Social phobia can be treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), anxiety management techniques, social skills training, and medication. We already talked about CBT and anxiety management techniques, so let’s concentrate on social skills training today.
Some people who have suffered from social phobia for many years may develop habits that make it difficult for them to take steps toward recovery. For example, they may:
- find it difficult to make or maintain eye contact,
- use soft or hesitant speech,
- display closed body language,
- have rigid facial expressions,
- need a large personal space,
- have difficulty listening or keeping a conversation going.
Social skills training methods include modelling the appropriate behaviour, role-playing and then practising in real-life situations.
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Sources: Better Health