This webinar The Link Between Social Anxiety and Depression looked at the the link between the two experiences, how we can recognise social anxiety and steps that might be helpful when addressing it.
- Dr. Odhran McCarthy, Principal Clinical Psychologist – Specialist, HSE Dublin North and Founder/Director of Social Anxiety Ireland
- Stephen McBride, Director of Services at Aware and Chartered Counselling Psychologist & Group Psychotherapist
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Resources mentioned in The link between social anxiety and depression webinar:
- Social Anxiety Ireland website which includes information on their support groups and their youth intervention programme and helpful resources relating to social anxiety >>
- How to recognise symptoms of depression >>
- Brené Brown TED Talk on Shame >>
- Example of a breathing techniques:
- Breathing out for longer than you breathe in, can have a relaxing effect on your body. Try breathing in for a count of 3 and out for a count of 6, for 6 breaths, notice the difference. If that is easy to do for you, try in for 4 and out for 8. You can do this anywhere, at anytime, and you don’t need any equipment.
- Another technique you might like to try – using your non-dominant hand (left if you are right-handed), as you breathe in, close your hand to a fist, as you breathe out open your hand. Again, as you breathe in close your hand to a fist and as you breathe out, open your hand. The third time as you breathe in, close your hand to a fist and as you breathe out open your hand and say out loud, ‘I choose to breathe slowly’. Notice how you have taken control of and slowed your breathing. You can repeat this as often as you like.
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