A group for overcoming social fears and living a meaningful, valued life.
About the Group
This group is for young men who struggle with with social fears that are getting in the way of living a meaningful, valued life. Whether it be meeting and talking to new people, participating in group activities, or performing in school or at work, this group is geared towards developing the skills and abilities to thrive in any social situation.
We will use mindfulness and behavioral techniques from a therapy approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), the goal of which is to help you open up to difficult thoughts and feelings while doing what is important to you. Through participation in this group program social anxiety will gradually loosen its grip on your life and you will feel liberated to do more of the things that are important to you- spending valuable time with friends and family, and thriving at work and at play. Learn how to go from living in Safety Mode, to living in Vital Action Mode (being fully present in social situations, and letting go of your struggles with anxious thoughts and feelings).
Note: This group is based on the research and work of Jan E. Fleming, MD & Nancy L. Kocovski, PhD