p.s i avoid crowds, the city, public transport in rush hour etc. all of those things make me incredibly anxious.
The most effective way to recover from this disorder is to use psychotherapy, take a cognitive behavioral therapy and if you follow the therapy you will be able to see great results.
Learn communication skills, there are many courses like books, audios and videos about how to communicate better with people, create conversations, persuade people and be more confident, this will help you a lot to have more confidence when talking with some else. Learn relaxation and mediation techniques like breathing deeply, yoga, exercise and any other techniques that help you cope with anxiety symptoms.
Expose your self gradually to social situation, its highly effective to little by little meet some new people, go to some public places, talk with someone you don’t usually talk that will cause you to be more comfortable talking with others over time. Meet new people that have your same hobbies and interest, the easiest way to engage in a conversation with others is to talk about something that you have in common to meet these people, do things that you like to do and meet people that do the same.
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the MoodGym training program is an online CBT course you can work for free at your own pace. Many of the members here have used it.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
There are two fundamental characteristics of Social Phobia anxiety: feeling an urgent need to flee the situation and, once out of it, acknowledging that this fear is irrational .