“MH issue: Social Anxiety
How I deal with it: I’ve tried many things, but the ones that work for me are – Medication (Sertraline), CBT techniques, particularly the ones that challenge negative thoughts. Exercise helps to clear my head and keep my adrenaline levels down, and I cut down to one coffee a day.
Exposure Therapy was a game changer for me. It involves deliberately exposing yourself to something that makes you feel anxious in very small doses. This enables to brain to build up a tolerance.
I write about my experiences on my blog We’re All Mad Here. It’s part confessional and part ‘I want to share as many tips as possible to prevent others from going through the same shit that I did.’
Claire has just had her book published, which you can get now on here.
"Anxiety, whilst hideously all-consuming when you're engulfed in it, can he impossible to spot from the outside. Anyone you know could be experiencing it, no matter how self-assurer or confident they might appear."-Natasha Devon Just finished Claire's book! She's such an inspiring lady, who shares her journey with social anxiety. I love her writing style which is easy to follow and understand. The books is so heartwarming, funny and definitely worth a read! I couldn't put it down once I started reading it! There are some great tips/coping strategies to help with anxiety which I found really helpful.😊 The book will be officially out to purchase in November so make sure you grab one!😊😁✨ #Allmadherebook
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