Experts say that it is only common for people to feel shyness, anxiety and defeat if life has been giving them so many tests and trials. However, instead of feeling depressed and sulking into the taste of defeat because of being too shy, people can use this as an opportunity to make themselves stronger. This can be done by using these emotions and experiences to motivate his or herself in battling with shyness.
Options in dealing with shyness
Today, with modern technology and continuous advancement in research, overcoming shyness could be fast and easy. All one needs to do is to gather enough willpower to face his or her fear and the willingness to overcome that fear no matter what it takes.
Once the final diagnosis has been made by the psychologist, the person who has extreme shyness can now start with treatments depending in the severity of the phobia. Nowadays, the most common treatment options available in overcoming shyness include drug therapy, natural remedies, and various relaxation techniques. Each of these offer different concepts and processes so it’s up to the person which one could be suitable to his or her needs.
The drug therapy could be the mildest form of treatment available for people who are starting in overcoming extreme shyness. Once diagnosis is made by the psychologist or psychiatrist, the most common drug prescription that they give include benzodiazepines and other relaxant drugs which are proven to control the symptoms of the phobia for a certain period of time. Although some can be bought over the counter, always remember to check with your health provider which drugs may help you overcome what your fear in dealing with others. Their approval and prescription is very important because these will ensure that the problem will not get more complicated.
If you want to go the natural way, there are certain natural remedies that can be made or taken at home to help you control anxiety attacks during social events. These herbs include St John’s Wort, Scullcap, Passiflora incarnate, and Valerian are recommended because these are believed to help calm the person’s nerves while extreme shyness attacks. Because these contain properties that help people to relax, many are trying this treatment option. But since herbal or natural remedies don’t necessarily have clinical approval, it is best to test first the effects of these herbs before you finally use it.
Since anxiety is the main culprit for shyness, people who are experiencing this are advised to various techniques that would help them relax such as meditation and deep breathing as well as muscle relaxation. People who are afraid to socialize are advised to practice these techniques at home so once they have mastered it; they can try using these relaxation methods as often as possible.
Learning these techniques is important because it will help the person reduce his or her anxiety, relieve the tension brought by the fear, and enable that person to take off his or her mind into untoward things such as embarrassment in front of a person or a crowd.