Social anxiety sufferers usually spend most of their time inside and away from other people. This avoidance behavior doesn’t do them any favor? Why? Because if you stay at home all alone, you are left alone with your own thoughts. These thoughts are usually negative.

When you spend too much time thinking about how bad everything is, and how unhappy you are, you slowly become depressed. Beside that you also program yourself to think negatively all the time. Every time you are actually faced with an anxiety provoking situation, you become anxious because you instantly engage in negative thinking.

That’s why you need to cut off this kind of behavior and start going out. Social anxiety support groups give you a great opportunity to go out and meet new people.
In order to overcome your social anxiety you need to expose yourself regularly to anxiety provoking situations, and social anxiety support groups give you a very safe environment where you can do that.

People who come and visit support groups, suffer from social phobia themselves. These people completely understand your problems and can give you lots of encouragement. Now isn’t that great?

Another great thing about social anxiety support groups is that you won’t be judged over there. Everyone understands you and knows exactly how you feel. You won’t get negative comments that you just don’t know how to deal with the real world.

Now, anxiety support groups alone can’t help you overcome social anxiety. You will have to go the extra mile. You will have to do some thinking and explore your problems deeply. This means that you might need to work on your limiting beliefs and replace them with more empowering ones.

I teach you exactly what you need to do with your beliefs in my Social Anxiety Survivor course. It’s an online video training where I guide you step-by-step to overcoming your social anxiety. You can get more information about Social Anxiety Survivor system here.

Where Can You Find A Social Anxiety Support Group?

Before I conclude this article, I would like to let you know that you can easily find an anxiety support group if you live in a big city. However, if you live in a small town, you might have some difficulties finding one.

If you can’t find a support group near you, you can check out some online forums that are dedicated to people with social phobia.

The bottom line is that you need to expose yourself to anxiety provoking situations if you want to overcome social anxiety. Since this is very difficult to do, you might need to work on your limiting beliefs first. Once you decide to begin the exposure therapy, you should start it by visiting social anxiety support groups. The environment is safe and provides a great opportunity to start working on your anxiety and get help by other people who understand your situation. Make use of what’s available to you and search for help.

Author's Bio: 

Andrej Sosic is an author of Social Anxiety Survivor system that has already helped many people overcome social anxiety. You can visit his blog here