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SOCIAL ANXIETY LIFE THEMES AND SCHEMAS

When your core emotional needs are met in childhood, you grow up with positive life themes such as high self-worth and a belief in your ability to cope. Negative life themes emerge when your core emotional needs are not met earlier in life and these negative themes continue into adulthood. These negative life themes are… Continue reading

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SOCIAL ANXIETY AND THE TRAP OF OUTDATED DATA

It can feel strange to think about our brain lying to us, but that is often what happens when we are dealing with social anxiety disorder. In the throws of social anxiety, our brain takes in information and skews it based on a number of negative assumptions, interpretations, and opinions. Often, this information isn’t accurate…. Continue reading

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NAVIGATING THE WAVES OF POSTPARTUM SOCIAL ANXIETY

The postpartum period is often marked by hormonal fluctuations, lack of sleep, and stress as parents navigate their new roles. For approximately 10% of parents (moms and dads alike!), this stress progresses into an anxiety disorder, with generalized anxiety disorder being the most commonly diagnosed followed by social anxiety disorder (SAD). However, very little research… Continue reading