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Flag Johnny June 7, 2010 10:38 PM EDT

I want to learn about how to use meditation to help social anxiety problems (or any anxiety problems)--

I have had some success in this area but I also want to learn more, this thread is for discussing how to use meditation, in particular, to help problems with "clinical social anxiety disorder" (basically a phobia or fear of of social situations). 

Do you know of ways to use meditation to help social anxiety or even other anxiety problems?

What has helped you (vis-a-vis anxiety problems and meditation)? 

Flag Johnny June 7, 2010 10:44 PM EDT

I have personally been helped by meditating (but I want to make more progress), I have particularly used Mindfulness and also Insight Meditation trying to be more present for the moment and also my feelings. It has taken a lot of practice but I starting to get more and more results which is promising, although I could use some pointers. Here is one good article along those lines ,"Social Anxiety and Meditation".

Flag RenGalskap June 8, 2010 1:24 PM EDT
Hi Johnny,

If you haven't already settled on a meditation approach, you may find this helpful. This article discusses meditation for beginners with the approach used in my school of Buddhism, Zen.

link -> MRO meditation article

The article you linked to seems very good. The person who wrote it seems to know what they're talking about.

My best wishes for your efforts. I hope this helps.
Flag nnn123 August 1, 2010 12:13 PM EDT

from Holistic Online...






the two articles below discuss meditation in the context of it being used for stress managment and with anxiety problems...


Stress Management




Anxiety Disorders




best of luck to you


take care

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