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Social Anxiety Brief Guide

Overview (Hope, Heimberg, & Turk, pp. 9-10)

Fearing social situations is referred to as social anxiety and may include fears about social interactions (e.g., being assertive), performance (e.g., public speaking), and being observed (e.g., working in front of others). Approximately 12.1% of people suffer from significant social anxiety at some point in their lives. This guide is designed to help you overcome your social anxiety. The 7 lessons within this guide have been adapted primarily from Hope, Heimberg, and Turk (2010), Greenberger and Padesky (1995), and Barlow (2008).

When to Seek Professional Help

If you continue to experience significant anxiety related to social situations, it is important to seek professional help. We can assist you in locating a therapist that is geographically close to you.