Things have to change people. First of all, this blog needs more attention. So here I am. In an effort to begin marketing and networking for myself, here I am. But, how do you market and network with social anxiety? Really? Anyone know?
Once in front of people, I rock it. However, getting me in front of people...that's a whole other deal. You want me to email? I got you. You want me to make copies and mail? I got you. You want me to cold call? What? Are you a nut job? Seriously, who invented that strategy? It works though right? So yeah, gotta do it.
So here I am, a semi new practitioner trying to market and network with social anxiety. Why can't they just like me and come see me? Please, if you're reading this...I'm an awesome therapist. Just come check me out!
Anyhow people, the point is...social anxiety. How do we recover? How do we get through this in high demand people facing careers. (I'm gonna sell now...) . It's called using your DBT skills. Using your distress tolerance skills to radically accept that this is what needs to happen, and then lower your heart rate. It's using your mindfulness on a daily basis, sometimes multiple times, to center yourself and bring a sense of calm so you can get through your challenges. You need to use those interpersonal effectiveness skills to talk to people you find it difficult to talk to, and most importantly learn how to ask for things when you're too socially awkward to do so. Finally, emotionally regulating that anxiety and pushing it aside or using opposite action to move forward with the task at hand.
To learn more, I posted the oh so famous 'What the Heck Is DBT' video on my press page. Give it a gander. The video may be targeted at the youth, but DBT works for adults and older adults as well. If you find it interesting, reach out to me. I can help, or find you someone who can.
Have a good day people! Always smile!
I am a Master Social Work graduate from UGA, and absolutely LOVE what I do. I specialize in DBT therapy, and enjoy working adolescent teens and adults. I hope you enjoy my blog, it's been a long time in the making! *HUGS!*