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BreakTheStigma - Mental Health Awareness Month 2015

Why is that if you break your arm, people start writing witty comments on the cast and holding the door open for you, but when you admit to having a mental illness, they often shy away from you or worry what to say when you’re around? The simple fact is that having a broken arm [read more…]

The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

Well it’s here and I’m very excited about it – my new social anxiety podcast! I have called it “The Confident Mind”, and every week I will now be publishing a new podcast as well as my regular blog article. I’ll be interviewing all sorts of interesting people from all over the world that’s relevant [read more…]

3 Types of Jobs for People With Social Anxiety

  I’ve written before about how to deal with social anxiety in the workplace and how to tackle job interviews when you have social anxiety – but what type of jobs should you go for in the first place? The bottom line is that social anxiety may seem to discount the vast majority of careers but [read more…]

my name is john i have social anxiety

About 18 months ago I decided to create John (a fictional character) and wrote some posts about his experiences with social anxiety. The stories were all made up of real clinical experiences from more than 15 years of treating people with Social Anxiety Disorder. John’s experiences typify those of people living with Social Anxiety and [read more…]

Job Interviews Social Anxiety

There’s only really one point to make here, and that’s the fact that some of the greatest minds, some of the most successful businessmen and some of the most powerful leaders have all lived and worked through social anxiety. You can make a career out of what you’re good at – regardless of how you [read more…]


The fear of using the bus or train is one of the most often cited examples of social anxiety on public transport – and it’s no surprise. It encapsulates a lot of the issues surrounding both the initial fear of being in public and also the spiralling fears which come from avoiding a certain situation [read more…]

Mindfulness Social Anxiety Infographic

Did you know that studies have proven how practising mindfulness for 10 minutes a day helps reduce anxiety in less than 8 weeks? So, how can you use mindfulness to your advantage? First you can incorporate it relatively informally into your every day life, with simple breathing exercises to help focus attention wherever you are [read more…]

Social Anxiety and Inferiority Complex

Whether it’s about Greece’s economic woes or the Socceroos winning football’s Asian Cup, journalists love to bandy around the phrase “inferiority complex” as if it’s catch-all statement to imply doubt and uncertainty. But the term has its origins in the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung and has been used to describe a set [read more…]

social media anxiety

Different World, Same Issues Very little has swept through our world quite as completely in recent centuries as social media. It’s quite likely you’ve come across this blog via Facebook, Twitter or Google+ and, if you think it’s in any way useful to you and your friends, you might even consider passing this site on [read more…]

Social Anxiety at Work

Social anxiety interferes with all aspects of normal life, from relationships with friends and family to how we experience the world around us. And with the Christmas holidays well and truly over, no doubt a lot of you have found it challenging going back into the work environment. The workplace is a distillation of the [read more…]

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