I’ve been invited to speak at Normandale College in the Twin Cities to address the ways that social anxiety problems can interfere with finding success in reaching one’s life goals.
Starting college is one of those life transitions where areas of vulnerability appear. Students with debilitating social anxiety experience the academic and professional world with dread, leaving dreams unfulfilled. Some of the most difficult situations for social anxiety sufferers hardly register for those who don’t suffer from social anxiety:
· Where do I go for class? What if I have to ask for directions?
· Will I have to introduce myself?
· Will they think I don’t belong there?
· Will I have to speak in front of the class?
· What if I have a question about an assignment…or the right book?
· What if I arrive late and everyone stares?
· What if there is no seat…what would I do?
· What if it is all just too overwhelming?
These situations and many others pose formidable barriers to success for many an academic career. I will be sharing information about the high frequency of social anxiety problems, the ways to detect it in yourself or others you care about, and the solutions for it, so you can address it or point another in the right direction.
If you’re in the Twin Cities on the 11th, we’d love to see you there. Here are the details:
Tuesday February 11th
College Services Building
700 France Ave S,
Bloomington, MN 55431