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Counciling Corner for June 19, 2019: You Can Overcome Feelings Of Shyness


From the American Counseling Association

Each of us, at times, feels anxious about a situation we’re currently in or about to enter. If such feelings are the norm for you, you may feel you’re “shy” and may find you’re labeled as such by others.

Being shy seems cute when it’s a small child hiding behind a parent’s leg but as we get older, being shy can leave us feeling needlessly anxious and often keeps us from opportunities and relationships from which we might benefit. Extreme cases of feeling shy can sometimes meet the criteria for social anxiety disorder or social phobia....

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