Do most of us have a bit of social anxiety? I think we probably do. We are concerned about what people think of us, how we look and maybe how successful we are. People in their teens and twenties may suffer from this more than most. Things can start to get difficult when we use excess alcohol or drugs to calm our nerves. The drug takes over and can become the most important part of our day. Another reaction to this might be to make excuses and start to avoid social situations. This may led to becoming more and more introverted.
Those of us who are socially anxious need a strategy to make operating in social and work situations easier. A couple of sessions of counselling and some hypnotherapy can help with this significantly. The anxiety won’t go completely and actually being a bit nervous helps us to perform better, but with the right plan in place things become much easier.