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Changing the Thoughts Which Accompany Anxiety

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Overcoming Social Anxiety

Those who suffer from social anxiety engage in excessive self-focus. Their thoughts focus internally on themselves rather than on the external world around them – and this only serves to increase anxiety levels. Furthermore, excessive focus on the internal symptoms means that one loses important information about what is going on externally, and it may give others the impression that …

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Defeating Social Anxiety

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Overcoming Social Anxiety

 There are three stages that people experience in overcoming problems with social anxiety : Identify the patterns of anxiety Change the thinking that accompanies anxiety-provoking situations Change the anxious behavior Identifying the Patterns of Anxiety People often see the distressful symptoms of social anxiety as their enemy, so they try to avoid thinking about it. In order to overcome social …

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Do You Suffer from Social Anxiety?

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Overcoming Social Anxiety

Who are the people most likely to suffer from social anxiety? Parents recognize that some children are easily frightened from birth on and cry a great deal, while others seem more resilient by temperament (they seldom cry, hardly ever get upset, and are less easily frightened). Some children love to explore the world around them. Others are cautious and don’t …

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Overcoming Shyness

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Overcoming Social Anxiety

Ask people what they fear the most and many of them will answer, “speaking in public.” In surveys that ask people about their fears, about one person in five reports an extreme fear of public speaking. Shyness and other forms of social anxiety are common – and they prevent people from fully experiencing life. Shyness refers to a tendency to …

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Developing a Plan for Building a Strong Family

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Creating a Strong, Supportive Family

Some people believe that their families are too troubled to change. They feel that their families bring out the worst in each other and that they are plagued with insurmountable problems. They feel hopeless about changing their family life. However, many strong families have emerged from this place of despair, often in the face of a family crisis, to achieve …

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Coping with Stress and Crisis in the Family

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Creating a Strong, Supportive Family

A crisis is a time of decision, the outcome of which may be positive or negative. Some families fall apart when faced with a crisis like illness, death, or financial setbacks. All families experience the challenge of a crisis at certain times. Strong families, however, have the ability to pull together and draw on each other’s strengths when they are …

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Cultivating Your Spiritual Wellness in the Family

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Creating a Strong, Supportive Family

One characteristic of strong families is a shared belief One characteristic of strong families is a shared belief in a greater power that guides ethical behavior, concern for others, and unity with living things. These shared beliefs help to create a bond between family members, as well as providing a framework for love, purpose, security, hope, and peace. The guidelines …

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Strong Families & Spending Time Together

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Creating a Strong, Supportive Family

Strong families spend a great deal of time together And the time spent is not always in planned events. Just spending time, doing nothing in particular, eases our feelings of isolation and loneliness, builds relationships, contributes to a feeling of security, and helps to create a sense of family identity. Individual family members should find time when two people can …

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Sharing Positive Communication in the Home

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Creating a Strong, Supportive Family

One research study has shown that the average couple spends seventeen minutes per week in conversation. In contrast, strong families spend a great deal of time talking with one another – ranging from trivial matters to important issues. Communication helps us to feel connected, and because members of strong families feel free to exchange information and ideas, they become good …

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Showing Appreciation and Building Self-Esteem in the Home

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Creating a Strong, Supportive Family

Healthy families share in common the ability to show appreciation to each other. By showing appreciation, we are essentially saying that the other person is worthy and has dignity. We declare that we can see the positive qualities of the other person. This message is crucial to emotional wellness because it is a core building block of self-esteem. Thus, strong …

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