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023: Social Anxiety, Shyness and Being Yourself

By April 24, 2018February 2nd, 2023No Comments

Ellen Hendriksen

If you get nervous in social situations―meeting your partner’s friends, public speaking, standing awkwardly in the elevator with your boss―you’ve probably been told, “Just be yourself!”

But that’s easier said than done―especially if you’re prone to social anxiety. 40% of people consider themselves shy.

Today Ellen Hendriksen teaches us the signs and types of social anxiety, how to identify the safety behaviors holding you back, and actions you can take to start thriving around people.

Today we will learn:

  1. The signs and types of social anxiety
  2. How to identify the safety behaviors that are holding you back
  3. Small actions you can take now to start thriving in social situations.

Learn More About Ellen Hendriksen

Ellen Hendriksen

Ellen Hendriksen

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Ellen Hendriksen is a clinical psychologist who helps millions calm their anxiety and be their authentic selves through her award-winning podcast, Savvy Psychologist, and through Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD). Ellen’s scientifically-based, zero-judgment approach is regularly featured in Psychology TodayScientific AmericanThe Huffington Post, Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution, and many other media outlets. Savvy Psychologist, which has been downloaded over 5 million times, was picked as a Best New Podcast of 2014 on iTunes and was Otto Radio’s Best Healthcare Podcast of 2016. Ellen earned her Ph.D. at UCLA and completed her training at Harvard Medical School. She lives in the Boston area with her family.

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