Mindfulness for Social Anxiety
How does mindfulness help with social anxiety?
Mindfulness is like a vacation for your mind. It's a way to take a short break from racing thoughts, self-judgment, worry and anxiety. Mindfulness is a way to you give yourself a pause from stress, recharge your batteries and return calmer and with greater perspective.
There's a secret about mindfulness....
It's actually a powerful weapon against overwhelming anxiety. It's one of the most effective ways to manage anxiety, feelings of overwhelm and racing thoughts.
Mindfulness helps you master your emotions.
Because emotions are great, but not when they're in charge of you.
Once you learn a variety of mindfulness methods, and practice them you will find your favorites. And soon you will get so that you can call on these techniques to help calm and center yourself whenever you want.
The trick with mindfulness is to try it out, try several techniques and then make it a habit in your life.
Mindfulness is one of the tools you should have in your toolbox to begin to feel more in charge of your life, more in control, connected and peaceful.
Mindfulness is something I use frequently and I encourage all of my private clients to try it as well.
When you are mindful, you live fully in the moment and experience a feeling of awakening, calmness and peace.
We really only live in the present moment. Continually planning for the future or reliving the past actually robs us of our present moments and thus our lives.
Social anxiety is heightened when you worry about the future, anticipate rejection, and fear the possibility of embarrassment.
Social anxiety also worsens when you spend a great deal of time re-living social encounters, wondering "what you should have said", what others thought about what you did, or regretting something you said.
By learning mindfulness, you will have another tool at your disposal to help you remain calm and confident.
Mindfulness is increasingly being used in traditional counseling and therapy practices. It is an excellent way to integrate thinking, emotions, and physical sensations into the learning and change process.
There is usually is nothing wrong in the present moment. Our troubles are often expanded when we are consumed with worry about what might happen in the future and full of regrets about the past.
You may be surprised by how much mindfulness can help you feel more grounded, safe, confident and centered.
Wonderful news --- If you attend a social confidence ranch retreat for women you have the option of experiencing mindfulness through equine assisted learning methods.
You will learn to practice mindfulness and increase your sense of inner power through guided interaction with horses. You are probably aware that animals of many kinds have been found to be very effective in assisting with therapeutic interventions.
Horses are highly social animals with a unique ability to mirror our emotions and react to our body language in ways that can help us learn about ourselves and become aware of the ways in which we tend to interact with people. Horses can play a surprising role in our journey towards learning increased self esteem, increased confidence and forming authentic relationships.