Every successful relationship needs intimacy to thrive. Most people immediately associate intimacy with sex. While that’s certainly part of it, it’s not the only way to be intimate with someone.
Even if you’ve never been before, you’ve probably heard of group therapy. You may have even seen depictions of it on television and in movies. However, while most people understand the basic concept of group therapy, fewer are aware of which issues it really helps with, and who might most benefit from this modality in addition to or in place of individual therapy.
Anxiety isn’t biased against one gender. It can impact everyone. However, it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint specific symptoms of anxiety because that impact can be different from person to person.
Social anxiety is nothing new. However, the COVID-19 pandemic made so many people across the country (and the world) increasingly aware of their existing anxieties. It also triggered new social anxiety symptoms in others.
According to Brené Brown, a shame researcher who has spent the last sixteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, there is something called a vulnerability paradox: “It’s the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I want you to see in me.” I had an experience last week that proved…