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What therapy’s have you tried for your social anxiety??

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What therapy’s have you tried for your social anxiety?? What worked the best?? Have you read anything that helped etc?? Please do not respond with which medication you’re on
 
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I am having cognitive behavioral therapy and two other forms, I forgot their names....I found it in a text from my therapist:

These are therapy theories and techniques. Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical behavioral therapy, client centered therapy. Therapy uses certain interventions to help in therapy.
 
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What therapy’s have you tried for your social anxiety?? What worked the best?? Have you read anything that helped etc?? Please do not respond with which medication you’re on
I went to a regular psychologist for help. They didnt really do much but told me “things i wanted to hear” then recommended medication. Which i made the mistake to follow. Not sure what other type of therapy there is.
 
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CBT and paid for therapy. I had a short course of CBT and found it didn't help with my social anxiety.
 
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I had a psychiatrist that recommended medication and I was not feeling well at all, and my third therapist happened to be a wonderful help and after 5 years with him I almost completely changed my life over (after more that 10 years of depression, etc...).
 
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None. Have done a bit of EFT tapping but that doesn't do much for me, just reduces a bit of anxiety for a little while.
 
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I used to listen to ASMR for relaxation and it helped but I have quit doing that.
 
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I used to listen to ASMR for relaxation and it helped but I have quit doing that.
I used to watch ASMR videos quite a bit and I did feel relaxed in the short term - even sleepy at times, in a good way - but it's not a long term solution. I still watch them every now and then but more for relaxation in general rather than dealing with anxiety
 
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My therapy was my willpower. I was able to overcome shyness on my own. you have to make efforts that become easier and easier by trying (go out and talk, go out and talk...)
I returned sociophobic for my refusal to adapt to others and socializing too little
 
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Treating social anxiety (I have it too) is like training/socialising a dog that has a fear of something, as essentially, that is what it is, a fear. 'Graduated Exposure Therapy' or 'Systematic Desensitization'. This means a process of turning such situations into positive experiences for you rather than repeatedly having negative experiences, as this only reinforces the fact that they are these things. The techniques are the same no matter what so what you'd be looking for is a form of therapy that deals more with fear/phobia rather than dealing with anxiety per se, because you can only control so much in that moment. It's about retraining your brain so that your body doesn't react in turn with panic etc.

You could also maybe use this Social Anxiety Self Help | Get.gg - Getselfhelp.co.uk and also the one for phobias Phobias Self Help | Get.gg - Getselfhelp.co.uk
 
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