Group therapy for social anxiety!

Individualterapi ved Oslo Psykologsenter

New group for social anxiety starts in March.

Here you can get effective group treatment for social anxiety.

The group goes weekly over 10 weeks. You will receive training in how to understand and think about social anxiety. There will be a focus on attitudes and healthy practices, how to deal with the scary symptoms you are afraid others will notice.

It follows a group program that springs from cognitive therapy - the most recognized form of treatment for social anxiety.

  • Social phobia involves performance anxiety. It is in the nature of the disorder that it is difficult to participate in courses or groups with others, for fear of making a fool of yourself or not being "good enough" in your own and others' eyes.
  • At the same time, participating in a group where you participate with others who are "in the same boat as yourself" is one of the smartest things you can do if you want to get out of the condition.
  • The group will consist of between 5 and 6 people. What everyone has in common is that everyone struggles with the same thing, namely social anxiety. Everyone will therefore have a fear of making a fool of themselves, or be concerned that a bodily symptom such as blushing, stammering, sweating or the like should be able to "reveal" that they have anxiety.
  • The group will go every week for 1.5 clock hours. The price is NOK 850 per time.
  • The price is NOK. NOK 850 per time.

Some symptoms of social anxiety:

  • Flushing
  • Trembling wings
  • Sweating
  • Cold and clammy hands
  • Stuttering or trembling voice
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Urge to go to the bathroom

Some people may have social anxiety of a limited nature - that is, only certain situations trigger the anxiety, for example meetings at work, while others have a more extended type - where most social situations cause anxiety. The mechanisms in anxiety are nevertheless similar, a situation is associated with something "dangerous" and the body automatically initiates a series of anxiety symptoms, which the individual becomes painfully aware of. It is then common to do various maneuvers to hide or cope with the symptoms, without this leading to the anxiety disappearing for good.