Social anxiety - a chronic fear of being watched and/or judged
Charles Linden has been coaching anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, stress and phobias elimination for over a decade. Charles contributes regularly at a wide range of forums across the world, teaches in workshops, presents video and audio programs, appears as expert guest on radio and as ‘in house expert’ in a variety of magazines and newspapers as well as having his own TV series.
Charles is currently CEO and Director of The Linden Centers which he founded in 2001 to provide support to his growing client base. To date over 100,000 people in 172 countries across six continents have used The Linden Method to permanently eliminate their anxiety.
Social anxiety disorder involves overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations.
People with social anxiety have a persistent, intense and sometimes chronic fear of being watched and/or judged by other people and being embarrassed and/or humiliated by their actions.
Their fear may be so severe that it interferes with work or school and other everyday activities.
Whilst many people with social anxiety recognize that their fear of being around people may be excessive and unreasonable, they are unable to minimize or overcome it. They often worry for days or weeks in advance of a dreaded situation.
Social anxiety disorder can be limited to only one type of situation - such as a fear of speaking in formal or informal situations, or eating, drinking, or writing in front of others, or, in its most severe form, may be so broad that a person experiences symptoms almost anytime they are around other people.
Social Anxiety Disorder can be very debilitating - it may even keep people from going to work or school on some days. Many people with social anxiety have a hard time making and keeping friends.
Natasha P. -- Alberta, Canada
How common is Social Anxiety Disorder?
Very common indeed! In fact, it is our experience that most anxiety and panic sufferers show signs of social anxiety disorder too.
Social anxiety disorder is more common in young people as they mature and enter adult life.
Who does Social Anxiety Disorder effect?
Social anxiety disorder can affect anyone of any age or sex.
It is estimated that around seven million Americans have social anxiety disorder.
What causes Social Anxiety Disorder?
A small structure in the brain called the amygdala is responsible for the symptoms of social anxiety disorder.
The amygdala is a collection of nuclei in the brain which controls the fear response.
When this organ becomes re-set to a higher 'baseline' level than previously, inappropriate anxiety such as social anxiety disorder become apparent. This process of learning is called operant conditioning.
Social anxiety disorder develops as a result of high anxiety.
What are the symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder?
Social anxiety symptoms can be intense, they include panic attacks and phobias, agoraphobia and all of the physical and psychological thoughts and sensations associated with anxiety.
Do I have to put up with Social Anxiety Disorder?
No, you do not. The Linden Method has been developed over nearly a decade specifically for those people who:
* Have had enough of their social anxiety disorder and REALLY want to do something about it!
* Have given up on conventional methods such as medication and psychotherapy
* Want to quickly and permanently rid themselves of their condition and return to normal
* Want to become well again without going down the drug treatment route
* Want to regain their independence; not relying on help and support
What treatments are there for Social Anxiety Disorder?
There's one treatment for social anxiety disorder that works and many that don't!
Forget medication and talking therapy, this method is fast, drug free and permanent.
It has a 96.7% success rate amongst complying clients and you can get started on it within the next 10 minutes!
There are no other programs of recovery for social anxiety sufferers that resemble this Method but past program members consider it to be THE conclusive treatment for anxiety disorders such as: Panic disorder, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.