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Overcoming Shyness & Social Anxiety

Hawthorn, VIC

Subject: Public Speaking

Do you fear:

*public speaking
*acting assertively
*meeting new people
*initiating and/or participating in conversations
*job interviews
*dealing with authority figures
*eating in public
*writing in public
*performing ( e.g. singing, acting, playing a musical instrument)

Catherine Madigan is a Melbourne Clinical psychologist who specialises in the treatment of social anxiety. She is offering a group cognitive behavioural therapy program for social anxiety sufferers. Catherine has been offering...

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Do you fear:

*public speaking
*acting assertively
*meeting new people
*initiating and/or participating in conversations
*job interviews
*dealing with authority figures
*eating in public
*writing in public
*performing ( e.g. singing, acting, playing a musical instrument)

Catherine Madigan is a Melbourne Clinical psychologist who specialises in the treatment of social anxiety. She is offering a group cognitive behavioural therapy program for social anxiety sufferers. Catherine has been offering this group program for over 8 years and has conducted these groups for both the public mental health system and as part of her private practice. The Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service & job placement agencies have referred clients to ‘Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety’.

Catherine’s work with social anxiety sufferers has been featured in publications such as ‘The Age’, The Herald Sun’, ‘New Idea’, ‘For Me’ & ‘Women’s Health & Fitness’ magazine. Click here to read an article about Catherine's work.

The ‘Overcoming Shyness & Social Anxiety’ program teaches cognitive therapy and relaxation techniques (e.g. slow breathing, isometric relaxation) and provides the opportunity for participants to role play their feared social situations (exposure therapy).

N.B. People who do not wish to role play can opt out.

The program also covers the roles: medication, exercise, nutrition & lifestyle factors can play in alleviating social anxiety. There is a strong emphasis on increasing participants self esteem.

There is homework given after each session and the homework involves: reading, practising relaxation techniques learnt in the group and completing sheets & workbooks.

The major advantages of a group program is that it (1) provides participants with the opportunity to role play feared social situations in a friendly, supportive environment, (2) allows sufferers to see that others face similar difficulties in life and (3) can provide an avenue for making new friends.

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When

Please contact us for upcoming dates and/or more information about this class.

Where

32 Henry St
Hawthorn, VIC 3122

Skill level

Beginner, Intermediate

 

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