public. Some people that may feel they identify with the concepts may not be able to tell whether they are in fact introverts, have social anxiety, or both. Are the two the same thing or is there something that … Continue reading Differences Between Introversion & Social Anxiety
What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?
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?