Seasons Greetings, and a very Merry Christmas to you all, wherever you are in the world!
However I know from my conversations with clients that, unfortunately, it’s not always a Merry Christmas, especially when you suffer from social anxiety and shyness. It can be an anxious time, with so many expectations about being ‘social’. There’s Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve, New Years day, etc. It really can be quite stressful!
I thought it would be helpful to provide you with a few tips and ideas through video that can hopefully help make the next few weeks a little bit easier for you. I also found an article on the BBC UK website titled “Christmas: A Social Anxiety Minefield”, which I would recommend reading.
I hope you find these ideas and resources useful, and I certainly do wish you a Merry Christmas. Stay safe, and I look forward to talking with you again in 2014.
Source: Laura McMurray, Senior Psychological Therapist, ICope