Social Anxiety Treatment in Perth

Do you feel nervous or anxious when faced in a social situation? Are you avoiding social contact because you are uncomfortable? The feeling is more than shyness, right?

If your answer is YES, there is a big possibility that you have developed social anxiety disorder!

If you are in Perth, check out how Energetics Institute can help in social anxiety treatment. 

Social anxiety or social phobia is a common mental disorder that affects people of all ages. Sometimes, it can be hard to differentiate with shyness or social silence. People with social phobia may be unaware of the condition. Talking to a doctor can help enlighten your mind about the condition.

Social anxiety disorder occurs in many situations, and people with such a condition may experience different types of body reactions such as sweating, nervousness, and trembling. Here are some of the everyday situations where people may suffer social anxiety from:

  • Public speaking
  • Dating
  • Using public toilets
  • Starting a conversation
  • Making eye contact
  • Eating in front of other people

There are various reasons why people feel socially anxious such as the fear of being judged by others, accidentally offending someone, or being humiliated. Social anxiety reaction varies from person to person. Some may suffer from rapid heartbeat, muscle tension, and dizziness; while others have trouble breathing, stomach pain, diarrhea, and loss of sensation. 

The treatment for social phobia depends on the severity of the symptoms and how well you function daily. The duration of treatment also varies as some people may require less medication and therapy while others need extensive treatment. However, with appropriate treatment and medication, social anxiety can be cured.

Here some therapy treatment that will work best for social anxiety:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

There are three types of CBT techniques which are exposure, cognitive restructuring, and social skills training. Through exposure, you will learn to face situations and events that you would otherwise avoid. There will be a series of exercises that will allow you to challenge negative thoughts, reconstruct it to positive ones and master it until you learn its essence. Social skills training are also helpful in learning social behaviours and decrease anxiety.

  • Psychoanalysis

With psychoanalysis, the sufferer will be able to understand underlying issues from childhood that leads to social anxiety, which is also useful for people with unresolved conflicts contributing to their anxiety.

At Energetics Institute, therapies can be done one on one, in a group, over the phone or in whatever set up that you are comfortable with. We offer various types of exercises where you have to face a social situation and make your way through it. With therapy and treatment, social phobia will be cured, and you will be able to live a healthy social life. 

If social anxiety is left untreated, this could last a lifetime and may cost you to miss various opportunities that could have changed your life. Declining treatment for social anxiety will lead to chronic social dysfunction and unhealthy lifestyle. Chronic social phobia can also lead to complications such as depression, alcohol/drug abuse, and other mental conditions.  

If you think that you have social phobia, you should seek treatment as soon as you can. Do not let the condition trap you in a life that you do not deserve or ruin your social situation. Therapy and medication can help you. There are also support groups who can assist in your recovery.

Help yourself. Get help now! 

Invest in your mental health!

Live an anxiety-free life! 

Call Energetics Institute for social anxiety treatment in Perth!

6 Facts about Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy has helped millions of Australian overcome their pain and improve coping skills. It is a talking treatment that creates a safe space for mental sufferers to discuss their situation and challenges in private. 

Reach out to Energetics Institute for psychotherapy services in Perth!

For now, let me show you six facts about psychotherapy!

  • Psychotherapy is a talking treatment.

You are expected to talk about your situation during psychotherapy sessions. The psychotherapist will be asking questions that needs an honest answer. (That is their way of assessing your condition.)

  • Psychotherapists can be trusted.

Trust is an essential factor in psychotherapy. The conversation between you and your psychotherapist will remain sacred and will never be used against you. 

  • Intense emotions may burst during psychotherapy.

Emotional talk is quite common during your session with the psychotherapist. It is normal to feel angry, upset, or sad.

  • Things often get worse before it gets better.

It is the goal of psychotherapy to make you feel better during your worst. You may feel challenged at the beginning; in the end, positive result awaits.

  • Psychotherapy has low side effects.

Psychotherapy can reduce the use of medication, clinical treatment, and shorten the length of inpatient stays. It is an effective treatment if done correctly. 

  • Not all psychotherapy are created equally.

There are different types of psychotherapy that are suited for every patient and condition. Some of them are uninvestigated and unused during psychotherapy sessions.

Final Thoughts:

Psychotherapy is an effective treatment if done correctly. The psychotherapist and patient must work together to achieve a positive result.

There is a prescribed type of psychotherapy treatment for every patient. Assessment and diagnosis are essential before beginning any psychotherapy session.

Psychotherapy has reduced side effect due to less medication and clinical based treatment. It aims to heal you naturally and achieve long-lasting impact!

Trust your psychotherapist. He/she is an expert. Do not be afraid to share your feelings, thoughts, and emotions. Psychotherapy is a safe avenue for discussing what you truly feel!

Though it is a form of talking treatment, it does not only involve discussing your situation but also accompanied by activities that can help you achieve mental wellness.

Lastly, seek psychotherapy as early as you can! Do not wait for the worse to happen. Neglecting treatment may result in more serious mental condition.

Let the psychotherapist from Perth help you!