Month: January 2019

Embrace your fear of evaluation

Social anxiety is maintained by resistance to the possibility of judgement and rejection, due to  intolerance of the feeling of embarrassment and shame and/or catastrophic thinking about the consequences of judgment. Let’s call this fear of evaluation.  Notice my focus on the possibility of judgment and rejection. It’s always a possibility. Remember from our discussion last week …

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Play with worry

Let’s talk cognitive process. Your process for any task is your series of steps to achieve your end. Your process for brushing your teeth or cleaning your kitchen may seem to you like “that’s just how you do it,” but if you surveyed the next 10 people you encounter it is very likely that their process …

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