by Eric Goodman, PhD Telling oneself not to be anxious during the COVID-19 pandemic is like trying to tell water not to be wet. These are anxious times. The question is not how can I be anxiety free right now, but how can I best manage the anxiety that shows up? The buddha told a Read more »
By Eric Goodman, Ph.D. Life in the time of a pandemic is difficult. Our lives have suddenly and dramatically narrowed while we try to avoid an invisible threat which has been spreading across our planet. And where there is even the whiff of a threat, there is anxiety. The fact that we are feeling more Read more »
Here are some strategies for dealing with fears that are infrequent (or impossible) to face directly:
Does the prospect of dating send shivers down your spine? In my job as a clinical psychologist and anxiety specialist I work with many people who would like to date, but feel held back by anxiety. They are waiting to pursue a relationship until the day (or year or decade) when their anxiety stops screaming Read more »
Here is an article by Geraldine Walsh, a freelance writer in the UK. She has written an excellent article about her experience with social anxiety in the modern world. Click here.
When writing my book, Social Courage: Coping and Thriving with the Reality of Social Anxiety, I wanted to tell the truth. The truth being that social anxiety is a normal human experience that most of us can relate to—rather than it being this weird unusual thing that only you experience. The goal then is not Read more »