Yeah, it’s definitely high maintenance but it sounds like you are persevering and I think it’s nice to hear about the pay off even if it seems out of grasp. I wonder sometimes that something like social phobia could keep a criminal disciplined.
Yeah, I wouldn’t have thought that belief was a hindrance more of a liberation and accepting who you are. I think it’s a very fine line it’s only a problem if those beliefs aren’t working for you. Now that you are cured what do you feel has changed? Have you turned into a party animal? lol;)
I agree with a lot of what he is saying the only thing is life doesn’t always permit for you to take it slowly.
I consider shy or introverted by this definition Definition of Introvert -- What is an Introvert? more of a personality trait as oppose to it being a mental illness, but irrational fears controlling a person definitely needs to be addressed and most likely in the manner he was talking about.
There’s a few in that thread that think they communicate poorly, but they did quite well in that and many other threads I have seen.
Yeah, I have tried a little cbt when I was first diagnosed with sp, I don’t think it was successful as it could have been because I wasn’t ready to deal with it at the time, but I did get to meet some people with sp. This was through the women’s and children’s clinic in Adelaide. There were a few things that happened that I wasn’t very happy about but I did like the cooking course I did with a small group of people that had sp. I haven’t tried ACT. I feel like I get exposure therapy all the time anyway because there’s no choice and I have been off and on meds. The medication kind of worries me and I would prefer not to use it. Thanks for the link it’s insightful.:)
That’s great:) I think if you can beat this you probably could get through anything. It’s also good to know you’re from Australia, there’s a few on here. Have you met any members on here that live near your area?
Hi Hoddesdon. I'm sorry I didn't reply to you sooner. A happy belated new year to you. I haven't been on this site for a while because it's been slow and freezing on me but it seems to be working today! How are you?