Social Anxiety Mailing List January 2013

Volume 15 Number 1
January 2013

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Spring CBT Group for Social Anxiety:

January 26th - April 27th, 2013 (14 weeks). Details: local group. Application download here. Please enroll now for this group. Our groups are friendly, active, structured groups which focus completely on helping people overcome social anxiety.

Next International Therapy Group:

April 8th - April 27th, 2013. Details International Group. Application download here. Please enroll now for this group. This is a three week, intensive, all day therapy group for people with social anxiety, where you actively work on the behavioral components of reducing social anxiety in different practical situations. The group consists of people who are motivated and ready to overcome social anxiety. Note: Another international group is planned for the summer (July) to accommodate college students.

To get a thorough idea of what these international CBT groups for social anxiety are like, and what you can expect to gain from them, read Trevor Mason's International Therapy Group Article, where he explains many details of these intensive groups.
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Read what is included in the comprehensive audio therapy series "Overcoming Social Anxiety: Step by Step"


Social Anxiety CBT Groups Around The World

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These are the only operating groups we know about throughout the world.

New Articles!

Social Anxiety Disorder Makes You Believe Irrational Lies

Be Honest With Yourself

Still Hiding in the Shadows: Is Social Anxiety Real?

You CAN get better and overcome social anxiety. It happens all the time. You deserve a better life, free of the anxiety and the restrictions that social anxiety places on you.

Copyright © 2013, The Social Anxiety Institute, Inc.
Thomas A. Richards, Ph.D., Psychologist/Director, SAI
Matthew Whitley, Practice Manager
Justin Bashore, SAI Staff

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The Social Anxiety Association

The Social Anxiety Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 to meet the growing needs of people with social anxiety.  The SAA became inactive for several years due to lack of resources.  We are in the process of re-doing our website, listing all active, structured CBT groups for social anxiety, and renewing all our licenses.  Major changes will be happening by the end of 2013.  We publish new web content -- concerning social anxiety -- almost daily on the site now.

The Social Anxiety Institute is the largest website on the internet about social anxiety disorder (social phobia). Therapy programs have run at the Institute full-time since 1994.  Major new help for overcoming social anxiety is under development and will be introduced in 2013. 

For treatment: Overcoming social anxiety: Step by Step   A structured guide to overcoming social anxiety (a "How to" guide to get over social anxiety).

The Anxiety Network explains and describes five major anxiety disorders.

Guidelines for listing social anxiety groups on this site.  We cannot officially endorse groups, so check them out thoroughly.  We ask that they be groups that are operating, have a definite leader, and are thoroughly structured.  Social anxiety therapy groups are very different than the groups that operate for other mental health conditions.